Department : Counseling and Psychological Services

Click on a section title to expand or collapse individual sections.
Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1663
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University at Albany, State University of New York
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Health and Counseling Services
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, New York 12222
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Within 3 hours of NYC, Boston, Montreal
Phone: 518-442-5800
Fax: 518-442-3096
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: Vivian Wilson-Hwang
Chief Psychologist: Karen Sokolowski
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/09/2024
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: 38600
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Medical coverage options available to individual, family, legally married partner, domestic partner. Interns contribute to cost of medical insurance. Paid vacation leave accrued 1.25 days per month and paid sick leave accrued 1.25 days per month.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Daily schedule of activities varies. Typical workweek: Providing clinical psychological services, consultation, and outreach: 16.5 hours Providing teaching, supervision, and hotline backup services: 14.5 hours Receiving supervision and participating in other learning activities: 9 hours
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?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: 11/10/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/08/2023
Tentative interview date: 12/13/2023
Interview process description:

Interviews are conducted by video conference (Zoom). Applicants will be notified of their interview status on or before December 8, 2023. Interviews will be conducted beginning December 13, 2023. In early January, we offer an optional virtual Open House and an optional in-person Visit Day. This allows opportunities for interested intern applicants to learn about and/or see our site to visit and meet our staff. Both the Open House and Visit Day are optional, as we know there are financial and other barriers for many applicants.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2023 cohort: Antioch University, Springfield College 2022 cohort: Wheaton College, University of Hartford, Yeshiva University 2021 cohort: University of Wisconsin, Madison; Fordham University; Fielding Graduate University 2020 cohort: University at Buffalo, Counseling Psychology; University of Massachusetts, Boston, Counseling Psychology; University at Albany, Counseling Psychology 2019 cohort: University of Florida, Counseling Psychology; University of Massachusetts, Boston, Counseling Psychology; University of Hartford, Clinical Psychology 2018 cohort: Springfield College, Counseling Psychology, McGill University, Counseling Psychology, and Tennessee State University, Counseling Psychology
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 (if applicable): 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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: Supervised college counseling practicum experiences, experiences in outreach or early intervention, teaching or clinical supervision, experiences working with diverse populations are advantageous but are not required.
Program Description

Counseling and Psychological Services offers three full-time, year-long doctoral internships that provide the opportunity to gain supervised experience in the multifaceted functions of a health service psychologist working in a university counseling center whose service delivery model values inclusive mental health care, responsive consultation and outreach, and collaborations that promote campus well-being. In this internship program, training considerations take precedence.  Our diverse campus community and array of services provide excellent and varied training opportunities for doctoral psychology interns. The internship features supervised experiences in counseling and psychotherapy, consultation, training and supervision, crisis management, assessment, and program development and implementation, as these occur in a university counseling center serving a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. Training in the internship occurs through supervised experiences in providing psychological services, didactic and instructional seminars, participant-observation, and other opportunities for modeling designed to facilitate the transition from graduate student to professional health service provider.

The internship is a full-time 2,000 hour, remunerated experience. Interns devote at least twenty-five percent of their time providing clinical psychological services to University students seeking  psychological care. Interns also play an important role in supporting our peer assistance program by teaching and supervising undergraduate peer hotline workers. During the average week, interns provide psychological services directly to students seeking counseling or evaluation, consultation to members of the campus community with concerns about student mental health, and outreach programming to support access to services and promote student mental health (about 16.5 hours weekly). Interns also provide teaching, supervision, and backup to support the operation of our peer assistance hotline (about 14.5 hours weekly). These experiential learning activities are supported by six hours of reflective (supervision, 4 hours) and instructional (seminar, 2 hours) activities each week, as well as by weekly case, assessment, and prevention conferences that provide participant-observational learning opportunities (3 hours). Formal points of evaluation occur at 5 months, 10 months, and 12 months.  

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
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Target client group: undergraduate and graduate students attending a diverse public university.

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Teaching, training, and supervision of peer helpers. Group therapy experiences are elective, negotiated experiences. Interns may work with couples if interested and as these opportunities are available.


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Interns teach courses in foundations of peer counseling and peer education, supervise peer helpers, and coordinate the activities of peer helpers.

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: 32 36 69 33 46 34 36
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 23 51 27 30 26 29
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 2 3 3 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 1 0 0 3 3
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 0 0 1 0 1 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 3 2 3 2 0 1
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 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 2
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 1
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0