Program Information: University Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1522
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Oregon
Department: University Counseling Center
Address: 1590 E. 13th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1280
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Distance from Major City: 115 miles south of Portland, Oregon
Phone: 541-346-3227
Fax: 541-346-2842
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 & Lead / Director: Brett Vicario
Chief Psychologist: Shelly Kerr
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2022
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: 31000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns receive a $600 monthly health insurance stipend for them to purchase their own health insurance or put toward health care costs.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns participate in the same kinds of clinical tasks that senior staff engage in, but with additional training seminars and supervision. Interns engage in seminars/meetings, provide supervision to a practicum intern, provide individual therapy, and group therapy. There are occasional outreach presentations that they complete as well as a consultation project. They receive two hours of individual supervision per week and then additional rotation supervision.
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: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Deadline for applications is Friday November 5th, by 11:59 PM PST.  Applicants to be interviewed will be contacted by email to schedule 60-min phone/zoom interview tentatively planned for mid-December.  Responding quickly to phone/zoom interview scheduling emails is very helpful since we do phone/zoom interviews over a two day period.  There will be two interviewers including one member of the training committee.  We will offer a brief follow up conversation with the Training Director for each interviewee and there will be an opportunity to virtually meet with a panel of our current interns. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: 450
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: Currently APA or CPA accredited, College counseling center exp.,Comprehensive exams passed & 450 verified intervention hours by application submission, Multicultural investment & high adult ind. therapy hours desired. Supervision class and/or experience preferred, Need to pass background check.
Program Description

The internship program at the University of Oregon Counseling Services subscribes to a practitioner-scholar model; emphasizing mutuality of practice and science, developmental learning, mentoring, multiculturalism, and integration of personal and professional identities. The primary goal of our internship program is to prepare interns for counseling center work although interns will also be prepared for private practice and work in other community agencies. The internship program integrates developing conceptual knowledge, applied skills, and competence in individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, clinical supervision, multiculturalism, professionalism, consultation, and outreach programming. The training emphasis includes a focus on multiculturalism, process oriented training, clinical skills, and professional identity.The UCS senior clinical staff work from a variety of theoretical orientations including multicultural, feminist, interpersonal, humanistic, DBT, cognitive-behavioral, and ACT. Multicultural theory is interwoven into all of these orientations. The staff also integrates our commitment to multicultural organizational development in our practice, values, interests, and personal identities. Personal and professional integration often involves examining personal characteristics and issues that are relevant to professional effectiveness and success. In keeping with APA Ethical Standard 7.04 (Student Disclosure of Personal Information) as contained in the Revised Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (APA, 2002), it is important that interns know that self-disclosure will be part of the supervisory and training experience during the doctoral internship. Training staff will assist the intern to explore and understand the characteristics and dynamics they bring to interpersonal and professional situations and how these characteristics and dynamics facilitate or hinder effective professional interactions and interventions.

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: Yes

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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)

Training seminars include supervision of supervision, professional development seminar that includes job search support, multicultural, brief therapy, crisis, outreach, group therapy, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, licensure/professional development, and ethics. Interns can participate in rotations (can even be modified to fit the needs of the intern) - see website for more details.   (Academic) year long rotation examples include Multicultural, Supervision/Training, Trauma, Substance abuse, Eating disorders, and one quarter concentrations include Group therapy, Suicide Prevention, and Health Services focus.  Two of the rotations include opportunity to co-teach university graduate students.  

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: 107 103 95 96 85
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 37 35 34 35 28
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 3 4 4 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 4 2 4 4 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 1 0 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 154 5 67 30 8
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 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 2 2 1 1
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 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: 3 0 3 2 2
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 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 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 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