Program Information: Case Western Reserve University - University Health & Counseling Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2177
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Case Western Reserve University
Department: University Health & Counseling Services
Address: Sears 220
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7046
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Distance from Major City: 5 miles east of downtown
Phone: 216-368-5872
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: Andrew Katz
Chief Psychologist: Richard Pazol
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/07/2023
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: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Approximately 130 hours of University-recognized holidays and release time.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns typically perform same-day intake evaluations, see ongoing individual therapy clients, co-facilitate and/or process-observe groups, and attend to charting tasks. Additional activities throughout the week might include didactic seminars, group and individual supervision, and full staff meetings and case conferences.
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: 11/06/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2023, 01/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 01/09/2023, 01/10/2023, 01/11/2023,
Interview process description:

An intern selection committee, comprised of senior staff and both current interns, evaluates internship applications. Applications are reviewed based on the candidate's interest and experience in each of the competency areas, as well as experience working with college or university-aged populations. Eligible applicants who receive the highest ratings are invited to participate in interviews.

We conduct videoconference interviews (via Zoom) in which applicants speak with at least two members of our staff and respond to formal interview questions. We do not offer an in-person interview option.  Our interviews are conducted by video-conference (or by telephone when necessary) in large part in order to offer the opportunity for applicants to apply regardless of geographical location and to be inclusive regarding accessibility and equitability.  We are eager to welcome interns from all regions, backgrounds, and identities.

Interviews are typically 45 minutes in length.  In 2023, we anticipate scheduling interviews no earlier than Tueday, January 3.  Please note that interview times are offered in Eastern Standard Time.

We notify applicants through e-mail that they have an interview opportunity with our site. The e-mail will provide information regarding interview scheduling; it is the applicant's responsibility to reply or to call our site and schedule the interview.  After the interview time is scheduled, we will send follow-up advance messages with instructions for the interview.

During the interview, applicants should be prepared to discuss their previous training and clinical experiences, diversity and social justice perspectives, and specific interest and experience with college-aged populations, crisis intervention, short-term therapy, and tele-behavioral health.  In addition, applicants are offered the opportunity to speak with one of our current interns in order to ask questions and learn more about the internship experience. These conversations are not part of the formal interview process, although current interns are free to share their impressions with the selection committee members.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Alliant IU/CSPP-Los Angeles Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Cleveland State University Xavier University Nova Southeastern University William James College Carlow University Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Alliant IU/CSPP-Los Angeles Chicago School of Professional Psychology University of San Francisco Adler University - Vancouver Chatham University Wright Institute Antioch University - Santa Barbara Antioch University - Seattle
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: Yes, by start of internship
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): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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

University Health & Counseling Services offers two, one-year, full-time doctoral psychology internship positions. Interns devote a minimum of 13 hours per week engaging in direct clinical services providing individual and group therapy.  Interns have the opportunity to conduct outreach and provide psycho-educational programming in behavioral health and wellness.  Interns will supervise a practicum trainee (under umbrella supervision).  Interns are responsible for providing immediate/same-day care, which includes crisis visits and evaluations for risk.  Interns receive individual and group supervision with licensed psychologists. Interns will receive didactic training by senior clinical staff and participate in both counseling and joint (health and counseling) case conferences, as well as staff meetings. Interns work within an interdisciplinary context, collaborating with social work staff and trainees, professional counselor staff and traineess, psychiatry staff and residents, and other health professions afforded by this site.   


CWRU University Health & Counseling Services is deeply committed to the appreciation of diversity.  We value individuals of all identities including those based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality and citizenship, age, body, religion, spirituality, ability, and ideology.  We recognize the effects that discrimination, prejudice, and systemic issues of power and privilege can have on a community and on individuals.  We aim to respect individuality within the context of cultural background and to provide students a safe space to explore the intersection of their identities. 

The UH&CS doctoral internship honors the diversity of students, interns, and staff and aims to integrate multicultural perspectives and social justice awareness throughout training activities and experiences.  Diversity of identity and background and diversity of thought are valued as part of the internship year, and as a training site we incorporate themes of multiculturalism in supervision, consultation, clinical intervention, and professional development.  We collaborate with other CWRU departments to reach out to underrepresented and marginalized groups on campus. 

Interns are valued for the diversity of experience and identities that they bring to the center.  They are encouraged to explore their own intersecting identities and how these intersect with their experiential work during internship.   

In terms of the training program, our site is engaged with multiculturalism and social justice themes and highlights this on our website and brochure.  We do not require in-person interviews, a decision that is informed by our commitment to encouraging a diverse range of applicants, including those who may have physical or economic challenges to travel.  Our site has a Multiculturalism Series in the didactic program, and our Multicultural Specialist, a standing member of the Training Committee, regularly seeks training in building skills and learning updates about issues of race and ethnicity in higher education.  This didactic series includes the exploration of diverse identities of the interns as well as of clients.  The TD has a background in studying and consulting on matters of intergroup conflict and healthcare prejudice, and thus has experience in training and educating on themes related to diversity and social justice.  Consequently, these themes are readily woven through the internship year in consultation and supervision, as well as in program design. 

We are eager to welcome interns from all regions, backgrounds, and identities.


Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 14 12 40 45 35
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 12 19 25 28 27
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 0 0 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0 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 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 2
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 2 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 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 1 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
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: 1 0 1 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0 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