Program Information: Counseling & Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1505
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Cincinnati
Department: Counseling & Psychological Services
Address: 225 Calhoun Street, Ste. 200
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
Distance from Major City: Cincinnati is a major city
Phone: 513-556-0648x
Fax: 513-556-2302
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: Elizabeth Lehman
Chief Psychologist: Tara Scarborough
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
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: 35688
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Benefits: Medical health insurance (for self only) 10 Vacation days ** 5 days Professional Development Negotiate leave time for dissertation work, job search and graduation Technologically-equipped office University library privileges Research time: approximately 4 hours/month based on CAPS clinical flow * Reduced monthly rate at Campus Recreation Center (when you show your home university student ID card) * Reduced rate for UC Metro Program (transit system): * Subject to change ** Not eligible for cash payout on non-used vacation
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical workday includes a combination of rapid access consultations, individual/group therapy hours, participation in training seminars, and participation in supervision. Interns have the opportunity to facilitate groups, give outreach presentations to the greater UC community, supervise a practicum student or masters level trainee, and conduct ADHD assessments. Interns will receive training and experience in our short-term model of therapy and will learn to integrate multiple facets of support in the care plan for their clients. A typical work week involves about 20 hours of direct services, 2 hours of training seminars, 4 hours of supervision, 2 hours of providing supervision/supervision prep (during Spring semester), and 12 hours paperwork and 5 hours of lunch. There are occasional outreach presentations and assessment clients that are included in the schedule on a periodic basis.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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: 12/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The interviews will be  Skype interview, process is listed below:

We will conduct interviews via Zoom using prepared questions and give the applicant an opportunity to ask us any questions they may have about the internship at UC CAPS.  We may ask questions about your clinical experiences, professional interests, supervision experiences, ethical dilemmas, programming and consultation, and other relevant topics.  We will present you with one case vignette and ask you some questions regarding the particular clinical example we provide.  A typical portion of the internship interview is to have time to speak with a current student in training. We will connect you with one of our current interns so that you will have a chance to ask questions and get an intern’s perspective on our training program. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Antioch University, Seattle, Washington Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, Puerto Rico Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio Biola University, La Mirada, California Carlos Albizu University, San Juan, Puerto Rico Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR Albizu University, San Juan, PR
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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 375
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: N/A
Other Requirements: In accordance with the University of Cincinnati's hiring procedures, all applicants who are interviewed for our internship program will have to complete a short, additional application through the human resource department. This process helps ensure that we are interviewing a diverse pool of applicants and is consistent with UC’s policies on equity and inclusion. Furthermore, any interns who match here must complete a background check and be fingerprinted prior to starting their internship. Participation in the CAPS internship program is contingent upon passing these checks.
Program Description

Training Aims

The aim of the training program is to facilitate intern growth from a place of reliance on supervisors to a position of readiness to enter the profession of psychology and provide clinical services to a diverse population of clients.  Our dedication to intern growth mimics the UC CAPS dedication to creating an optimal healthy environment for student growth, and our commitment to training is also echoed in the fact that UC identifies training as a part of its mission statement.  Furthermore, UC CAPS’s commitment to providing understanding and respect for individual, cultural, and role differences is consistent with our desire to provide a multiculturally-focused internship program that will increase intern readiness for working with a variety of diverse clients as they move toward independent practice.  

Our practitioner-scholar model views the doctoral intern as an emerging professional seeking to integrate knowledge, skills, and experiential training in the journey from student to new professional psychologist. We expect that professional tasks of our interns will increase over time in frequency, intensity, and complexity. The internship builds on the combination of experiences the trainee brings from her or his previous graduate coursework, practica, research and other professional applied experiences. We stress the importance of consultation and supervision, emphasis on experiential learning, and the integration of scholarly knowledge and research into practice. At CAPS, we expect our interns will consolidate their professional identity and emerge as culturally sensitive, clinically skilled, and ethical psychologists. 

The interdisciplinary staff at CAPS provides interns the opportunity to work with mental health and wellness professionals from a wide array of theoretical backgrounds and professional interests. CAPS uses a stepped care model of treatment that presents client with a variety of therapeutic support options to meet the level of their needs.  This model includes, but is not limited to, access to biofeedback and meditation resources, participation in workshops, group therapy, and short-term individual therapy.  We offer interns opportunities to participate in all of these modalities of treatment, and we also work closely with psychiatrists at CAPS to help connect clients to psychotropic medications when needed.  In addition to providing therapeutic interventions, interns are heavily involved in professional activities and programs in the university community via outreach and liasonships.  They are also encouraged to focus on ongoing growth in knowledge, skills, and awareness via multiple formal and informal learning opportunities during the course of their training.  CAPS views development as a lifelong process over one’s career and as such, continuing education with all staff is promoted through case conferences, in-service programs, and staff development activities.

Trauma-Informed Care: Although CAPS offers a well-rounded training for interns to grow in their skills as generalists, we also provide specialty training in trauma-informed care. The ARISE program supports students who have experienced sexual assault or gender-based violence. The ARISE program reduces barriers to treatment for these students and provides them with specialized care. Interns are welcome to work with ARISE clients after receiving specialized trauma training. Our trauma focused treatment includes trauma recovery groups that run each semester and ongoing liaisonships with Title IX and advocate resources available to students on campus.

Group Therapy Training: CAPS also provides significant support for interns interested in growing their group facilitation skills.  We have a robust group program that offers multiple groups each semester.  There are opportunities for interns to participate in interpersonal process, skills based, support, or identity-based gruops.  

Accreditation Status:

UC CAPS would like to announce that we just received notification of our accreditation status, and we are now an APA accredited site!  Please contact the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation if you have any questions about our accreditation.  

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 335-5979





Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Transitional age youth

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: 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
Number of Completed Applications: 5 14 8 17 22
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 4 17 22
Total number of interns: 1 1 2 2 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 2 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 2 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 11 10 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 18 12 23
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 0 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 1 0 0
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 1 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
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: 0 0 1 1 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: 1 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0