Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2011
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center
Department: Counseling Center
Address: Cassidy Hall
Campus Box 17
Greeley, Colorado 80639
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Distance from Major City: 55 miles north of Denver, CO
Phone: 970-351-2496
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 & Lead / Director: Renee Gilkey
Chief Psychologist: Heather Helm
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/20/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27212
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Partner benefits
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern daily activities in any given week may include a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, crisis/walk-in appointments and initial consultations. Training seminars include a weekly professional development series, multicultural seminar (biweekly), assessment seminar (biweekly), intern process group (biweekly), group supervision seminar (weekly) and a supervision of supervision seminar (weekly). Two hours of individual supervision per week are provided by the intern's primary supervisor. Interns also choose an special interest area and receive and additional hour of supervision every other week related to their interest area. Interns will also have ample opportunities throughout the semester to participate in various outreach presentations across campus.
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: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date: 1/10/2022
Interview process description:

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.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Oklahoma,University of Denver, Purdue University, University of Northern Colorado, Washington State University, Biola University/Rosemead School of Psychology, Pacific University, University of St. Thomas, Alliant/CSPP Los Angeles, Argosy University/San Francisco Bay Area, Argosy University/Atlanta, William James College, George Fox University, Wheaton College, University of LaVerne, University at Buffalo, Oklahoma State University, Chatham 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: 500
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
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: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of criminal and educational background check.
Program Description

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.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

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: 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: 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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 67 117 88 44
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 32 48 50 43 30
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 2 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 1 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 2 2 2
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 1 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 50 18 50 17 9
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 2 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 0 0 2 1
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 2 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: 2 1 2 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 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: 0 0 1 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 1 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0 0