Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2028
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Ohio University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Hudson Health Center, 3rd Floor
1 Ohio University Drive
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles from Columbus, OH
Phone: 740-593-1616
Fax: 740-593-0091
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: Majeda Humeidan
Chief Psychologist: Paul Castelino
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/202
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: 31200
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): Interns are eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week. Interns are offered a laptop if expected to work off site. Interns are covered by liability insurance.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day for an intern involves providing 3 hours of direct services to clients (individual, group, or drop-in) and completing paperwork, and giving or receiving supervision, attending training, and depending on the week, prepping for or providing an outreach. There is some flexibility day to day in scheduling and interns are involved in a variety of activities throughout the week--some shared and some varied; for example, apprenticeship focus time often looks different for each--either more clinical, ie eating disorder or group, for example, or outreach to LGBTQ+ or international students, or project based for neurodiversity awareness and others.
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: 12/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/08/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2022
Interview process description:

At Ohio University, we have always believed that requiring an onsite interview would create an undue financial burden on graduate students and is a soxial justice concern. and as beautiful and scenic Athens, Ohio and the surrounding community is, and we'd love to share it prospective applicants, we have never offered onsite interviews and have successully matched with wonderful interns using a virtual process. Therefore, OU CPS offers video conference interviews (via Teams or Zoom) which will take place mid December and conrtinue early January, if needed. The conference interviews are roughly 45-50 minutes in duration. The prospective applicant will interview with two or more full-time staff (which may or may not include the training director) and a current intern. If applicants have questions of specific staff members or the training director, they are encouraged to email those staff members directly, or set up a teams meeting. Interviews may be offered mid-late December and the first full week after the New Year. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University, Ball State University, Wright State University, Brigham Young University, Xavier University, Adelphi University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Cleveland State University, Tennessee State University, University of Hartford, Marshall University, Chatham and many more.
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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 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: NA
Other Requirements: Interns are required to complete HR processes which includes a basic criminal background check.
Program Description

At Ohio University's Counseling and Psychological Services, interns engage in structured training and professional practice designed to provide a sequence of increasingly complex professional experiences, roles, and responsibilities. To accomplish this, we use a developmental mentorship training philosophy. Our program is designed to build upon previously acquired skills and knowledge, fostering the competencies for delivering professional psychological services. We provide graduated learning opportunities with increased responsibility as the year progresses, and focus on the developmental process and transitions of interns as they move from student/learner in the classroom, to learner/practitioner in the field, to entry-level professional psychologist. The basic components of our training program are 1) a strong emphasis on the growth process of interns throughout their experience of socialization into the field of professional psychology, and 2) the amount and quality of supervision and mentoring interns receive from experienced clinicians. There are a number of core training experiences, including individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, mental health consultation, outreach and organizational consultation, supervision of practicum students, and clinical assessment. In addition, each intern chooses from several apprenticeship opportunities in areas such as substance use assessment and treatment, eating disorders treatment, or training. The apprenticeship gives the intern a chance to work more closely with an experienced clinician in an area of interest to that intern. Prospective applicants can read about our program in detail at . CPS completes comprehensive evaluations of interns at several points during the academic year.  Copies of these evaluations will be supplied to the home academic program of the intern.  Please note, CPS does not, however, complete additional evaluations from individual academic programs. 

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: social justice initiatives


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Psychiatric Referrals, working in a multidisciplinary team

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: 10 29 31 26 47
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 8 25 29 26 38
Total number of interns: 1 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 2 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 1 0 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 0 0 3 1 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 5 40 9 53 57
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 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 1 1 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0 1
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 1 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 1 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 0 2 1
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: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0