Site Name: University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center
Department: Counseling Center
Applicants invited to interview will complete a video interview via Zoom conferencing with 2-3 senior staff members and 1 current intern. Interviews typically take place during the second or third week in January. Applicants are welcomed to request in-person visits after interviews have been completed, but such visits are not considered in our ranking decisions.
Our Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is designed to provide broad-based generalist training in activities carried out by psychologists in a university counseling center. Interns will develop competence in individual & group therapy; intake assessment; provision of supervision; crisis intervention; outreach; personality assessment; and ethical and multicultural practice. Our philosophy of training incorporates a developmental-apprenticeship perspective that combines mentorship and experiential learning to foster increasing autonomy. Overall, we seek to create an atmosphere of respect and trust where interns and professional staff support each others' growth. Diversity is celebrated and integrated into all aspects of training.Staff members utilize a variety of theoretical orientations, including interpersonal, feminist, existential-humanistic, systems, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness-based, etc. We recognize that each intern brings a variety of skills, experience, and training needs to the internship and that some flexibility is necessary for optimal growth. This is accomplished by providing individualized supervision goals, customized outreach and consultation projects, opportunities for special interest areas, and intern input for various seminars and activities. We see the internship year as a critical transition period. We seek to assist in this developmental process by providing interns opportunities to stretch, take risks, and try out different interventions and approaches. Interns are expected to develop greater proficiency in delivering evidence-based interventions. Furthermore, interns will develop and hone greater sensitivity to, and respect for, the multicultural world in which we exist. We are looking for flexible, motivated, open individuals who want to learn and grow, and who are passionate about providing services to the college population. We seek applicants whose career goals involve working in a university setting and who have at least 100 hours of individual therapy experience specifically with the adult population. Limited after-hours and weekend work are required.
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