Program Information: Division of Student Life

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2012
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Georgia Tech Counseling Center
Department: Division of Student Life
Address: 353 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0286
Country: United States
Metro Area: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Distance from Major City: Located in midtown area of Atlanta
Phone: 404-894-2575
Fax: 404-894-1804
Email: mack.bowers@vpss.gatech.edu
Web Address: http://www.counseling.gatech.edu
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.counseling.gatech.edu
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Mack Bowers
Chief Psychologist: Andy Smith
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/09/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28725
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 11 paid holidays in addition to accrued vacation
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are an integral part of the counseling center and will join the senior staff in weekly case assignment meetings, a case conference that includes the psychiatry staff, and back-up coverage for walk-in appointments. There are specific meetings just for the interns including a weekly training seminar (two hours), individual supervision (two hours), group supervision, and assessment supervision. Interns are given flexibility in scheduling their individual and group counseling appointments as well as any outreach opportunities they may want to join.
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: 11/10/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/14/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews are conducted in January by phone or video-conference by the training director and the other members of the training committee. The interview lasts approximately 45 minutes to one hour and candidates are given the opportunity to answer a variety of questions as well as ask questions. Topics include theoretical orientation and how it is applied to a client, past experiences, and other inquiries that grow from the review of the candidates resume and application materials. At the end of the interview, candidates are invited to ask questions they might have as well. The Georgia Tech Counseling Center does not require in-person interviews so that financial concerns regarding travel expenses do not eliminate candidates from consideration.  Candidates are welcome to visit the center at any time however, and we offer an open house in January for any interested applicants.  The date of the open house will be communicated to applicants selected for interviews.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adelphi University, Adler University; Alliant International University, American University; Argosy University; Arizona State University; Auburn University; Ball State University; Brigham Young University; Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Emory University; Florida State University; Georgia State University; Iowa State University; Loyola University; Pepperdine University; University of Florida; University of Georgia; University of South Alabama, University of Tennessee; Wright 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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 25
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
PCSAS-Accredited
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:
Program Description

The doctoral internship at the Georgia Tech Counseling Center has been accredited by the APA since 2010. The internship offers experience in providing direct services within a university counseling center and among a culturally diverse campus population. Interns will provide individual, couples and group counseling to university students.  Services are provided in a telebehavioral health format primarily during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the fall of 2021 the campus will resume normal operations and counseling services will be provided in person as well as through telebehavioral health methods.  Interns have individual offices within the counseling center, but will be providing clinical services via video platform from those offices.  Interns also will receive laptop computers and access to a VPN so they can work from home on administrative and support tasks.

Interns will receive two hours of individual supervision per week, one hour of group supervision per week, and one hour of assessment supervision per week (group format).  Interns will have a primary supervisor for the first half, and then will switch to a different supervisor for the second half of the year.  Secondary supervision is also available if interns want to work on a specific topic or area of speciality practiced by someone other than their primary supervisor. During the spring semester, interns are permitted to provide supervision to practicum students, and participate in a supervision-of-supervision seminar each week.   Interns are provided weekly training seminars throughout the year that include major theoretical orientations for treatment, group therapy, couples therapy, crisis management, substance abuse, special populations and multicultural counseling.  While the focus is on generalized training, interns may also choose to specialize in a specific area of practice such as substance abuse treatment, eating disorders, psychological assessment, spirituality, and others. Interns are required to learn about the use of psychological assessment as it is used in college counseling, and are provided training in this area. They also receive training in AOD (alcohol and other drug) assessments.  Interns also participate in a weekly case conference discussion with senior staff where challenging cases are discussed. Interns have the opportunity to co-facilitate outreach workshops with senior staff, and will be supported in developing their own outreach workshops.  Interns are given the opportunity to become certified in QPR, a leading suicide prevention program, and will include these workshops as part of their outreach requirement.  Interns will also have the opportunity to co-facilitate weekly groups, both interpersonal therapy groups and didactic seminars on depression, anxiety, relationships, and mindfulness practices. The Counseling Center is the primary provider of mental health services on campus, and maintains close working alliances with other departments including the Student Health Center, Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education (campus intake center),Dean of Students, and the Department of Housing.

Georgia Tech is located in the heart of Atlanta on a beautiful tree-lined campus. The Institute is internationally recognized as a premier research university, and consistently ranks among the top ten of public universities in the country. The student body on the main campus consists of approximately 14,500 undergraduate and 8,500 graduate students. There is a large residential and international student population.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

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:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: www.counseling.gatech.edu  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: 62 61 53 43 84
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 21 26 26 25 32
Total number of interns: 3 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 2 2 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2 2 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 3 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 2 1 4
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
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 1 1 1 0
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 2
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 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: 1 0 1 2 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: 1 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 1 2 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 2 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0