Department : Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1492
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Stony Brook University of New York
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Student Health Center, Rm. 235A
Stadium Road
Stony Brook, New York 11794-3100
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 60 miles east of NYC
Phone: 631-632-6720
Fax: 631-632-9754
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Marissa Clements
Chief Psychologist: Smita Majumdar Das
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: 08/06/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Health benefits (with generous mental health coverage) for dependents & certified domestic partnes available 42 days after first day of employment; 12 paid vacation and 12 paid sick days; 12 paid holidays; 5 professional development days.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Conducting initial consultations, intake assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, outreach, supervising a practicum student, receiving supervision and didactic training in a busy college mental health setting. Opportunities for rotations/apprenticeships in outreach and conducting mandated assessments. Opportunities for specialized focus with specific populations including LGBTQ* students, international students, BIPOC students.
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? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/10/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/07/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/02/2024
Interview process description:

Applicants selected for an interview are notified by e-mail; emails are also sent to those who will not receive an interview. We offer virtual interviews. We will aim to schedule interviews primarily during the first and second weeks of January, with some options for the third week of January if necessary. Applicants can expect to meet with training supervisors as well as having a scheduled Q&A time with current interns.  We view the interview as a forum for all involved to assess 'goodness of fit' between an applicant and our training site. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Alliant International University - San Diego, Antioch University New England, Azusa Pacific University, Chestnut Hill College Colorado State University, Drexel University, Duquesne University, Eastern Kentucky University, Fordham University, Fuller Theological Seminary, George Washington University, Long Island University - Brooklyn, Long Island University - Post, Rutgers University, Springfield College, Teachers College at Columbia, University at Albany, University of Louisville, University of Hartford, University of San Francisco, University of Toledo, William James College, The Wright Institute,
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: Yes
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 (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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: We accept a combination of intervention/assessment hours to meet total direct contact hours but do not require specific assessment hours. We conduct a criminal background check prior to start date.
Program Description

The primary goal of the internship program at CAPS is to prepare trainees for functioning as independent professional psychologists with specific skills in the treatment of a diverse population of college students. The program consists of numerous clinical and didactic opportunities that build upon one another, allowing the intern to gradually attain increasing levels of clinical autonomy through the course of the year.  Close attention is paid to supervision with the program's history rooted in a mentor/apprecticeship model. Self-reflection and self-awareness are prioritized. Interns participate in a number of experiential activities with opportunities to provide individual, group, and couples' therapy; crisis management and risk assessment; AOD assessments; consultation and collaboration with a multidisciplinary staff. Opportunities to engage in outreach are ongoing. Interns receive significant didactic training and supervision in support of these experiences. Intern seminars focus on bridging theory and practice. Specific foci of seminars include case conceptualization, ethics and professional development, diversity issues, group therapy, the provision of supervision, and the challenges of meeting the needs of a college population. Interns are given opportunities to gain more specialized training in the areas of outreach and mandated assessments. Our internship program gives particular attention to multicultural awareness, in concern for the diversity of the student population that we serve and in concern for our belief in the importance of training professionals who are well-equipped to provide services to all individuals. The internship training program functions with an explicit awareness of the importance of affirming the experiences of LGBTQ-identified students as well as individuals from racially- and religiously-persecuted groups.

We have an integrative psychodynamic approach, with many practioners aligning with depth-oriented approaches.  At the same time, we tailor our interventions to meet the needs of our students which often includes short-term interventions. We begin by assessing what our clients need and what their capacities are; we develop a case formulation and tend to the therapeutic relationship from a psychodynamic perspective.  Additionally, we integrate techniques from other treatment modalities (e.g., CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, etc.) in helping our clients achieve change. It is our goal to train interns in how to thoughtfully integrate these techniques into an integrative philosophy of understanding clinical phenomena.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:

Treatment Modalities

Individual Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Experience (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Experience (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Experience (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: 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 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 150 80 59 79 84 85
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 55 38 40 43 40 28
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4 4 4 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 3 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 1 4 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 4 7 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 50 10 19 7 3 1
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 3 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: