Site Name: University of San Diego
Department: Counseling Center
Interviews take place approximately January 3-13, 2023. To ensure equity and accessibility and in following COVID-19 guidelines, all interviews are 45 minutes - 1 hour via Zoom, with two to three staff members. Interview includes a vignette and brief (10-15 minute) case presentation. A virtual Open House (virtual tentative) will be scheduled January 20, 2023 and more information will be provided to applicants as it becomes available.
We welcome your interest in our site and encourage you to let us know if you have any accessibility needs that might affect an interview.
Individuals offered contingent employment at the University of San Diego will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment background check, which is a national background inquiry that includes a criminal felony and misdemeanor search, national sex offender registry database search, SanctionsBase Plus database search, social security number validation and trace. Adverse information discovered in the background check will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment. Decisions concerning employment will be made on a case-by-case basis in conjunction with a review of the job description, requirements and university policy.
All clinical team members of the USD Wellness Area must secure and maintain immunizations as mandated by local medical authorities and recommended by the Center for Disease Control.
The USDCC internship follows a practitioner-scholar model. We emphasize the role of the psychologist as an educated, thoughtful and self aware helper; we view science as a process in addition to a source of knowledge. Critical thinking, thorough assessment, and appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion as well as cultural humility are hallmarks of our services. An understanding of the impact of culture is integrated into every aspect of the work we do in direct services, training and scholarly activity. We define culture and diversity broadly, allowing our definition to encompass race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, nationality, acculturation, religious and spiritual beliefs, physical and mental abilities, size and appearance. To facilitate cultural competency and explore and challenge implicit biases, our Mental and Behavioral Health Team meets bi-weekly for Anti-Racism Dialogue, and interns are regularly included in this experience as participants and co-facilitators. The program provides initial self-assessment and close supervision utilizing aspects of developmental and competency based approaches. Independent thinking and self-appraisal are fostered. We offer generalist training in a university setting. Short-term services and outreach are emphasized. Cultural competency is promoted through seminars, experiential exercises, and supervision. In addition to generalist training, we encourage interns to develop interests through Clinical Focus Areas (optional). The internship focuses on the profession-wide competencies stipulated by the APA Standards of Accreditation. Competencies attained and specifics regarding training experiences are detailed on our website. Telebehavioral health for clinical services and training will be utilized throughout the training year as needed due to COVID-19. For the latest updates and information on how USD is responding to COVID-19 please visit https://www.sandiego.edu/blueprint/.
(training opportunities continued)
See our website for details about our training experiences. Please check back for the most updated information. Telebehavioral health will be implemented throughout the training year as needed due to COVID-19.
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.