Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2143
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: San Jose State University, Counseling and Psychological Services
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Wellness Center Room 300B
One Washington Square
San Jose, California 95192-0035
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 45 miles south of San Francisco
Phone: 408-924-5910x
Fax: 408-924-5933
Email: minji.yang@sjsu.edu
Web Address: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Training_Program/
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: Minji Yang
Chief Psychologist: Kell Fujimoto
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
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: 35832
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Additional benefits: library access, office space. Parking passes must be purchased through the university (approximately $100 per semester). Medical and dental benefits are activated approximately one month after the internship start date.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day constitutes conducting triage appointments, individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, crisis counseling, and/or outreach programs as well as receiving supervision and training.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 11/26/2021
Tentative interview date: 11/30/2021
Interview process description:
Interviews generally occur during the end of November and early-mid December. Zoom video interviews (approx. 1 hr) are offered. Phone interviews via Zoom are also available and if an individual chooses to do a phone interview this will not negatively impact the selection process. However, Zoom video interviews are strongly encouraged for us and the candidate to get a better sense of our site and vice versa. Individuals offered an interview may visit the site if they choose to and an in person visit of the site will not affect the selection process.  It is very important to review our website to gather the most thorough and updated information. 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 2
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 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: Completed background check will be required before start of internship.
Program Description

The SJSU student population is highly diverse (e.g., Asian being the highest majority group, Latinx, white, Other, Black and more; See here for more information of racial/ethnic breakdown: http://www.iea.sjsu.edu/Students/QuickFacts/). In addition, there is huge diversity around age, immigration status/background, first generation college student identity, socioeconomic class, ability/disability, religious identity,  sexual orientation, value systems and lifestyles and more. Interns participate in the following: Didactic Training Seminar with rotating topics (e.g., cultural double-bind, working with different racial/ethnic groups, assessment tools - suicide assessment, trauma assessment, CCAPS, supervision skills, professional development, etc.), Diversity Discussion Group, Group on Groups Therapy Seminar, and Social Justice and Outreach Seminar. Interns provide individual, group, and couple's psychotherapy, crisis response, consultations and outreach/social justice work. Interns are asked to conduct 2 case presentations, 2 outreach workshops, and do a summer supervision module where they practice mock supervision with their peers. Interns also get the opportunity to learn about various clinical assessment tools in the Didactic Seminar, use these with a client, and present on this in their Spring semester case presentation (The clinical assessment experience is a minor part of our program). Interns also attend clinical consultation meetings, staff meetings, various university events, and our all staff Diversity Discussion Meetings (once/mth) to engage in ongoing multicultural awareness and humility. Interns receive 2 hours of primary individual supervision every week, 1hr of secondary individual supervision from a postdoctoral resident every other week, and 1 hour of group supervision every week in addition to a supervision of groups seminar (Groups on Groups seminar) every other week. Interns attend a minimum of 2 conferences: 1.) Multicultural Training Day (hosted by CAPS) and 2) Northern CA Training Directors Conference that has been combined into one conference, MNCTD, currently in the pandemic. Interns have opportunities to get involved with campus organizations or student groups (e.g., Mosaic Cross Cultural Center, LGBT Resource Center, Latinx Student Success Center, Black Leadership and Opportunity Center, International Student and Scholar Services and more) by providing themed groups (e.g., LGBT Discussion Group) or outreach presentations (e.g., time management, Asian/Asian American mental health, healthy relationships, stress management, coping with COVID-19, etc). Interns also may become involved in ongoing university initiatives or programs collaborated with other campus partners, such as: Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Transgender Awareness Week, Global Connections (program for international students), the LGBT Peer Mentor Program (Peers In Pride), or Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The major goal of our program is to provide high quality, multicultural-focused learning experiences to psychology interns. To help attain this goal, the counseling faculty has a strong commitment to supervise, teach, and mentor our trainees. Our training is guided by a Practitioner-Scholar model in which we train clinicians to be informed of theory and research in the science of Psychology. Our supervisors represent a broad base of theoretical backgrounds, thus trainees are exposed to various models. We emphasize short-term treatment approaches that meet the needs of a diverse college and graduate student body. We also strongly acknowledge that we live in a diverse world with continued ongoing diversity-related issues and injustices. We thus believe in the utmost importance of being dedicated to multicultural awareness and humility. We believe in the need to engage in this process on a daily basis by being aware of our multiple social identities and interactions of these with others, acknowledging our biases, being aware of societal contexts that impact us on a constant basis, and advocating for various marginalized populations. Thus, efforts are made to embed these beliefs and values into all elements of our training program.

 

*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, currently all elements of the training program experience are being conducted remotely and on SJSU's Zoom Health platform. As of Oct 2021, our center has been operating on a hybrid model (going to the office a few days) while mostly conducting tele-counseling/supervision/training even while in the office. This is subject to change in the future. Please review our SJSU COVID-19 Health Advisory and continue to monitor this site for changes: https://www.sjsu.edu/healthadvisories/vaccination.php

*Please note that preference will be given to those with 500 intervention hours while those with less are welcome to apply.

 

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: first generation college students, students from immigrant/refugee families

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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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.sjsu.edu/counseling/  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: 114 92 89 184 103
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 35 33 36 35
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 3 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 3 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 38 1
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 4 4 4 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 1 2 4 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 1
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: 2 2 0 1 2
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 0 2 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0