Program Information: Counseling & Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1767
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Florida International University
Department: Counseling & Psychological Services
Address: 11200 SW 8th Street
MMC SHC 270
Miami, Florida 33199
Country: United States
Metro Area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 305-348-2277x
Fax: 305-348-3950
Email: pkirpala@fiu.edu
Web Address: http://caps.fiu.edu
Brochure Website's Address: http://caps.fiu.edu
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Priya Kirpalani
Chief Psychologist: Todd Lengnick
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
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: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): The university is closed for approximately 10 holidays a year. All leave must be requested in writing, in advance and approved by the Training Director. The university is closed for approximately 10 holidays a year (i.e., Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day). Interns will not have the opportunity to work during university holidays. Interns receive 120 hours of leave time in addition to university holidays. This may be used for sick, personal or vacation requests. Any unapproved absences will be deducted from the total leave hours. Computer access is available.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site In a typical week, interns participate in individual and group therapy, workshops, psychological assessment, access consultation, outreach, and consultation as well as individual and group supervision and training seminars.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviews are through video conference during the first 2 weeks of January. The individualized interview process lasts approximately three hours: one hour with the Training Director, one hour with a panel of supervisors, and one hour with the current internship class. Candidates may visit CAPS if desired (and possible), but this is not part of the interview process.  Upon receipt of interview, applicants will be required to submit an application to www.careers.fiu.edu.

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: See website
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 425
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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: Curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation (two from supervisors of your clinical work)
Program Description

The APA-accredited program at the IACS-accredited Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at FIU is housed on two campuses: one in South West Miami and one on the bay in North Miami. FIU is a large, young, dynamic, urban, multicultural, multi-ethnic University with approximately 56,000 students. Interns have the opportunity to provide individual, group and couples therapy. Interns are also very involved in crisis intervention. They provide workshops and offer consultation to various departments including the Student Health Center, Disability Resource Center, Student Conduct and Residence Life. We offer opportunities in cognitive and achievement and/or psychoeducational psychological testing. The internship program utilizes a developmental and competency-based supervision approach and offers a strong commitment to diversity. Intern experiences are tailored to meet interns' individual developmental needs and interests, allowing them to select involvement in committee work. Supervision is of utmost importance and exposure to several of licensed full-time psychologists is provided. Comprehensive didactic training seminars rounds out the program. The campus clinics and supervision are supported by sophisticated technology that facilitates coordination.  Interns are valued as an integral part of the staff and actively participate in staff meetings and other trainings. Please see our website at www.caps.fiu.edu for a more elaborate description of what we have to offer.  Interns are required to provide proof of professional liability insurance.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

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

Experience

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

We currently utilize the TAO--Therapist Assisted Online--program.

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: caps.fiu.edu  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: 77 76 74 80 86
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 37 36 39 40
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 1 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 3 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 105 11 98 12 12
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 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 1 3 2 0
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 0 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: 1 0 0 0 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 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: 2 2 0 0 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 2 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0