Program Information: Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1640
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: West Virginia University
Department: Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: P.O. Box 6422
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6422
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 304-293-4431
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jeneice Shaw
Chief Psychologist: T. Anne Hawkins
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/22/2022
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: 40100
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 24 vacation days; 18 sick days; access to university facilities (e.g., library).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Depending on the day, it will include attending various seminars, seeing clients (triage, individual and group sessions, crisis, consultation, etc.) supervising a practicum student or attending supervision with senior staff, focusing on area of emphasis, possibly conducting assessment related activities, outreach, and completing paperwork. Although obviously not all of these happen on one day, any given week day is likely to include a few of these.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/1/2021 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2022
Interview process description:

Approximately 30 applicants will be selected for Zoom interviews. We will not be offering in-person interviews. Video interviews will be approximately 50 minutes with a team that includes senior staff members and interns. After being notified of an interview, candidates must select their preferred interview date and time. Interviews are scheduled in early January and in some cases late December.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Chatham University, Georgia Southern University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, West Virginia University, James Madison University, Miami University, Purdue University, University of Missouri Kansas City, East Kentucky University, University of Lincoln-Nebraska, Wright State University, Marywood University, etc.
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 325
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Matched interns must pass a university-required background check and other human resource procedures.
Program Description

Please visit our website ( for a thorough description of our doctoral internship training program.

As part of their experience at CCCPS, incoming interns get direct service experience in individual and group therapy, triages and intakes, crisis intervention, assessment, the provision of supervision, and consultation and outreach to the WVU community. 

The internship program seeks to help develop nine profession wide competencies as part of an intern’s preparation for practice as a health service psychologist (HSP). These nine profession wide competencies are:

  1.   Evaluation and dissemination of research
  2.   Ethical and legal standards
  3.   Individual and cultural diversity
  4.   Professional values and attitudes
  5.   Communication and interpersonal skills
  6.   Assessment
  7.   Intervention
  8.   Supervision
  9.   Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills

Training in and evaluation of competency in each of these areas occurs in the context of a range of supervisory and educational activities including:

  • Two to three hours of individual supervision per week (two hours with a primary supervisor and the possibility of one hour with a secondary supervisor depending upon staffing and areas of emphasis).
  • A weekly Supervision of Assessment seminar.*
  • A weekly Supervision of Supervision seminar.
  • A Multicultural Supervision Seminar three times per month.
  • An Intern Seminar, about once every other week, on a variety of clinical topics facilitated by in-house and community experienced professionals.
  • An Outreach Seminar one time per month.
  • A Professional Development seminar three times per semester, usually beginning half-way through the fall semester to help transition to professional life after internship.
  • A Group Therapy Seminar three times per semester.  
  • Work in an area of emphasis (optional).

*Our assessment training opportunities are currently under review.  The title and focus of the Supervision of Assessment seminar will change. Please feel free to contact us for further details.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Low income: 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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Psychiatric Referral


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Interns may devote three hours per week to develop and/or be exposed to an area of special emphasis, based on their training interests. These activities may fall under two broad areas: clinical activities and non-clinical activities. Clinical activities are defined as providing direct services to clients (such as but not limited to: working with trauma clients, couples, veterans, eating disorder clients, etc.).

Non-clinical activities include program development and evaluation, participation in counseling center research, and counseling center administration. Developing an area of special emphasis is not a required activity of this internship program.

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
Number of Completed Applications: 41 44 32 47 47
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 29 27 42 35
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: 2 2 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 1 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 2 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 4 2 7 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 16 11 20 9 17
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 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 1 0 1 0
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: 0 1 2 2 3
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 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: 1 1 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0