Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2146
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Georgia Southern University
Department: Counseling Center
Address: P.O. Box 8011
Forest Drive
Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8011
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50 miles NW of Savannah, GA; 150 miles NW of Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 614-715-7191
Fax:
Email: mtaracuk@georgiasouthern.edu
Web Address: https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/counseling/
Brochure Website's Address: https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/counseling/training/internship/
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: Mark Taracuk
Chief Psychologist: Jodi Caldwell
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
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: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Access to the University library; Contribution to retirement; Continuing education opportunities
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns work an 8 hour day comprised of a combination of intakes, individual/group/relationship therapy, screening hours, supervision, provision of supervision, outreach programming, and administrative time. Upon arriving to the internship, interns will work with the Training Director to develop a schedule that works best for the intern and site. Interns will also cover periodic shifts of after-hours on-call crisis coverage (we do have Protocol), and after-hours outreach requests. A wide variety of optional rotations are also available! See our website for more information.
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: 11/19/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 11/29/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The AAPI is due Friday, November 19th by 11:59 PM. During the week of November 22nd, 2021, candidates will be notified via email by the Training Director regarding their interview status. For those candidates who are extended an offer to interview, the email will include times and dates for a Zoom interview. Zoom interviews will be held on January 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 10th, 2022. The Zoom interview is approximately 2 hours in length comprised of an interview with 4-5 members of the staff including at least 1 current intern.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Argosy University, Atlanta; Carlow University; Chicago Professional School of Psychology; Florida Institute of Technology; Florida State University; Fuller Theological Seminary; Howard University; George Fox University; Georgia Southern University; Mercer University; Nova Southeastern University; Oklahoma State University; Texas Woman's University; University of Central Arkansas; University of North Carolina, Charlotte; University of Utah; Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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
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: Successful completion of background check.
Program Description

Our 2000-hour internship program includes opportunities for individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach, relationship counseling, research, and participation in campus-wide committees. The following optional rotations are available and allow interns to tailor their experiences to meet their future career goals/interests: Athletics, Group Therapy, LGBTQ(GSM), Outreach and Consultation, Research, Sexual Assault, Assessment, and Supervision. Currently in our eleventh year, we are an APPIC-member internship program and received APA accreditation as of August 2017. The Counseling Center is also accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, and is a member of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). Our training staff adhere to the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association, and are committed to meeting the needs of all individuals regardless of culture, race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation. Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. The University is a residential campus of approximately 27,000 students over three campuses and a premier choice for the state's HOPE Scholars. Students representing almost every U.S. state and 89 nations bring a broad array of diverse backgrounds, interest, and talents to the University community. Rated by Kiplinger Personal Finance as one of the Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges and Universities, Georgia Southern strives to keep the personalized attention and feel of a small college. This internship is located on Georgia Southern University's Statesboro campus in the beautiful area of Statesboro, GA, a classic Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents. Statesboro is an hour northwest of Savannah, Hilton Head Island, and the Atlantic coast! Georgia Southern provides enriching opportunities for people of all ages while also maintaining a reasonable cost-of-living.

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

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: 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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

*Please note that percentages depend on rotations chosen and individual goals of each intern. 

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://students.georgiasouthern.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: 26 39 42 37 35
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 20 32 34 31
Total number of interns: 2 2 3 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 2 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 1 2 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
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 1 1 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 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: 1 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: 1 0 1 2 0
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 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0