Department : Counseling and Psychological Services

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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 & Lead / Director: Karen Sokolowski
Chief Psychologist: Karen Sokolowski
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/09/2023
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 personal leave accrued 1 day per month and paid sick leave accrued 1 day 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: 16.5 hours Providing direct and indirect prevention 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 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: 11/11/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2022
Tentative interview date: 12/14/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews are conducted by video conferencing (Zoom). Applicants will be notified of their interview status on or before 12/10/2022. Interviews will be conducted begining December 14, 2022. In early January, we offer an optional Open House. This allows the opportunity for intern applicants who are interested in seeing our site to visit and meet our staff. The Open House is 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: 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 ranking 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 Not 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 prevention or early intervention, teaching or clinical supervision, experiences working with diverse populations are advantageous but are not required. Workplace Protocols for COVID-19 can be found at:
Program Description

Counseling and Psychological Services currently offers three year-long, full-time doctoral internships that provide the opportunity to gain supervised experience in the multifaceted functions of a health service psychologist working in a collegiate environment whose service delivery model values prevention, early intervention, and psychological treatment. While in this internship program training considerations take precedence over services delivery, the clinical and developmental needs of our diverse campus community provide excellent and varied training opportunities for doctoral psychology interns. Using diverse learning or training activities, the internship promotes the objectives and supports the development of related profession-wide and program specific competencies of the internship program. The training program has four aims or objectives. These are to develop interns who (1) Engage in lawful and ethical practice and function in accordance with professional standards, (2) Effectively utilize (and generate) research and psychological knowledge in their professional activities, (3) Competently engage in a range of evidence-based assessment and intervention activities that are responsive to individual and cultural differences and diversity and (4) Are able to effectively manage complex practice environments. In pursuit of these aims, the internship features supervised experiences in assessment, counseling and psychotherapy, consultation, training and supervision, and program development and implementation, as these occur in a university counseling setting serving a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. The internship training includes supervised experiences in providing psychological services, didactic and instructional seminars, and 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 individuals seeking evaluation and psychological care. Interns also play an important role in supporting the Center's peer helping services by assisting in teaching and supervising undergraduate peer helpers and peer educators. During the average week, interns provide psychological services directly to students seeking evaluation, counseling or treatment, and consultation with others involved with students of concern (about 16.5 hours weekly). Interns also provide direct and indirect psychological services intended to reduce the risks leading to psychological or behavioral impairments, promote healthy lifestyles, and particularly to support the operation of the Center’s peer assistance program, our partners in providing preventive care and early intervention (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
Number of Completed Applications: 32 36 69 33 46 34
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 23 51 27 30 26
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 2 3 3 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 1 0 0 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0 1 0 1 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 3 2 3 2 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 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 0 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 1 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 2 3 2 2 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 1 0 0
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