Program Information: Counseling Center:Consultation and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2227
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Kentucky
Department: Counseling Center:Consultation and Psychological Services
Address: UK Counseling Center
635 S. Limestone
104 Mandrell Hall
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles east of Louisville, 75 miles south of Cincinnati
Phone: 859-257-8701x
Fax: 859-257-3319
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: Diane Sobel Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Mary Bolin Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 11 university holidays, access to university libraries, workout facilities on campus, individual personal office with window, computer, digital recording equipment for review of client sessions, university email, access to statistical, data and word processing software, and eligibility to purchase a parking pass
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns provide some combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and initial consultations daily. They attend supervision (individual or group) several days each week and they attend seminars several days each week, and they have time for notes daily. On a weekly basis, they conduct outreach programs, attend staff meetings and inservice trainings, and they provide supervision to a trainee (spring semester), .
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: 11/13/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2022
Interview process description:

Candidates will be informed via email about the opportunity to interview. Interviews will be conducted via zoom/phone and will include a combination of viewing videos to learn about the program, the center, and the university, have individual interviews a team of staff members, interview with the Training Director, and meet with the current interns. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions of interns, staff, and the Training Director so that candidates will get a sense of what it would be like to be an intern at UKCC.  Interviews, will take place after January 4, 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: Pacific University, Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Theological Seminary, University of St. Thomas, University of Kentucky, University of Indianapolis, Texas Women's University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Argosy in Illinois, University of Kentucky, University of Indianapolis, Florida State University, University of Georgia. Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky University, Florida Institute of Technology, Western Michigan University, Texas A & M University, Indiana University, the Wright Institute, Spalding University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University LA, Midwestern University, William James College, Azusa Pacific University, University of Oregon
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 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:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology 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:
Program Description

The overall aims of the training program are as follows:  To prepare entry level generalist professional psychologists for practice in health service psychology through    1) the development of competencies in clinical practice, outreach, consultation, and supervision,  2) the development of scientific and professional knowledge, identity, and ethical integrity, and  3) cultivating a commitment to diversity and the provision of culturally competent services and professional relationships.  

The training program will achieve this aim through a combination of training seminars, experiential learning, peer consultation and supervision. The experiential-developmental-apprenticeship training model focuses on the developmental nature of intern growth, and utilizes mentoring, experiential learning, and the integration of scholarly work into practice. An essential component of the UKCC training program is to prepare the interns to integrate scholarly knowledge, research findings, and critical thinking into clinical practice and clinical decision-making as part of their regular practice. We encourage the consumption of scholarly research as well as consultation with supervisors and peers during internship, and with peers while moving toward independent licensure.

Seminars include Clinical and Professional Issues, Multicultural, Outreach & Consultation, Supervision, and Case Presentation. Interns will co-lead interpersonal process groups and participate in group supervision of group, and they may lead an ACT for anxiety group or another group offered at UKCC. Interns willk shadow a staff member in a liaison relationship with a deparment on campus, and conduct a consultation project with a department on campus.  Interns will have 2 hours of individual supervision and 2.5 hours of group supervision each week, as well as attend staff meetings, staff inservice trainings and staff case consultation meetings weekly.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes

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


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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
Number of Completed Applications: 84 60 50 77 45
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 50 42 40 58 40
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 40 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 3 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 1 4 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 1 4 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 3 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 6 0 16 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 24 35 72 59 32
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 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 1 0 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 1
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 1 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 1 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 1 2 1 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 2
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: 2 0 0 3 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 1 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0