Program Information: Brigham Young University - Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1593
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Brigham Young University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 1500 Wilkinson Student Center
Provo, Utah 84602-7906
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-422-3035
Fax: 801-422-0173
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 & Lead / Director: Michael Adams
Chief Psychologist: Klint Hobbs
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 25
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/21/2023
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: 45659
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): Each intern receives $450.00 during their internship year for professional development related activities, such as attending conferences, online conference, performing research, purchasing books, etc. 10 days of paid vacation & 12 paid days of professional development leave & 12 days of sick leave Your BYU-ID Card provides you free access to all UTA bus routes, the frontrunner, and TRAX services.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site SERVICE ACTIVITIES PER WEEK APPROXIMATE HOURS Individual Counseling/Psychotherapy 10 - 12 Psychological Assessment 1 - 5 Group Counseling/Psychotherapy 2 - 4 Outreach and Consultation 1 - 3 Intake Interviews 1 - 2 Emergency Service 1 - 2 Clinical Rotation 4 Supervision of Practicum Students 0 - 1 TRAINING ACTIVITIES Individual Supervision 3 Treatment Team-Consultation 1 Training Seminar 1 Psychological Assessment Seminar 1 Intern Support Group 1 Supervision of Group Therapy .5 - 1 PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Faculty Meeting/Inservice Training 2 Committee Assignments 1 Dissertation/Research 4
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations Five of our faculty have a joint appointment with the Counseling Psychology PhD program. These faculty members work 60% in CAPS and 40% with the PhD program. Some of their duties include teaching coursework and practicum and serving on dissertation committees.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/09/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

BYU-CAPS will most likely be holding applicant interviews on November 30 and December 7th of 2022,, and on January 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th of 2023. Interviews consist of: Q&A session with the Director of Training for 30 minutes in the morning, Q&A with the current interns for an hour in the early afternoon, and 30-minutee interviews with members of the training committee (three interviews with 3 or 4 committee members each). If there is a member of our faculty that you would like to talk to or meet with, requests to meet with specific faculty are welcome!

Interviews for the upcoming internship year will ALL be conducted over teleconference software.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Indiana University George Washington University George Fox University University of Indianapolis University of Denver University of Utah Antioch University-Seattle Loma Linda University Pacific University of Professional Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Georgia State University University of Miami University of Hawaii Nova Southeastern University Indiana University Wheaton College La Salle Univeristy Fuller Theological Seminary Midwestern University-Glendale, AZ Texas Tech University Brigham Young University
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): 300
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
Non-Accredited 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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The internship at BYU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) trains generalists in a supportive atmosphere where interns' training needs are the priority. Interns are involved in the full range of services offered by a comprehensive university counseling center serving a student body of over 32,000. Emphasis on individual, couples and group therapy; diversity/multiculturalism; crisis intervention; outreach and consultation; psychological assessment; integrating spiritual issues in therapy; and meeting interns' individual training goals. Training and experience in multicultural counseling are addressed through case assignment, supervision, consultation, clinical rotations, and didactic training. Twenty-five licensed psychologists offer a wide range of theoretical orientations in supervision and didactic training. Clinical rotations are offered in Couples Therapy, Multicultural/Cultural Diversity Services, Outreach Services, Group Therapy, Sports Psychology, Campus Housing, Stress Managment & Biofeedback Training, Testing and Assessment, Career Services, Teaching, Counseling Center Administration, Research, and Spirituality in Therapy. Interns are provided four hours per week to complete dissertation, or if their dissertation is completed they can use this time to work on other research, including study for the EPPP if desired. Additionally, BYU-CAPS has a well-established therapy outcomes research program and interns may select a research rotation with one of the Center's research teams.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Working with Young Adult Population


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sports Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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
Number of Completed Applications: 21 18 26 26 26 31
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 17 12 19 21 24 27
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: 3 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 3 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 1 1 1 1
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 3 9 1 0 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 300 13 29 31
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 1 2 1 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 2 0 1 2 3 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Independent Practice: 0 2 2 1 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0