Department : Counseling & Testing Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1790
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Idaho
Department: Counseling & Testing Center
Address: Mary E. Forney Hall 3rd Floor
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3140
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3140
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Spokane 80 m N, Seattle 300W, Portland 350W, Missoula 240E
Phone: 208-885-6716x
Fax: 208-885-4354x
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: Martha Kitzrow
Chief Psychologist: Greg Lambeth
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/05/2024
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: 37500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Some financial support to attend professional workshops and conferences may be available contingent on funding.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Balance of direct service (individual, couples, group counseling, crisis counseling), assessment, outreach & consultation, supervision and didactic training.
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: 12/08/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2023-01/20/2023
Interview process description:

Interviews are scheduled beginning in early January and continue throughout the month of January via Zoom (Telephone interviews can be scheduled if needed). Interviewers typically include the Training Director, a faculty member and a doctoral intern. All applicants selected for an interview are also invited to attend an optional virtual open house in late January. 

Three letters of reference should be submitted with at least two from licensed psychologists who have supervised your clinical work. References should reflect your most recent work if possible.  Applicants who successfully match with our program must also be able to pass a criminal background check conducted by the university.







How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Alliant international University, California School of Professional Psychology Brigham Young University Provo University of St. Thomas Chicago School of Professional Psychology University of Hartford Biola University Florida State University Wright Institute University of Denver Hawaii School of Professional Psychology University of Nevada, Las Vegas Northwest University Pacific University Seattle Pacific University West Virginia University Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Adler School of Professional Psychology University of Alaska Washington State University New Mexico State University Spalding University Michigan State University Central Michigan University Northern Colorado University Wright State University Georgia School of Professional Psychology Atlanta California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant University, Fresno California School of Professional Psychology, Orange County Fuller Theological Seminary
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 start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 40
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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: A criminal background check is required.
Program Description

The University of Idaho Counseling & Mental Health Center internship offers training and supervised experiences for interns to develop advanced skills by providing the varied services offered through a busy university counseling center. The internship prepares interns to work in university counseling centers as well as many other mental settings that serve teh adult population. Our educational philosophy is based on a developmental model which emphasizes the integration of scholarly knowledge to the applied practice of psychology. The training faculty is committed to providing excellent and supportive supervision and mentorship to facilitate the development of advanced skills and professional identity. Multicultural competence is an important value of the CMHC and is integrated into didactic and experiential training activities. Diversity training emphasizes self- reflection and awareness to understand how one's own personal/cultural history may affect the counseling process and developing knowledge and skills to work effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Major Training Experiences include:

1.  Intervention:The main emphasis is on Individual Counseling (short-term model.)

Other Intervention activities include

  • Group Counseling. The CMHC offers Skill building and process groups.
  • Couples Counseling. Training in the Gottman method, limited opportunities for couples counseling.
  • Crisis/Urgent Care. Interns have assigned weekly shifts (no after hours shifts).

2. Psychological Assessment & Testing- ADHD/LD assessment. Batteries also include a personality instrument.

3. Consultation & Outreach- Interns serve as a consultant and a liaison to an affiliate multicutural office (e.g., College Assistant Migrant Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native American Student Center, Black and African American Cultural Center. Interns also provide outreach programs on mental health topics to their liaison partners and other campus groups. 

4. Diversity-Interns recieve didactic and experiential training to increase their understanding knowledge and skills related to individual and cultura diversity and apply it to clinical work and other psychological services.

5. Supervision-Interns receive training on supervision best practices and models and provide supervision and mentoring for undergraduate psychology majors. They provide clincal peer supervision for each other in a group setting.  At thsi time there is not an opportunity to provide clinical supervison for master's or doctoral practicum students.

6. Alcohol & other Drugs Assessment & Intervention-Interns provide screenings, individual assessments and counseling services for alcohol and drug use. The also conduct psychoeducational workshops. 

7. Biofeedback-Introduction to basic biofeedback procedures and clinical applications.




Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: Experience (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Experience (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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: 38 33 75 46 106 50 80
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 27 22 39 32 41 36 35
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 3 1 1 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 1 3 3 3 2 2
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 3 3 3 4 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 1 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 6 8 1 0 0 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 34 24 32 32 11 10 10
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
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: 3
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1