Department : Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1592
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Utah State University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 0115 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-0115
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 90 miles north of Salt Lake City
Phone: 435-797-1012
Fax: 435-797-0855
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Amy Kleiner
Chief Psychologist: Eri Bentley
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 41359
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): Generous retirement contribution
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Workload at university counseling centers varies with the ebb and flow of university's academic schedule. Within this framework of periodic shifts, interns are expected to work an average of 40 hours a week. Approximately half of intern's time is spent providing direct clinical services to students. This includes initial consultations and walk-in crisis time, 10 to 12 individual clients, co-leading therapy groups, presenting workshops, provision of supervision, and five hours of assessment related activities. During the academic year, interns spend three hours a week on their outreach consultation project in addition to other outreach activities. Interns receive at least seven hours each week of supervision and other training experience. This includes at least two hours per week of individual supervision and three hours a week of group supervision. You will also typically spend one to two hours per week depending on the semester, providing supervision (which includes providing individual supervision to doctoral practicum students and/or undergraduate REACH Peers.) Interns also receive three hours a week to work on their dissertation or other professional development project. For interns with interest in program development and administration, this time could be allocated for such activities as a professional development project.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/10/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 11/27/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/02/2024
Interview process description:

Zoom interviews will be offered January 2-12, 2024. Applicants will be contacted on the phone to schedule interviews in December. Each interview is 50 minutes in length and conducted by the internship training director and current interns. Following the interview, candidates will also have an opportunity to ask questions to current interns via telephone or Zoom. Applicants are welcome to contact the Training Director and/or other staff members after the interview to learn more about our program. In lieu of an in-person open house, intern applicants will be able to view videos of professional staff introductions and an agency tour on our website. 

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: 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 start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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
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: An ability to pass a criminal background check is required by the university for all new employees including psychology interns. This background check reviews criminal records within past 7 years. The policy can be read here in its entirety . You may contact the Human Resource department for questions (435-797-0216).
Program Description

USU CAPS doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology provides quality training focused on eight basic areas of psychological practice important in a university counseling center or similar setting: individual therapy; group therapy; psycho-educational and psychological assessment; outreach and consultation activities; providing clinical supervision; awareness of and responsiveness to diversity issues; ethical and professional behavior; and professional development. While interns at CAPS are expected to function semi-autonomously, they can also expect to work and learn in an atmosphere characterized by respect and support. Overall, the goal of our internship is to create mentoring relationships and a learning environment in which interns can hone their skills and grow professionally in a safe and supervised setting. We respect the dignity, diversity, and individuality of all. This drives our effort to develop an inclusive multicultural community in which differences are respected and valued.

In addition to a number of required core experiences, our training allows an intern flexibility in choosing elective experiences consistent with their professional goals. Through the outreach consultation and professional development projects, interns have the opportunity to customize their internship. Coordinating these two projects, an intern can create a specialty rotation or focal area. Please see our webpage at for a complete description of the program. You can also meet our staff here: 


Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Experience (21% to 30%)
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 : Experience (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - primary: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

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
Number of Completed Applications: 61 60 31 31 41 44 25
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 39 27 24 32 29 23
Total number of interns: 4 0 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 0 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 0 2 2 0 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 1 3 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0 1 0 3 2 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 2 3 0 1 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 0 6 3 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 34 0 126 7 23 5 9
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching: 0
Community mental health center: 1
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 1
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 1
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0