Department : Counseling and Consultation Service

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1511
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: The Ohio State University
Department: Counseling and Consultation Service
Address: Younkin Success Center, 4th Floor
1640 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201-2333
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: We are located in Columbus, Ohio, the 15th largest city in the US
Phone: 614-292-5766
Fax: 614-688-3440
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
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: Mark Sampson
Chief Psychologist: Micky Sharma
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2024
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: 35568
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, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): use of excellent library facilities; individual offices w/ digital recording technology; 10 paid holidays; 12 paid vacation days; accrued sick time, negotiated leave time for dissertation, job search and graduation.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical work day includes some type of clinical service delivery activities (individual, group counseling; telephone triage appointments, urgent in-person counseling; psychoeducational workshops or outreach presentations); supervision received and/or provided; participation in an element of our structured training program (case conference, supervision of supervision, assessment seminar, practice issues seminar); involvement in one of our administrative committees.
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

We review all submitted AAPIs and will inform our applicant pool by December 15, 2023 whether or not we will be extending an interview.  All interviews are conducted via Zoom technology.  Interviews will occur last week of December 2023 and first two weeks of January, 2024.  Due to the length of our overall interview process, we will not have any feedback to provide to an applicant following the interview. 

We realize that not all applicants can make a decision regarding a potential internship location without an on-site experience, therefore, we do make arrangements for an applicant who would like to visit our internship site to get a first hand feel of our training program.  Applicants who are offered an interview and desire an on-site visit are encouraged to contact the Training Director at or call at 614 292-5766. To keep the process equitable to those unable to visit the site, applicants who visit on site are not introduced to the selection committee.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Please review our website description of our internship as we list the programs from which our interns received their degrees for the last five years. See
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 10
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): 2
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology 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 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 internship in Health Service Psychology at the Ohio State University provides interns a generalist training program in a large comprehensive mental health agency in a university counseling center setting. The practitioner/scholar model of training emphasizes experiential learning and high quality supervision of clinical work within a multidisciplinary agency.

Our program faculty/staff consist of over 50 mental health professionals in the following disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, counseling, social work and marriage and family therapy.  Of this group, 14 are psychologists.  

Please review the detailed description of our program at

Some doctoral programs require their students to have additional training contracts and evaluations completed by their internship programs. The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service internship does not enter into training contracts with academic programs, and CCS supervisors do not complete evaluations developed by academic programs. As an APA accredited internship, our interns receive comprehensive evaluative feedback throughout the training year using instruments based on APA guidelines and customized to our program. Copies of completed evaluations are provided to academic programs at the mid-point and end of the training year. If you are enrolled in an academic program that requires additional training contracts and evaluations, you are strongly encouraged to consult with your Director of Clinical Training as to whether or not you are eligible to apply to our program.

The expectation for successful completion of the accredited internship is acquiring at least 2000 overall internship hours and 500 direct clinical hours (25 percent of total hours).  CCS defines direct clinical hours as contact with clients (individual, group, couples, consultation, triage and urgent counseling). 



Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:
Other: Students with disabilities; depending on the language skill of the intern, provision of service and receipt of supervision may be conducted in a language other than english.

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)
Other: professional interaction with multiple mental health disciplines (psychology, psychiatry, social work, and counseling; regular participation in outreach programming to campus community). Opportunities for involvement in research.


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: Emphasis (31% to 49%)

Optional possibility to creat an area of concentration; dependent on intern interest and initiative.

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: 92 98 70 70 83 81 72
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 40 41 43 40 41 39
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 4 3 3 2 4 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 2 3 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 2 1 4 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 4 3 3 4 1 4 4
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17 9 11 34 26 16 25
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching: 0
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: 4 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: