Program Information: Counseling and Psychiatric Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1682
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Colorado Boulder
Department: Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Address: 2249 Willard Loop Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0119
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Distance from Major City: 30 miles north of Denver
Phone: 303-492-2277
Fax:
Email: corinne.schild@colorado.edu
Web Address: https://www.colorado.edu/counseling/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.colorado.edu/healthcenter/counseling-psychiatry/training-opportunities
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Cori Schild
Chief Psychologist: Monica Ng
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are provided a free EcoPass, which allows them free access to all public transportation in the Boulder/Denver metro area. The University also contributes 10% of the interns salary into a retirement account. Finally, interns are provided with time off and a small stipend for professional development purposes.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns participate in a variety of activities at our site including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, receiving supervision, trainings/didactics, consultation and outreach, and time spent toward an optional focus area.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/20/2020
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

All applicants invited for an interview will complete a video based interview via Zoom with the selection comittee. Applicants will also have the opportunity to attend a virtual open house via Zoom. Individual interviews will be completed January 3-14, 2022. The virtual open house will likely take place on January 21, 2022. Applicants will be notified of interview status via email by December 20, 2021. There are approximately four people from CAPS in each interview, including one current intern. Applicants who would like to connect with interns with additional questions are welcome to contact the training director for contact information for the intern cohort. They are also welcome to contact the training director if they have questions specific to any CAPS staff member.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
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: No
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: 500
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
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

CAPS is the primary mental health resource for the CU Boulder campus. We provide a full range of mental health services to students at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our multidisciplinary treatment team consists of psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and trainees in psychology, social work, and nursing. One of the central training experiences of the internship is the opportunity to provide therapy in an integrated care setting, including co-treatment with psychiatry staff for students on medication and treatment that can include a multi-disciplinary focus. We see students for short-term therapy and use our program in group psychotherapy for longer term work. We provide triage and crisis intervention services on a daily basis. The clients we serve present with a broad spectrum of concerns, from adjustment issues to more serious mental health concerns. To be competitive applicants must address "quality of fit" between the applicant and our site in their cover letter. If applicants do not meet the 500 hour requirement, we ask that applicants address how COVID-19 impacted their hours accrual and what they have done to supplement the loss of direct contact hours. Application criteria are more fully spelled out in our program brochure. Our program brochure can be located under the "Training Opportunities" tab on our website: https://www.colorado.edu/counseling/training-opportunities/apa-accredited-doctoral-internship

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment:
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: https://www.colorado.edu/counseling/  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: 45 76 82 90 126
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 28 30 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 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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: 1 3 3 3 3
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 1 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 3 3 0 3
University Teaching Faculty: 1 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 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 1 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