Department : Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1920
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Cleveland State University
Department: Counseling Center
Address: 2121 Euclid Ave., UN220
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Distance from Major City: in downtown Cleveland
Phone: 216-687-2277
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 & Lead / Director: Todd Seibert
Chief Psychologist: Brittany Sommers
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: 08/04/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32000
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): Retirement Contributions, Library
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Our Interns typically work 9:00 - 5:00, Monday-Friday. A typical day may include 3 individual sessions, outreach or group, crisis walk-in or phone screenings, and supervision or training. Approximately 40% of interns' time is spent in direct service.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/06/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/09/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/05/2023 to 1/13/2023
Interview process description:

Our Intern Selection Committee will likley include Todd Seibert (Training Director), Brittany Sommers (Interim Director), and possibly one or more additional staff members.  The committee will conduct individual hour-long interviews by phone or Zoom (applicant's choice), likely from January 5th to January 13th of 2023.  We will contact invited applicants via email and/or phone by December 9th.  Site visits are optional and can only take place after we have submitted our rankings (most likely 1/16/2023 or later).    

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Andrews University, Antioch University - Seattle, American School of Professional Psychology - Argosy (Chicago, Hawaii, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Seattle), Capella University, Carlow University, Chatham University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University, Fielding University, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, George Washington University, Georgia Southern University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Loma Linda University, Marywood University, Michigan School of Professional Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Seattle Pacific University, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 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: 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 start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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:
Program Description

As we revised our Counseling Center mission statement, we chose the words "supporting and empowering our diverse student community" to represent what we all come to work for. Interns at CSU Counseling Center join a group of psychologists who are dedicated to providing access to care for our students and excellent training for interns and trainees. At the CSU Counseling Center, the aim of our training program is: “to prepare interns to function competently and independently as health service psychologists.” Our mission statement explicitly states that we are “committed to providing high quality experiential training to graduate students to support their development as aspiring mental health professionals." Our program design draws from the practitioner-scholar model of psychological practice, with an emphasis on diversity and social justice.

We are committed to supporting and challenging our interns to reach the standard of performance in each of the profession-wide competency areas: research; ethical and legal standards; diversity; professional values, attitudes, and behavior; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills. The students at CSU are incredibly diverse in terms of race/ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, ability, country of origin, religion, etc., providing an excellent opportunity for interns to apply their awareness of diversity to improve effectiveness of treatment. Interns become skillful with crisis walk-in, initial phone screening, and group therapy, and they gain experience supervising practicum counselors during their year with us. 

The didactic portion of our program includes formalized activities such as clinical supervision, in-service presentations, Intern Seminars, diversity discussions and case conferences. Our Intern Seminars incorporate psychological literature and often have experiential components. The topics of our Intern seminars derived from our staff expertise in diversity, holistic practices, group and couples therapy, and the profession wide competencies overall. Modeling and experience are integrated in an intern’s daily service activities and interactions with the senior staff. We seek to balance collegiality with modeling appropriate professional behaviors and boundaries.

Approximately half of our interns go on to post-docs or positions at university counseling centers. The Cleveland State University campus is located between downtown Cleveland (featuring big city architecture, entertainment and a casino) and University Circle (center to several world-class museums and the Cleveland Orchestra). Outlying areas include the Cleveland Metroparks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cedar Point amusement park. Please visit our website -   - for more comprehensive information about our Training Program, our Center, and Cleveland State University.


Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 24 16 61 27 41
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 19 16 24 20 0
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 0
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 8 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 7 62 9 7
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 1 0 1 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 1 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 2 1 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0 0 0