Program Information: Student Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2152
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Texas at Dallas
Department: Student Counseling Center
Address: 800 W. Campbell Rd.,
SSB 45
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 972-883-2575
Fax: 972-883-6413
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: Erin Schrader
Chief Psychologist: Jenna Temkin
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: 08/03/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30420
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): Additional benefits include professional development funds to attend a conference, as well as travel funds to attend the Texas Counseling Center Intern Conference. Optional dental, disability, and dependent insurance is available at intern's expense.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical workday is from 8:00-5:00. Interns will be involved in all of the direct service activities offered at the SCC. They will also be engaged in supervision and training experiences.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The SCC staff will interview all candidates virtually via Microsoft Teams. As a center deeply committed to social justice, we have made the choice to move toward virtual interviews in order to reduce barriers for applicants and promote equity. Interviews will be conducted beginning January 3rd through January 7th, 2022. Applicants invited for interviews will be notified by email and provided additional details regarding the timing of their interviews at that time. All applicants will have opportunity to meet one-on-one with the SCC Training Director and will have opportunity to meet a variety of SCC staff, including current interns. It is important to the SCC that interviews are as accessible as possible, and applicants invited to interview will have opportunity to share any access needs the SCC can attend to in order to create an accessible and affirming interview process.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Our Lady of the Lake University, Colorado State University, University of North Dakota, University of Utah, University of Memphis, University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, University of Oklahoma, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Texas Tech, University of Iowa, Cleveland State, Utah State, UCLA, Western Michigan, Florida School of Professional Psychology, University of South Alabama, University of North Dakota, University of Utah
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
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 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: Final hiring for matched applicants is dependent upon satisfactory results from a criminal background check, and a background check concerning sexual exploitation of clients. We will contact employers from the past five years to determine whether any sexual exploitation of clients has occurred. These background checks are completed following the match.
Program Description

The University of Texas at Dallas campus is one of the most diverse campuses in the country. The demographical descriptive statistics are as follows – 31% Asian-American, 28% White, 15% Latinx, 14% International, 5% African-American, 4% Bi- or Multi-Racial, 0.1% Native American and 0.1% Native Hawaiian. Within the international student population, over 100 countries are represented on campus and the most prevalent countries of origin include India, China, Taiwan, Iran, and Vietnam. UT Dallas was ranked by BestColleges as 14th in the nation for commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion and scored 5/5 stars on the Campus Pride Index, reflecting the institution’s commitment to LGBTQ+ -inclusive policies, programming, and practices.

The UTD Student Counseling Center’s primary training modality is experiential, emphasizing clinical practice and service delivery with the goal of creating ethical and well-rounded generalist mental health practitioners who hold values related to social justice and equity. We follow a developmental approach to facilitate the transition from graduate student to professional psychologist, particularly as we work with trainees at varying stages of development (i.e., beginning/advanced practicum trainees, doctoral interns). By working closely with senior staff and supervisors, trainees assume increasing levels of responsibility and autonomy, expanding their professional roles as training progresses.

Training is designed to facilitate trainees' clinical competence, foster the continued development of professional/clinical judgment, and integrate research and evidence-based practice. Enhancement of multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills is integral in all facets of training, which reflects our commitment to cultural diversity, social justice and equity. Our training philosophy integrates a relational model which utilizes self-reflection, authenticity, and mutual growth. We are also deeply committed to facilitating the integration of personal and professional identities through engaging in supportive, yet challenging supervisory and mentoring relationships.


Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: First-generation and transfer 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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other: Special Emphasis Rotations are a required component of the internship. These experiences are selected based on intern preference.


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

Opportunity to receive training on neurodiversity and provide affirming services for neurodivergent students. 

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: 56 61 0 97 54
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 25 50 24
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 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 12 15 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 23 30 26 12
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 1 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 1 1 0 0
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: 2 2 2 0 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: 1 1 1 0 3
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 0