Department : University Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2116
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Lehigh University
Department: University Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 36 University Drive
4th Floor Johnson Hall
Bethlehem , Pennsylvania 18015
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50 miles north of Philadelphia, PA, 75 west of New York, NY
Phone: 610-758-3880
Fax: 610-758-6207
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: Amanda Peterson
Chief Psychologist: Aaron Sterba
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
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: 35960
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Lehigh staff may use the University's wellness programs, fitness center, swimming pools, indoor/outdoor tracks, family access to athletic facilities, recreational discount programs, cultural events, libraries, credit union and savings bonds
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical work day is from 8 am to 5 pm and consists of a varying schedule of individual counseling clients, group psychotherapy, outreach programming, supervision, didactic seminars, and consultation. Please see program brochure for more information.
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Selected applicants to be interviewed will be contacted to set up a Zoom interview to take place during December and January. During the interview process applicants will be allotted time to meet with the TD, other members of the UCPS intern selection committee, and at least one of the present interns. Interview time is split between structured and unstructured activities. Applicants are welcomed to contact UCPS staff to garner further information as desired.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Marywood University, Springfield College, Florida State University, James Madison University, Lasalle University, Brigham Young University, University of Georgia, Loyola University, Antioch University, Pacific University, Midwestern University, Adler 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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
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

The UCPS offers a full-time comprehensive twelve-month APA Accredited Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology for students working toward their doctoral degrees in counseling or clinical psychology. We emphasize the core elements of counseling center work in our program; however the skill set developed is highly transferable to other clinical settings in professional psychology. Three interns are now being admitted to the internship program per academic year, and the UCPS offers a competitive stipend ($35,960) and compensation package. The internship for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, runs for one full calendar year, and requires 2000 total hours for completion. All interns are introduced to the counseling center and greater university community during an initial orientation period. During orientation, interns also begin to define specific training goals for the internship year and familiarize themselves with the UCPS staff and LU Student Affairs community. While there are core components of the internship program, our aim is to provide as individualized a training experience as possible with the goal of effectively meeting the unique needs and interests of each intern. Our doctoral internship program is APA Accredited and is approved as a full member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). 


The UCPS internship program desires to further the growth and development of professional psychologists capable of working as generalists with a specific skill-set applicable to work in a university setting. Within this context, the training program most closely identifies with the practitioner-scholar model of psychological training (Ellis, 1992) as we emphasize the integration of experience, research, theory, and shared intellectual inquiry to inform the services we provide to the university community. The primary goal of the center is to provide appropriate psychological services via therapy, consultation, outreach and teaching to members of the university community. In conjunction with goals of the UCPS and our larger institution, the UCPS training program’s primary aim, as an integral component of the UCPS mission, is to offer comprehensive, supportive, and developmentally appropriate care and training opportunities to doctoral student interns during their final year of graduate school training.


The purpose of our internship program is to provide comprehensive training that emphasizes the integration of professional and personal development of our interns. Our goal is to train highly competent generalists with the specialized skills, and within particular areas of desired expertise needed to function as practicing psychologists. At the same time, we want clinicians graduating from our program to be compassionate, engaged professionals who feel passion for and are committed to the work they do. We hope to create an environment whereby interns are able to laugh with one another, are curious together, and can work through issues collaboratively and respectfully, especially where they understand differences exist. We promote and encourage ethical conduct and multidisciplinary coordination with others so that interns are sought out by their colleagues and others on campus as wise, critically thinking, and aware individuals who recognize the challenges and benefits of living in a global community, existing within the framework of an academic university setting. 


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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Though not guaranteed every year, interns may have the opportunity to provide supervision to practicum trainees.


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments:
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 77 72 62 57 62 67
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 22 23 24 24 25
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 1 2 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
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 (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 1 2 1 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 1
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 1 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0