Program Information: Student Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1586
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Texas Tech University
Department: Student Counseling Center
Address: Box 45008
Lubbock, Texas 79409-5008
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 300 miles west of Dallas/Ft. Worth
Phone: 806-742-3674x
Fax: 806-742-0260
Email: marie.moerkbak@ttu.edu
Web Address: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/scc
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/scc/APA_Internship/Training_Program.php
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: Marie Moerkbak
Chief Psychologist: Richard Lenox
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
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: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Full staff benefits; university holidays; vacation (8 hours per month); university covers health insurance premium for employee (60 day waiting period for start of coverage)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The center is open from 8am - 5pm, and interns' days are a combination of providing therapy, providing supervision, outreach, and training/supervision.
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
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/02/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/17/2021
Interview process description:

Applicants invited to interview will be notified by email by December 2 and asked to respond with their preference for one of two interview formats (on-site or Skype, pending COVID status in Lubbock, more information will be shared with interview invite). Interview dates are 12/17/2022, 1/7/2022, and 1/10/2020. The format is the same for all types of interviews - rotating interview sessions with small groups of staff and interns. In-person interviews includie tour and lunch with staff. Applicants are welcome to contact any staff or intern with questions.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2020-2021 The Wright Institute Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University Adler University University of Missouri-Columbia 2019-2020 California Lutheran University Clinical Fielding Graduate University Clinical Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Clinical Brigham Young University Counseling 2018-2019 Alliant University Clinical Oklahoma State University Counseling University of Texas at Austin Counseling Texas Tech University Counseling 2017-2018 Oklahoma State University Counseling Chatham University Counseling University of Missouri St. Louis Clinical Louisiana Tech University Counseling 2016-2017 University of Northern Colorado Counseling University of Indianapolis Clinical Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Clinical University of North Texas Counseling 2015-2016 Texas Tech University Counseling Brigham Young University Counseling Spalding University Counseling University of Florida Counseling 2014-2015 Texas Tech University Counseling University of Memphis Counseling Texas Tech University Clinical 2013-2014 Auburn University Counseling New Mexico State University Counseling University of North Dakota Counseling 2012-2013 Auburn University Counseling Iowa State University Counseling University of Houston-University Park Clinical 2011-2012 Texas A&M University Counseling Our Lady of the Lake University Counseling University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Counseling 2010-2011 Texas Tech University Counseling Brigham Young University Counseling Texas Tech University Counseling 2009-2010 Texas Woman's University Counseling Texas A&M University Counseling West Virginia University Counseling 2008-2009 Texas Woman's University Counseling Indiana State University Counseling Pepperdine University Clinical 2007-2008 University of North Texas Clinical University of Minnesota Counseling Brigham Young University Counseling 2006-2007 University of North Texas Counseling University of Denver Clinical Ohio State University Counseling 2005-2006 University of North Texas Counseling Washington State University Counseling Seattle Pacific University Clinical 2004-2005 University of Southern Mississippi Counseling Texas A&M University Clinical Texas Tech University Counseling 2003-2004 Brigham Young University Counseling Oklahoma State University Counseling Regent University Clinical Argosy University Twin Cities Clinical 2002-2003 Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Clinical University of Texas Austin Counseling Texas Tech University Counseling Chicago School of Professional Psychology Clinical 2001-2002 Wheaton College Clinical Arizona State University Counseling Georgia School of Prefessional Psychology Clinical Iowa State University Counseling 2000-2001 Texas A&M University Counseling University of Denver Clinical Biola University Rosemead School of Professional Psychology Clinical New Mexico State University Counseling 1999-2000 Texas Tech University Counseling New Mexico State University Counseling Texas A&M University Counseling University of Oklahoma Counseling 1998-1999 New Mexico State University Counseling New Mexico State University Counseling Texas A&M University Counseling Texas Tech University Counseling 1997-1998 Chicago School of Professional Psychology Clinical Fuller Theological Seminary Clinical Texas A&M University Counseling University of Southern Mississippi Counseling 1996-1997 Texas Tech University Counseling Texas Woman's University Counseling Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Clinical 1995-1996 Ohio University Clinical California School of Professional Psychology Clinical Fulp New Mexico State University Counseling 1994-1995 University of North Dakota Counseling Georgia School of Professional Psychology Clinical University of Iowa Counseling 1993-1994 University of Denver Counseling University of Denver Counseling University of Nebraska Lincoln Counseling 1992-1993 Texas Tech University Counseling University of Northern Colorado Counseling Brigham Young University Clinical 1991-1992 University of Iowa Counseling New Mexico State University Counseling Indiana State University Counseling Texas Tech University Counseling 1990-1991 University of Oklahoma Counseling Universty of Tennessee Knoxville Counseling Texas Tech University Counseling
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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: One semester of university counseling center experience
Program Description

Required training activities include supervised experience in individual and group therapy; training in provision of supervision to practicum students; two integrated assessments; opportunities for crisis intervention (on-call and walk-in coverage); participation in weekly supervision of supervision and weekly training seminar (clinical issues / professional issues / diversity / outreach); consultation with faculty/staff/parents; participation in psychoeducational outreach presentations and events; coordinating or co-coordinating a large outreach event; participation in staff and intern case seminars; participation in weekly staff meetings; learning program development through outreach training.

In addition to these general training activities, optional rotations are available. Optional rotations currently include:

1) Sexual assault/sexual abuse survivors

2) Sexual orientation & gender identity

3) Providing clinical supervision

4) Men & masculinity

5) Couples counseling with live observation team approach

 6) Counseling center administration

7) ADHD Assessment And Personality Assessment

8) Eating Disorders

9) Addiction Rotation

10) Religion and Spirituaity rotation

11) EMDR training

 

Rotation offerings are subject to change based on staff availability.

Professional development activities throughout the year include attending Texas Counseling Center Intern Conference and attendance at local professional workshops (dependent on available funding). Interns are also given additional professional development leave (5 days) for job interviews, conference attendance, and/or dissertation-related work.

*Questions on the program's accredited status should be directed to:Office of Program Consultation and AccreditationAmerican Psychological Association750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002Phone: (202) 336-5979

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: www.depts.ttu.edu/scc  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: 53 32 39 49 30
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 22 23 34 28
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 4 3 1 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1 3 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 3 3 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 2 1 1 4
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 4 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 31 27 10 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 2 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 0 0 3
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: 2 1 2 3 2
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 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 1 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 2 2 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0