Department : Counseling & Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1720
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Clemson University
Department: Counseling & Psychological Services
Address: Redfern Health Center
PO Box 344022
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-4022
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 35 miles west of Greenville, SC
Phone: 864-656-2451x
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Debra Crisp
Chief Psychologist: Birmagidra Gainor Ph.D.
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: 07/15/2024
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: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Access to university library Status of state employee University Holidays Enrollment in Retirement Plan Vision insurance available
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern daily activities are intertwined with the daily activities of all CAPS Staff. Each day consists of about four hours of direct service, including individual and group counseling, provision of supervision, or intake assessment. A typical day also includes a meeting, some form of supervision, and/or a training-related activity (seminar, consultation team meeting), as well as administrative time.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2024
Interview process description:

After two rounds of detailed application reviews by the Training Director and CAPS Staff members, a group of approximately 30 applicants are invited to interview. All applicants are notifed by e-mail on  or before 12/15 regarding their interview status. CAPS conducts Zoom interviews of 30-45 minutes in length during the first two weeks of January. Applicants selected for an interview will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to schedule the interview. Multiple CAPS Staff members, including current interns, participate in the interview and applicants are offered time to ask questions about our site. After the interview, applicants have the option of having CAPS Staff members (including interns) contact them as a courtesy to follow-up and answer any additional questions they may have about our site.

Applicants who wish to visit CAPS are welcomed depending on what are considered safe practices in response to current health advisories, and should contact the Training Director to make arrangements for a visit. We ask for at least one week's notice so we can ensure that staff members will be available to conduct a tour of our facility and answer questions. Depending on the CAPS schedule and resources, we may host a virtual Open House event for our applicants who have completed our interview process. If we hold an Open House, it will occur after all interviews are completed, but before the end of January. Interviewed applicants will be notified of this opportunity as soon as possible if we are able to offer it. Please note that site visits and Open House attendance in no way affect applicant ranking decisions, and we at CAPS abide by all APPIC Match Policies.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Purdue University Hofstra University Carlos Albizu University University of Georgia University of Memphis University of Albany-SUNY Xavier University Cleveland State University Georgia State University Florida Institute of Technology University of Akron University of Indianapolis National Louis FL School of Professional Psychology National Louis IL School of Professional Psychology Auburn University University of Alabama West Virginia University Oklahoma State University Pennsylvania State University University of Utah Kean University Wright Institute Antioch University Seattle Nova Southeastern University University of Nevada-Las Vegas University of Georgia Springfield College Spalding University West Chester University Marywood University University of Southern Mississippi Wright State University
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): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 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 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: Matched applicants must complete a Clemson University online employment application, which includes a required Pre-Employment Investigation. Employment at Clemson University is contingent upon favorable Pre-Employment Investigation results.
Program Description

Note: Please see our website for the most complete and up-to-date information about our internship program.

The Internship year at CAPS is designed to promote the developmental process in which interns move from the role of student to that of colleague with special emphasis placed on issues related to multicultural competence. Interns are encouraged to take an active role in tailoring their training to meet their professional goals, interests and developmental needs as they complete the required elements of the internship. Every effort is made to provide a supportive and accepting environment that models and attends to personal growth and the establishment of professional identity.

Clinical service training activities include 14 to 19 hours per week of individual, couples (limited), and group counseling as well as conducting initial assessments. Other required activities include provision of supervision, outreach programming, substance use assessments, crisis intervention and debriefing, and research/dissertation work. Core training activities include four weeks of orientation, weekly training seminars and diversity seminars, primary individual supervision, supervision of supervision, supervision of group counseling, secondary supervision, and consultation team membership. Interns may also choose to participate in a number of training opportunities that can supplement their core training activities. Examples of these areas of emphasis include intensified training in the treatment of issues related to addiction, the treatment of eating disorders, outreach (beyond the requirements), trauma focused treatment, DBT treatment, and inpatient assessment (summer only).

Supervisors evaluate each Interns' progress formally at the end of each semester. Supervisors assess current strengths and growth areas, and these evaluations are used to focus the next semester's supervision. Interns are asked to evaluate their supervisory experiences throughout the year, feedback about their Internship experience is encouraged during the year, and they formally evaluate elements of the entire training program at the end of the Internship year. While all CAPS Staff members play a role in Internship training, primary supervision and core training experiences are provided by CAPS'  licensed psychologists who have three years post-license experience. CAPS is one of a small number of university counseling center internship sites housed within an integrated health care setting that is accredited by The Joint Commission. This distinction gives our interns an excellent training opportunity as they work alongside medical professionals to serve Clemson students.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Experience (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Experience (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Experience (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:

An optional, part-time rotation is available during the summer semester at Marshall I. Pickens Hospital, an acute inpatient psychiatric unit within the Prisma Health System. Interns are exposed to an inpatient work setting housed within a large medical facility, and interact with multidisciplinary staff. Interns conduct psychological and neuropsychological assessments for patients in the acute psychiatric unit, with potential for assessing patients in the general medical inpatient population as well. Patients treated in this facility range from children to the elderly. 

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 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 50 44 31 79 45 30 30
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 31 25 42 30 20 20
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: 1 0 3 0 2 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 0 3 1 3 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 3 2 3 1 3 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 1 0 2 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 0 0 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 2 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 1 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: