Program Information: Pace University - Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1477
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Pace University
Department: Counseling Center
Address: 161 William Street, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10038-1598
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: New York City
Phone: 212-346-1523
Fax: 212-346-1530
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Richard Khan
Chief Psychologist: Richard Shadick Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/14/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31350
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): University Holidays, Paid Commuter Reimbursement Account Flexible Health Spending Plan
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns receive 1 hour per week of individual supervision from 3 supervisors (for a total of 3 hours of individual supervision per week). Interns also receive 1 hour of group supervision on supervising their pre-doctoral extern and 1 hour of group supervision on the facilitation of their psychotherapy group (for a total of 2 hours weekly of group supervision). Weekly seminars include Consultation and Outreach Seminar, Multicultural Seminar, Psychodynamic Case Conference Seminar, and Friday Seminar which consists of rotating topics including those relevant to Health Service Psychology. Interns responsibilities include: - Providing individual psychotherapy (an average of 13 hours per week) to students including one twice-weekly, insight-oriented client. This client is chosen at the start of the training year to accompany the Psychodynamic Case Conference Seminar in order to receive intensive supervision from a Psychoanalyst / Licensed Psychologist. -Co-facilitating 1 ongoing, interpersonal psychotherapy group with a fellow intern - Providing crisis intervention on an as-needed basis. Interns, paired with senior staff, participate in weekly rotations for crisis coverage and responds to after-hours crises throughout the academic year. - Conducting approximately 2-3 intake screenings weekly. - Providing 1 hour per week of supervision for a pre-doctoral extern (from September through the end of the externship training year at the end of May). - Developing 1 original outreach program to implement during Wellness Week. - Participating in Center-wide outreach programming efforts to first-year students and a minimum of 1 additional outreach program. -Completing a consultation rotation, including all applicable outreach programming, with designated student service department (Residential Life, LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, Center for Academic Excellence or Honors College). -On-Call Crisis Coverage Rotation -Optional Teaching Rotation - Interns also attend the weekly Center Staff Meeting, 2 Case Disposition meetings, and the monthly Diversity in the Workplace meeting. We have 1 part-time psychiatrist on staff who interns consult on an as-needed basis about any shared clients.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/03/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 01/05/2024
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Prospective candidates are offered a choice of the four interview dates listed below. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom this year:

Monday, December 18th & Tuesday, December 19th   

Thursday, January 4th & Friday, January 5th

Traditionally all interviews were onsite to give applicants an opportunity to experience the Center. However, the Training Committee agreed to offer interviews remotely in support of social justice and to ensure accessibility and promote equity for all potential candidates. 


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We have matched with numerous programs since our APA accreditation in 1986. Some programs include CUNY - City College, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Yeshiva University / Ferkauf, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Lehigh University, Loyola, University in Maryland, Fordham University, Argosy University, George Washington University, University of Maryland, College Park, Rosemead School of Psychology, Seton Hall University, Rutgers University, Long Island University, Teachers College at Columbia University, The New School, William Paterson University, University of Maryland, Adelphi University, Springfield College, George Washington University, The Wright Institute, etc.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The training program seeks to expose interns to the wide variety of functions a psychologist performs within a university community. The training program follows a practitioner model, meaning that our training goals focus on the acquisition of skills needed to practice competently as professional psychologists. That our program's goals represent a practitioner model should not imply that we see the job of training interns as limited solely to passing along a set of practice-oriented skills. Rather, we view the competent practitioner as defined not just by her/his skills; the competent practitioner is one who is also self-aware and who has a grounding in the scientific and scholarly underpinnings of psychological practice. Thus, we think of the training experience as having three facets: skills, scholarship, and self-awareness. Our staff shares certain professional values that complete our view of the ethical, skilled practitioner, and which guide us as we design and implement training strategies. Our overall goal is to prepare interns for entry-level positions in which they provide culturally diverse, late-adolescent, and adult outpatient populations with services in the areas of individual and group psychotherapy, outreach programming, diagnostic assessment, and clinical supervision of intern/ extern staff. Special program highlights include training in group psychotherapy and multi-cultural "competency". Although we welcome a variety of theoretical orientations, our Center staff is primarily psychodynamic. We do not have psychotherapy session limits and each intern works with one twice-weekly insight-oriented client on their caseload. The training program is also noteworthy for the extensive consultation opportunities provided. Specifically, interns at the Counseling Center provide the full range of services to the student population for 12-17 hours per week. Another 12 hours per week consist of supervision and in-service seminars. At least one hour of release time per week may be granted for the pursuit of dissertation research. The remainder of the time is spent on special projects and administrative work. We offer two optional training rotations - Teaching and On-call Crisis Coverage. CoA Contact Information:202-336-5979

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other: Twice-weekly, insight-oriented therapy (1 client on intern's caseload)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 155 132 136 138 167 139
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 24 24 24 24 24
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 1 1 2 4 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 3 3 2 0 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 1 1 2 3 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 25 25 9 7 35
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 3 4 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 3 3 2 2 1 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 2 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Independent Practice: 1 1 2 1 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 1 1