Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2196
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of San Francisco
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Address: 2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: Located in San Francisco near Golden Gate Park
Phone: 415-422-6352
Fax: 415-422-2260
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Nancy Glenn Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Molly Zook
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30400
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 16 holidays; 5 scheduled vacation days (used during last week of July) and 7 additional floating vacation days. Eligibility for commuter benefit monthly subsidy, Membership to University of San Francisco-Koret Recreational Center, four hours of Professional development time per week and 3 additional days (total of 24 hours) for the purpose of completion of dissertation, and/or interviewing for a training position/employment in accordance with CAPS policies. Additional Professional development time for the following training activities: San Jose State University Multicultural Training Conference and the Northern California University Counseling Center Training Directors Conference, use of University of San Francisco Libraries data bases. For remote practice use: Laptop computer with databases, software, and drives, voice mail, e-mail account, HIPAA compliant Zoom Health account, technology support by the University's ITS department, private office.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day includes provision of clinical services including intake assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, consultation, and outreach; supervision, and/or training seminar(s); and administrative time.
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?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: 11/08/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/17/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/05/2022
Interview process description:

Following a comprehensive review of applications, applicants are notified of their interview status by e-mail.  Interviews are conducted through Zoom video conference and are approximately 50 minutes with 3 members of the Senior staff and one Post Doctoral fellow; candidates also have an opportunity to meet with a current intern (through Zoom) following the interview.  Interview dates will occur between January 5th and January 20th, 2022.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Loyola University, Chicago University of Virginia University of Denver Boston College The Wright Institute Alliant International University/CSPP (SF/San Diego) Stanford University/Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Consortium (PGSP) Biola University/Rosemead School of Psychology Northeastern University Wright State University Loyola University, Maryland Pacific University New York University Texas A&M University Roosevelt University Our Lady of the Lake University Argosy/Hawaii School of Professional Psychology John F. Kennedy University University of San Francisco, Psy.D. Program George Washington University University of Miami
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 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: 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: The University of San Francisco conducts background checks on all new interns. All candidates for full-time and part-time assignments with the University must authorize a lawful background check as part of the application packet. An offer of employment is contingent upon verifying the accuracy of the information provided by the candidate and the background check results will determine suitability for employment at the University.
Program Description

The full-time, APA accredited, 12 month Doctoral Internship at USF-CAPS provides training in Health Service Psychology (HSP) within a university counseling center context with an emphasis on brief, time-limited therapy and multicultural competency within an integrationist framework. We provide intensive supervision, multifaceted didactic training, professional mentorship, and a broad range of outreach and consultation opportunities. Through achievement of Profession-Wide and Program-Specific competencies, the overarching aims for the training year are to: (1) Develop and demonstrate skills and competencies for entry-level practice as a generalist in health service psychology and (2) Develop ethical integrity and a professional identity as a psychologist. In order to achieve these aims, the internship provides training in multiple areas including intake assessment, brief individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention and management, group psychotherapy, consultation and collaboration with campus and off-campus communities, outreach program delivery, and program development and/or evaluation.  

Interns have the opportunity to work with a multiculturally diverse student population with a wide range of clinical concerns and to further develop their understanding of and sensitivity to individual and cultural diversity, and integrate such understanding into all forms of service delivery.  In addition to individual and group supervision, interns participate in multiple training seminars including Didactic In-service; Intercultural; and Professional Development, Supervision and Program Evaluation, and Case Conference. All senior staff members actively participate in the training program and are committed to assisting interns in developing their own perspectives toward brief therapy and moving closer to the integration of evidence-based frameworks and methods.



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


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

Outreach programming and delivery

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: 105 123 102 104 122
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 33 32 30 30 33
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 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 3 2
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 NA NA NA NA NA
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written NA NA NA NA NA
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 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 3 2 1 3
Community Mental Health Center: 2 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 1 1 0 0 2
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 1 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 2 1 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 1 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 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 1 1 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