Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1569
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Texas A&M University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Counseling and Psychological Services
1263 TAMU
757 West Campus Blvd
College Station, Texas 77843-1263
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 90 miles northwest of Houston, TX
Phone: 979-845-4427
Fax: 979-862-4383
Email: jhindman@scs.tamu.edu
Web Address: http://scs.tamu.edu/?q=node/11
Brochure Website's Address: http://scs.tamu.edu/?q=node/11
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jason Hindman
Chief Psychologist: Mary Ann Covey Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 19
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
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, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Funding for continuing Education Programs such as the Annual Social Justice Conference, the Texas Supervision Symposium, and the Texas Intern Conference.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The activities required of interns reflect the normal direct service and administrative duties of full-time psychologists employed at CAPS, but these demands are paired down to create margin/space for the training activities in which interns participate. Typical tasks will include individual and group therapy as well as workshops/outreaches and committee work. Training activities include a standard set of supervision, didactic, and support meetings.
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: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
Interview notification date: 12/07/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

We have three optional Open Houses where candidates are interviewed.  These Open House are scheduled for January 3, 5, and 7, 2022. If candidates cannot make an Open House, Zoom and phone interviews are also offered. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Iowa, University of Tennessee, University of Hartford, University of Nevada, Texas A&M University, BYU, Purdue University, Springfield College, Virginia Tech, University of Missouri, Texas Tech, University of Florida, University of Texas, University of Southern Illinois, University of North Texas, Iowa State University, Auburn University, University of Oklahoma, University of Georgia, Indiana St University, Memphis University, etc.
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 5
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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 primary goal of our Internship in Health Service Psychology is to train interns for successful practice in a university counseling center or similar setting. Some of our interns also go on to work in academia and other outpatient settings. A core element integrated into all of our training activities is a focus on professionalism and the intern's ability to form effective working relationships with individuals and systems, including sensitivity and skill with diversity issues. We use a practitioner-scholar model of training, focusing on developing the following skills: initial assessment; crisis intervention; individual, couples, and group therapy; consultation; outreach and program development; academic and career counseling; clinical supervision. We also offer opportunities to develop competency with diverse populations, assessment, substance abuse treatment, applied research, administration, biofeedback, and paraprofessional training. Our agency values the training process. The staff is highly committed and energized about intern development. Other outstanding resources include the stipend, spacious offices, and state-of-the-art technical resources. Many members of our training staff work from an integrative or eclectic theoretical base. Other well-represented orientations include cognitive-behavioral, existential-humanistic, systems, feminist, sociocultural-systemic, psychodynamic, and relational. The typical intern workweek is 40-44 hours, with 20-24 hours in direct service provision. Other weekly activities include the following: individual supervision of clinical work and career counseling; group supervision of group therapy; supervision of supervision; intern support group; seminars on clinical concerns, assessment, diversity, and other professional issues; case conference; staff meeting; committee meetings; and administration. Please visit our website for more detailed information about our training philosophy, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Student Veterans

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: scs.tamu.edu/?q=node/11  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: 65 80 85 73 78
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 57 64 48 54
Total number of interns: 4 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 5 4 5 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 1 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 4 4 5 6
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 0 0 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 9 18 32 24 39
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: 3 2 4 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 1 2 3 2 2
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: 2 2 2 3 4
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 1 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 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0