Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2063
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Campus Health Services
Campus Box 7470
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7470
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 27.6 miles from Raleigh, NC; 11.4 miles from Durham, NC
Phone: 919-966-3658
Fax: 919-966-4605
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: Ilana Krakauer
Chief Psychologist: Allen O'Barr
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: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30688
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see our frequently asked questions page for more information about our internship, groups that are offered, etc. Although there is not a “typical" day for interns, the time they spend at CAPS is divided up into several different activities that are scheduled throughout the week. Interns have about 13 brief therapy slots in their schedule. Interns will each have the opportunity to facilitate the Road to Resilience (formerly known as the Bounce Back group) for students on academic probation. Interns join the weekly staff meeting for clinical staff. They participate on a triage team for one half day a week. They also receive two hours of individual supervision per week, and participate in several group supervision experiences weekly, including multicultural mentoring, triage supervision, supervision of supervision, Road to Resilience and group therapy supervision. Interns have an hour for lunch, and have some flexibility in terms of scheduling their brief therapy slots during the day. Interns also have some time in their schedule for paperwork/administrative activities. They may also have the opportunity to sit on a consultation team within Campus Health Services such as the Eating Disorder Treatment Team, or provide drop in hours with a department on campus. Interns meet with the Coordinator of Training weekly to discuss professional development issues and other topics. Lastly, interns are provided two hours of research time each week in which they can devote to finishing their dissertation, writing articles, preparing for a conference presentation, or providing drop in hours to a department on campus. Please see the sample schedule on our website. Interns will have an average of 13 individual clients per week (each session is 45-50 min). 2-3 groups/semester including summer (if interns are interested in co-leading groups in the summer) Research time (work on dissertation, articles, postdoc search, etc)=2 hours/week Individual supervision=2 hours/week 2 interns will supervise a practicum student in the fall semester and the other 2 interns will supervise in the spring semester
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: 11/04/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/06/2021
Interview process description:

The due date for applications is on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. Please complete the AAPI online which includes all of the required elements of the application. At least two of the letters of recommendation should come from individuals familiar with your recent clinical/counseling work. 

Zoom video interviews will occur starting Monday, December 6 through Friday, December 17, 2021. Interviews typically range between 30-45 minutes in length and are conducted with members of the training committee (5 staff psychologists). Applicants will be notified of invitation for interviews via email on Wednesday, December 1 in the afternoon and asked to sign up for interviews through an on-line scheduling program. Given the pandemic, we will not be able to have optional visits to our center this year.

**We are accepting applications from students who may have 450 minimum number of AAPI intervention hours. Typically, we require students to have 500 hours or higher. If you have less than 500 hours, it would be helpful for our site to have a better understanding about this, such as your practicum experience ending sooner than expected due to the pandemic, etc. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We match with a range of doctoral students from both counseling/clinical/combined programs and from both Ph.D. and Psy.D. doctoral programs. Below is a list of doctoral programs from a range of interns we've matched. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, exclusive, nor predictive of future interns. University of Georgia, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Loyola University Maryland, Roosevelt University, Indiana State University, Adler School of Professional Psychology, LaSalle University, University of Hartford, Western Michigan University, Miami University Ohio, Southern Illinois University, University of Buffalo, Chatham University, Colorado State University, University of Louisville, James Madison University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, University of Denver, University of North Texas, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Albany, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Fielding Graduate 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: 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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 450
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:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

We train interns to be competent clinicians, who are self aware, interpersonally related, motivated to grow, and who integrate awareness of multicultural, ethical and scientific considerations into their practice of psychology. We utilize a practitioner-scholar model and developmental sequential training process. Interns participate in a wide array of core university counseling services including: triage interviewing and decision making, crisis services, intake clinical assessments, brief individual therapy, ongoing individual therapy, group therapy, outreach, clinical supervision of practicum trainees, academic intervention assessments, and consultation and liaison activities. Interns will have opportunities to work closely with a large and diverse multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers,  psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners with a wide range of theoretical orientations (including interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, object-relations, feminist, integrative, etc) and areas of specialization (such as gender issues, LGBTQ identities and communities, disordered eating, sexual and relationship violence, substance abuse, spirituality and mindfulness, grief, suicide prevention, career development, and crisis intervention). They will participate in didactic seminars, staff meetings and staff professional continuing education programs. Interns will engage in a year long multicultural mentoring experience and will be expected to actively participate in activities designed to increase multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills and to work with clients of diverse identities and experiences. Supervision is an important skill to develop as an early career therapist. A unique aspect of the UNC-CH CAPS internship is having the opportunity to supervise and have supervision of supervision.  Although interns will supervise a practicum student for one semester, supervision of supervision will meet weekly for the entire year. These sessions provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for supervision, a format to receive feedback and increase awareness of their own supervision styles and an opportunity to develop supervisory skills and technique. Video recordings of interns’ supervision with practicum students are viewed and discussed as part of supervision. CAPS' internship program values self-reflection, life-long learning, openness to diverse perspectives, and learning from one another as staff and as trainees. Bi-monthly meetings with the Coordinator of Training focus on checking in with each intern on their goals for learning and development, as well as exploring their professional identities, job search, interviewing skills, and transitioning from student to professional.

At this point in the pandemic, CAPS staff and interns are working in the office, providing a combination of in-person and tele-therapy services. Training activities are currently being conducted via Zoom. During orientation in 2020 and 2021, interns received training in telehealth services, and we will continue to provide training in telehealth during future orientations. We will provide timely updates to our current and incoming interns as decisions are made regarding CAPS' balance of in-person and tele-therapy services and modality of training activities.

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
Other: postdocs; spouses of students

Treatment Modalities

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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

We are able to offer a potential sport psychology experience, which includes individual counseling and performance psychology services with student-athletes in the Athletic Department, co-facilitation of an Injured Athlete Group and/or Medical Retirement Group, opportunity for co-facilitation of team sport psychology services, and various outreach opportunities. There is also opportunity for consultation with athletic department staff and potential involvement on multidisciplinary teams. The clinical work with sport psychology would be 3-4 hours/week; outreach and group experience would be after-hours. This experience is only available to an individual that has appropriate training and experience in working with athletes through their graduate program. The sport psychology experience would be supervised by a licensed psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant within the Athletic Department. If you have questions about the sport psychology experience at UNC, please email Jeni Shannon, PhD, CMPC, at

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: 109 115 95 106
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 45 45 45
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 2 3 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 1 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 1 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 3 3 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 15 36 4 10
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 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 1 1 3 3
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 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: 4 1 1 4 3
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 1
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 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 3 2 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