Site Name: Pace University
Department: Counseling Center
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.
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
(training opportunities continued)
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.