Department : Student Health and Counseling Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1559
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Memphis Counseling Center
Department: Student Health and Counseling Services
Address: 214 Wilder Tower
Counseling Center, University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-678-2068x
Fax: 901-678-4895
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: Chris Carden
Chief Psychologist: Linh Luu
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: 08/20/2024
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: 37734
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Retirement benefits
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day for an intern is consisted of training seminar, supervision, triage walk-in coverage, and individual and/or group therapy. Intern also provides supervision for practicum student, engages in outreach activities and does psychological assessment (LD/ADHD and/or personality). Please refer to the internship brochure on our website to see more detail of a typical intern 40-hour work week.
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: 11/30/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/14/2023
Tentative interview date: 12/19,12/20,12/21/2022, 01/04/2023, 01/05, 01/06, 01/09, 01/10, 01/11
Interview process description:

Interviews will take place virtually on December 15th, 18th, and 19th of 2023, and January 3rd through January 10th of 2024. Candidates are notified by email. Candidates are interviewed by 4-5 staff members and will have an individual meeting with the Training Director. Candidates will also have a separate meeting with current interns. A virtual tour of the Counseling Center will be provided. The program will host an optional in-person open-house in January 2024 for candidates who can and would like to come for a visit. 

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: 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: 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):
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
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: Candidates who are matched with our site will need to go through Background Check process. The University of Memphis through HR-Workforce Management will conduct background investigations on all faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and temporary applicants recommended for employment. The Disclosure and Authorization Form required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is completed through a third-party vendor. No background check will be initiated until the online authorization form is completed. HR - Workforce Management is responsible for reviewing the results of the background check and determining whether the offense negates the individual from being hired. Most convicted felonies (e.g., aggravated assault, sexual assault, sexual battery, robbery, burglary, auto theft, arson, etc.) constitute a fail in background check. If the candidate does not disclose convictions during the background check process, the individual may be disqualified from consideration. In determining suitability for employment where there is a record of criminal conviction, consideration will be given to such issues as the specific duties of the position, the number of offenses and circumstances of each, how long ago the conviction occurred, whether the circumstances arose out of an employment situation, and the accuracy of the explanation on the application.
Program Description

Comprehensive university counseling center providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy. Interns also gain experience with LD/ADHD and Personality assessment, supervision provision, career counseling, outreach, triage, crisis counseling, and consulting. Our model of training is developmental practitioner-scholar. Our primary mode of training is "learning by doing."

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)


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

Interns have excellent opportunity to develop outreach projects, work with diverse clients, and gain experience in a broad range of clinical skills.

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: 52 88 98 40 61 52
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 34 50 53 28 32 32
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 1 1 0 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 3 3 4 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 3 3 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 1 1 1 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 0 1 0 0 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 39 30 18 45 7 30
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: 2 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: 2 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: