Site Name: Texas A&M University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
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.
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.
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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.