The staff at New Mexico State University’s Aggie Health and Wellness Center take a mentorship approach to training within our practitioner-scholar model as we help facilitate the transition of interns into the professional community. This is accomplished through specific, sequential, cumulative, and increasingly complex experiences intended to both challenge and support trainees in their mastery of identified competencies. Interns will gain intervention skills related to individual psychotherapy, intake interviewing, crisis interventions, the provision of supervision, group counseling, and outreach. Our internship also includes training in psychological assessment, career assessment, and collaborative treatment approaches in a university counseling center that is integrated within a primary healthcare setting.
A goal of the internship at the NMSU Aggie Health and Wellness Center is to train social justice-oriented psychotherapists for entry into the field of health service psychology. To support this goal, trainees at our site also have the opportunity to grow professionally in dedicated areas of special interest. Possible areas of emphasis include: training administration, Spanish language therapy rotation, LGBTQ+ health, psychopharmacology in NM, or social justice-oriented outreach. Interns may also have the opportunity to develop their own area of emphasis if resources allow.
We have two intern positions that will receive training at the NMSU Aggie Health and Wellness Center for a General Internship program (match code for this program is #143811). Applicants must be doctoral students enrolled in an APA-accredited graduate program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Academic coursework and preparation must be in accordance with APA accreditation standards, and all required coursework must be completed prior to the start of internship. To be considered for the internship, applicants should have:
- Passed their comprehensive examinations
- Provided a minimum of 400 direct service hours (including both assessment and intervention)
- Successfully proposed their dissertations by the start of internship