Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1542
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Pittsburgh
Department: Counseling Center
Address: Wellness Center
119 University Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Country: United States
Metro Area: Pittsburgh, PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 412-648-7930x
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: Sean Moundas
Chief Psychologist: Sean Moundas
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
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: 35600
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): The Pitt ID card enables access to the Pitt library system and the local transportation system.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site An 8:30am - 5:00pm (there can be some flexibility, as the Center offers evening hours as well), work day will vary with a mix of short-term individual therapy sessions, consultation sessions, same-day urgent/emergent/crisis management, relationship (optional) therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, seminars, supervision hours (received and/or provided) and meetings. All staff and trainees have a protected lunch hour and clinical note hour each day, as well as supervision preparation per week. Further, interns choose a primary and secondary (optional) rotation, which specializes their work further; examples of rotations are multicultural counseling, behavioral health consultant, LGBTQIA+ community, trauma, and sports psychology. Telehealth training and services are offered.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/08/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/06/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/13/2021
Interview process description:

Our interview dates begin in mid-December. Applicants who are invited to interview for one of our internship positions receive an invitation to call and schedule a Skype interview at their convenience. Our on-site interviews involve two 1-hour interview sessions with several staff members,  trainees, and a 1-hour opportunity to ask the Training Director questions about the program. We typically extend approximately 25-30 invitations for interviews.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2021-22 Year: Carlow University, LaSalle University, University of Houston, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2020-21 Year: Duquesne University, Carlow University, and Wright State University 2019-2020 Year: Duquesne University, William James College, Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Intern formerly from Argosy University) 2018-2019 Year: Duquesne University, Eastern Michigan University, Wright University, Alliant University - Fresno 2017-2018 Year: Ohio State University, University of Denver, Duquesne University
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: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
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 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 program provides an developmental practitioner model of training consisting of didactic training and supervised practice. The staff is multidisciplinary and theoretical orientations vary. Interns are prepared for careers in university counseling centers and other venues of direct clinical practice. Areas of practice and training are from a multicultural/cultural humility framework and the Step-Care Model, and include short-term individual, group, and couples/relationship counseling intake/clinical assessment, consultation/outreach, crisis intervention, provision of clinical supervision to practicum students, as well as issues pertinent to professional identity development.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: First-generation college students; military veterans

Treatment Modalities

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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)


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

Specialized Mulitidisciplinary TreatmentTeams:

Gender Affirmation Team for Transgender and Gender Non-conforming students

Eating Disorders Treatment Team

Substance Use l Treatment Team


Consultation Teams: 

Trauma Care Team

Multicultural Care Team


Primary Rotations:

Behavioral Health Consultant, Career Counseling, Crisis, Eating Disorders, LGBGTQIA+ Community, Multicultural Counseling, Outreach, Relational Counseling, Sports Psychology, Substance Use, and Trauma.


Secondary Rotations:

Disability Resource Services, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Embedded Counseling, UCC Administation, and Wellness & Resiliency Course

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: 62 64 59 68 71
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 31 29 32 33
Total number of interns: 3 4 3 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 3 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 2
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 11 9 0 6 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17 34 45 17 15
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 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 2 2 2
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 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 2 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 1 2 0 0
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 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 1 1 2
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0