Department : Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1669
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Johns Hopkins University
Department: Counseling Center
Address: 3003 N. Charles Street
Suite S-200
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2690
Country: United States
Metro Area: Baltimore-Towson, MD
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 401-516-8278x
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: Susi Ferradas
Chief Psychologist: Jennifer Howes
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/29/2024
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: 40000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Other benefits made available to university employees (such as paid University holidays)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site During the busiest times of the academic year 5-6 hours direct clinical service hours 1 hour lunch Case management/documentation Seminars (specific days) Individual Supervision (specific days) Meetings (specific days)
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: 11/03/2023
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/04/2023
Tentative interview date: 12/15/2023, 12/18/2023, 01/05/2024, 01/08/2024, 01/09/2024
Interview process description:

Applications will be reviewed by the members of the Center's training staff.  Applicants invited for interviews will be contacted by December 4, 2023, for interviews that will be held between December 15, 2023 and January 9, 2024.

All interviews will be conducted in a virtual format. Details will be provided at the time of scheduling the interviews.

Thank you for your interest in our program!

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
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 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: As university employees, the Counseling Center's doctoral interns are subject to a pre-employment education and background check. These steps will be taken after the Match process has concluded. Interns must successfully complete the background check before they can start internship. All candidates for employment will be screened for the presence of controlled substances and alcohol as part of the post-offer, pre-employment medical screening. Individuals who test positive will be denied employment; any existing offers of employment will be rescinded.
Program Description

The purpose of the internship program is to train generalist practitioners who are interested in developing competence and confidence for work as psychologists in a comprehensive university counseling center or other outpatient mental health setting. The training experience includes the supervised practice of brief initial consultations/assessment, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach to the university community, and peer supervision with fellow interns. Other opportunities include eating disorder assessment and treatment, alcohol and drug assessment and treatment, and the development of preventive programs and interventions for issues or populations of the intern's own interest.

The agency places significant value and emphasis on multicultural competency development. Training staff interests and the diverse composition of the student population necessitate interns utilizing a multicultural perspective, irrespective of their theoretical orientation. Consistent with the principles and ethical code of our profession, the Counseling Center values diversity and individual differences (e.g., race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, social class, age, ability, etc.).  We are committed to training our interns to work effectively with clients who represent a full range of diversity.  In keeping with this objective, it is expected that our interns will welcome and be open to this learning opportunity. It is also expected that interns will actively engage in seminars and other experiences where self-exploration with the aim of increasing multicultural competency in service to our clients, is essential.

Individual supervision is a cornerstone of the program. Interns receive two hours of clinical supervision per week from a primary supervisor who is a licensed psychologist. Interns will switch supervisors halfway through their internship year.  Interns have secondary supervisors for group therapy and outreach experiences. Additional clinical supervision is available as necessary. In addition to individual supervision, interns meet with a licensed psychologist and a clinical staff member(s) weekly for two hours in a group format to discuss cases and provide peer supervision to each other. Interns also participate in weekly seminars throughout the year focusing on topics that are relevant to clinical practice in a university counseling center.

Interns meet in a support group with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for one hour per week. The group is a space for interns to process their experiences and raise issues and concerns.

Additionally, interns meet weekly with the TD for additional support. 

As part of their professional development, interns also participate in agency committees and professional development opportunities.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Outreach


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
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:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 70 101 104 92 132 102 102
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 26 31 41 33 36 34 32
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 1 2 3 0 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 3 2 1 4 2 1
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 3 0 3 1 4 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 3 0 2 2
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 15 0 10 10 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 102 6 51 15 32 43 15
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching: 1
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 3
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0