Department : Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1978
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 980 Indiana Ave
Lockefield Village - Second Floor
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Campus located in downtown Indianapolis, IN
Phone: 317-274-2548
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: David Lairmore
Chief Psychologist: David Lairmore
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/07/2023
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: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are considered an academic associate at IUPUI --Supplemental Retirement options available --Paid Time Off: 10 paid University holidays; 1 month (vacation/sick time); IUPUI CAPS requires 2000 hours dedicated to the educational experience -- Private office with personal computer, laser printer, scanner, and recording equipment -- Registration fees and all costs for annual intern retreat covered by IUPUI CAPS -- Access to University libraries
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are involved in a variety of experiential training activities throughout the year, including individual counseling, group psychotherapy, and outreach. Interns complete 5 comprehensive test batteries for ADHD, LD, and/or ASD. Training seminars on a variety of topics. 2-3 hours of individual supervision plus 1.5 hours of case consultation (group supervision) each week. Opportunity to supervise a practicum student during the spring (and possibly summer) semester. Please see website for additional details.
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: No
Application Due Date: 11/11/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 01/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 01/06/2023
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified by email of their status by December 15, 2022.

Interviews are conducted remotely via video (preferred) or telephone at the beginning of January and include a 1 hour individual interview conducted with 2 staff members and a current intern, if available, and an additional hour to meet the rest of the staff and have Q&A with the training director. 

Intern applicants interested in visiting IUPUI CAPS are welcome to do so.  Please contact the Assistant Director of Intern Training for more information (

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Indiana University (IUPUI's managing partner) pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Oklahoma State University, Spalding University, Wright State University, Azusa Pacific University, Indiana University, Bloomington, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf, Rosemead School of Psychology - Biola University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, American School of Professional Psychology, DC, Midwestern University, California School of Professional Psychology - Alliant International University, University of Indianapolis, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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: Criminal history background check required;
Program Description

**8/8/2023 Update: IUPUI CAPS is not particiatping in the Match for 2023-2024.  We cannot forsee yet if we will particiapate in the Match at a later point.

IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue Universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus, which supports over 200 degree programs through its innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and commitment to diversity.  Consequently, CAPS interns receive extensive exposure to and training with diverse and complex clients, including those with chronic mental health concerns.

The aim of the IUPUI CAPS internship training program is to adequately prepare doctoral interns to demonstrate competence in all areas of health service psychology working with young adults and adults within a university counseling center (or community mental health center) setting.  CAPS designs its training program with the intention that all interns, by the end of their placement, will demonstrate competence at the level of a post-doctoral resident or entry-level professional.  Although opportunities for research, comprehensive testing, and supervision are provided on internship, the training program offers greater experiential learning and training activities in the remaining profession-wide competencies (intervention, assessment, ethics, individual and cultural diversity, professionalism, communication, and consultation/interdisciplinary skills).

IUPUI CAPS offers a dynamic and rewarding doctoral internship experience in health service psychology.  The internship is designed to provide a comprehensive clinical experience that offers an array of opportunities to facilitate both personal and professional growth. Located in downtown Indianapolis, IUPUI is a predominantly commuter college campus with a large number of non-traditional students.  Clinical experiences at IUPUI CAPS include opportunities to work with clients diverse in age, gender, race/ethnicity, country of origin, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, and presenting concerns.  The most prevalent diagnoses of treatment are clinical levels of depression and anxiety.  However, opportunities to work with individuals presenting with PTSD, extensive trauma, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, substance abuse, relationship concerns, and adjustment issues are readily available.  Clinical experiences include crisis intervention, initial consultation and intake assessments, individual and group counseling, clinical supervision of graduate students, and delivery of outreach presentations.  The internship experience will also consist of training in assessment and testing for learning disorders/ADHD, in addition to diagnostic assessment of ongoing therapy clients. 

Weekly individual supervision is provided (for a minimum of 2-3 hours per week) by licensed psychologists.  Additional supervision is provided during weekly case consultation (1.5 hours per week) with other doctoral interns and licensed staff.  Weekly training seminars are provided by staff and community professionals for two hours per week.  Interns may also attend Psychiatry Grand Rounds at the Indiana University School of Medicine, located on the same campus.  IUPUI CAPS coordinates with other Indiana counseling center internship sites for intensive seminars and professional networking opportunities.

CAPS staff is comprised of a team of dedicated, interdisciplinary professionals with diverse clinical interests and areas of expertise.  The staff is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive work environment that encourages work-life balance and self-care.  Staff and trainees gather regularly for socialization and bonding.  Interns are also encouraged to participate in designing elements of the internship experience by identifying topics of interest for intern seminars.  Feedback from previous interns gathered from exit interviews and anonymous evaluation forms consistently identifies the following program highlights and strengths: opportunities to hone and strengthen clinical skills, a diverse client population, high quality supervision and didactic training, a warm and supportive atmosphere, and the variety of experiences offered.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Experience (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Experience (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
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%)
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:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Experience (21% to 30%)
Administration: 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 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 29 12 30 48 37 49
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 18 10 25 37 32 37
Total number of interns: 2 0 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2 1 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 1 1 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
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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: 0 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: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: