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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1620
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Washington Counseling Center
Department: Student Life
Address: 401 Schmitz Hall
Box 355830
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, Washington 98195-5830
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 206-543-1240x
Fax: 206-616-6910
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
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: Charisse Williams
Chief Psychologist: Ellen Taylor
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/16/2024
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: 50000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Eleven paid holidays. full health, dental, and vision insurance, access to email and internet, University recreational facilities, and libraries.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Short-term individual and group with potential limited options for short-term couples therapy; outreach; crisis management/services; consultation; and seminars
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

On-line application materials are screened by an intern selection committee. Applicants are rated by this committee based on their on-line materials. Applicants whose training, experience and professional goals most closely parallel the training opportunities available at the UW Counseling Center will be invited to participate in a telephone or Zoom interview. All applicants will be notified by 12/15/23 whether or not they are advancing to interview. These 40-minute interviews are conducted by Zoom or phone during the last week of December and the first two weeks of January. UWCC usually offers 30-35 interviews per year. The training program at the UW Counseling Center adheres to the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers’ (APPIC) guidelines regarding offers and acceptances. UWCC participates in the APPIC Matching Program for Psychology Internship Positions & the APPIC Form for Letters of Recommendation available on the APPI website. For additional information regarding the APPIC Internship Matching Program, please contact

If matched with UWCC, the University will conduct a national criminal conviction background check at no cost to the applicant. While hiring is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to being hired at UWCC. Eligibility for hiring will be determined by the UWCC administration in consultation with UW Human Resources. Applicants who match to UWCC but do not successfully pass this background check will not be hired as interns (see APPIC Match Policy 6b). See RCW 43.43.830 for relevant Washington state regulatory guidelines/definitions.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Auburn University, The Wright Institute, University of Georgia, Pacific University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of North Dakota, University of North Texas, Brigham Young University, University of Minnesota, University of Washington, Texas Tech University, Palo Alto University, Indiana 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 application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
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 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 doctoral internship at the University of Washington Counseling Center is based on a developmental model that is experientially based & informed by psychological theory and research. In accordance with the premise that individual change & learning occurs within the context of significant human interaction, the supervisor-intern relationship & other mentoring relationships are key in the training program. This internship provides interns with a rich & varied learning experience that combines graduated learning & practice with science. Thus, the training program begins with an extensive orientation period & assessment of the intern's individual training needs. As the training year progresses, the number of didactic experiences decrease & the interns are given increasing clinical responsibility & autonomy. The primary focus of the internship training is to assist interns in integrating academic foundations with professional practice. This is accomplished by facilitating professional learning & personal growth by means of supervised clinical experience, didactic seminars, continued exposure to psychological literature, & collegial interaction throughout the year. Interns gain experience in individual short-term psychotherapy and related therapy skills, career assessment & counseling, & group counseling and couple couseling (as available), psychological therapeutic assessment, ethical & legal issues, diversity, consultation & outreach programming. The program is dedicated to the enhancement of the ethical, multicultural/social justice, & professional development of interns. Interns are encouraged to offer professional contributions in staff meetings & clinical teams, seminars, & outreach presentations. Upon completion of the internship, the developing professional will have sufficient experience in a university counseling center and general psychotherapeutic practices to confidently and competently carry out the responsibilities of an entry level professional in a variety of settings. Successful completion of internship requires a) completing 2000 hours of which 25% is direct service and b) passing all learning elements of the nine profession-wide competencies with a minimum of Level 3 (competent). 

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: 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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 103 122 119 108 123
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 30 35 30 30
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 3 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 2 1
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 1 1 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 20 20 20 20
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 2 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: