Program Information: University Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1491
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Rochester
Department: University Counseling Center
Address: P.O. Box 270356
Rochester, New York 14627-0356
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 585-275-3113x
Fax: 585-442-0815
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: Katy Dorsheimer
Chief Psychologist: Brigid Cahill
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28299
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $300 professional development
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Several individual therapy clients, a therapy group two days a week, at least one seminar or meeting, and a supervision hour. Our hours are 8:30-7 Mon-Thurs and 8:30-5 on Fridays - interns typically have 1-2 late evenings with later start times.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The University Counseling Center (UCC) at the University of Rochester is partially affiliated with the Clinical Psychology Department at the University of Rochester, with one position affiliated for U of R Clinical Psychology students interested in applying to the UCC. Affiliated students will need to meet requirements of the internship in order to be considered.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/12/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviews, through videoconferencing or phone, take place within the first two weeks of January. Applicants will be notified by email before December 10th as to whether or not they are invited to interview.  

The videoconferencing or phone interview schedule will include group meetings, individual interviews, and a non-evaluated meeting with our current interns. There are typically several candidates each interview day.  Our goal is to provide an opportunity for you to become more familiar with our program, and for us to get to know you. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adelphi University Alliant San Diego Antioch University of New England Ball State University Baylor University Biola University - Rosemead Brigham Young University Chicago School of Professional Psychology-Irvine Duquesne University Fuller Theological Seminary George Washington University George Fox University Loyola University Marywood University New York University Pacific University Roberts Wesleyan University Rosemead - Biola Rutgers University Suffolk University SUNY-Albany Texas A&M University of Buffalo University of Denver University of Hartford University of Memphis University of Rochester University of Utah University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Wheaton College
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: No
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 start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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 UCC training program is based in a belief of the importance of self-reflection and critical thinking in clinical practice. We use an apprenticeship model that promotes the professional growth of the intern with the goal of enabling the intern to competently function in doctoral level positions in psychology upon graduation. To this end, the internship program employs a structured experiential model with exposure to gradually increasing levels of professional responsibility. As an APA accredited internship, we provide experiences designed to increase competencies in assessment, intervention, supervision,  consultation within health services and to the university community, communication, research, ethics, individual and cultural diversity, and self-reflection. The training experience is supported by intensive supervision, seminars, and clinical case conferences. These experiences include completing intake assessments and planning for appropriate disposition, provision of  time-limited process-oriented informed psychotherapy, year-long interpersonal process group psychotherapy, short term skills based group therapy (e.g., DBT, CBT), on-call/emergency services, provision of supervision to graduate students in psychology, a social justice group project, and campus consultation and education. A significant strength of the program lies in the intern's opportunity to work closely and intensively with a multidisciplinary team of licensed clinicians. On a weekly basis interns receive 3 hours of individual supervision and 2 hours of group therapy supervision, participate in several case-based seminars, a supervision of supervision seminar, and a clinical case conference where senior staff present their work. Additional supervision is available as needed. The diverse theoretical approaches utilized by staff enrich our work while our orientation toward self-reflection and intentionality provides common ground.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 73 57 55 49 54
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 30 29 31 44
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 5 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 0 3 4 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 1 4 5 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 4 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 1 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 4 3 3 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 4 3 3 3 2
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 2 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 1 0 0