Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2133
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Santa Clara University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real - Cowell Center
Santa Clara, California 95053-1055
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 45 miles south of San Francisco
Phone: 408-554-4501
Fax: 408-554-5454
Email: eramirez2@scu.edu
Web Address: https://www.scu.edu/cowell/caps/training-program-opportunities-/doctoral-internships/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.scu.edu/media/offices/cowell-center/pdf/Final-Intern-Training-Manual-2020-21.pdf
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Estrella Ramirez
Chief Psychologist: Jillandra Rovaris
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 34000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): An additional $2,000 stipend towards proof of a paid annual health insurance policy. During the winter holiday break when CAPS is closed, interns are “gifted” approximately 6 additional days off. Each intern has her/his own office, equipped with a computer, internet/printer access, digital recording technology, voicemail, and personalized business cards.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day would include doing intakes, seeing clients for counseling sessions, consultation, and covering crisis hours for any walk-in clients. The day may also include supervision, training, outreach, or staff meetings.
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: 11/07/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Typically, our site conducts individual interviews during the first and second weeks of January. Our interviews are scheduled for approximately 3 hrs, with candidates having structured interviews with groups of staff members and interns. We do include a clinical vignette in our interview. We are conducting both videoconferencing and in-person interviews and applicants may choose which format they prefer.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Northeastern University George Washington University Pacific Graduate School of Psychology - Stanford Psy.D. Consortium The Wright Institute American School of Professional Psychology Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate Psychology Program Alliant International Fordham University Roosevelt University University of La Verne Biola University Palo Alto University John F Kennedy 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: No
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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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: N/A
Program Description

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is part of a private, residential, Jesuit University of approximately 9,000 students, with both undergraduate and graduate programs. CAPS mission is to support students and student learning by providing counseling services to students and consultation and outreach programs to the larger campus community. CAPS serves both graduate and undergraduate students. Interns will have opportunites to provide crisis intervention as well as both short and longer term therapy, working with individuals and groups. Presenting problems include a variety of issues prevalent in a primarily young adult population (i.e., identity issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, relationship problems, trauma). Interns are expected to engage with the university community by participating in prevention & outreach, serving on university committes, and liasoning with various student life services (residential life, muticultural center, international students, campus ministry, etc.). The training program subscribes to a practitioner-scholar developmental model in which trainees learn by doing, by reflecting on their work in supervisory consultation with staff, by observing professional activities of staff, and by scholarly inquiry. Many CAPS staff operate from an integrative theoretical perspective in working with clients and in providing learning experiences for trainees. Empirically-supported practices are emphasized, along with case conceptualization skills rooted in developmental and relational frameworks. Weekly training seminars span a variety of clinical and theoretical topics of particular relevance to working with a young adult population. Interns have their own individual offices equipped with computers and cameras. All individual sessions are video recorded and both group and individual supervision place a strong emphasis on reviewing and learning from recorded material.

 

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: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Undocumented students

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:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment:
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: https://www.scu.edu/cowell/caps/training-program-opportunities-/doctoral-internships/  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: 58 70 74 59 77
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 13 21 21 21 23
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 2 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0 1
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 10 0 0 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17 22 19 19 3
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 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 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 1 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 2 1 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: 0 0 1 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 1 0 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 1