Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2239
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Florida Gulf Coast University CAPS
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Address: 10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 126 miles south of Tampa
Phone: 239-590-7950
Fax:
Email: lwright@fgcu.edu
Web Address: https://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/healthandsafety/caps/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/healthandsafety/caps/doctoralinternship.aspx
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Laura Wright
Chief Psychologist: Laura Wright
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 34000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns have private offices, computers, and tablets. Interns also have access to FGCU Student Health Insurance benefits. Please see the following website for additional enrollment and plan details: https://www.gallagherstudent.com/students/student-home.php?idField=1184&KosterWebSID=l84sfde461jovllre5k2q5qbg1
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Hours are either 8-5 or 9-6. Interns will have a combination of individual clients, groups, trainings, campus outreach and supervision. Please see our website for a more detailed schedule.
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: 11/15/2021 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:

 We will notify applicants of selection for an interview on December 15th. Interviews will all be conducted by Zoom and will be set up and conducted in early January.  Interviews will last approximately an hour to an hour and a half hour and are conducted by a panel of 3 or 4 members of our Selection Committee.  Applicants are welcome to speak to our current interns or Training Director after their interview has occurred.  If an applicant would like to visit our site they can contact our Training Director for further information.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: Hofstra University Chatham University NOVA Southeastern University Florida School of Professional Psychology/ Tampa California School of Professional Psychology/ San Francisco The Chicago School of Professional Psychology California School of Professional Psychology/ Alliant Azusa Pacific University University of Miami University of Akron Adler University University of Kansas University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 25
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: We ask our interns to agree to our Philosophy statement provided here: https://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/healthandsafety/caps/doctoralinternship.aspx#CounselingCenterValuesandDiversityStatement Our interns must also pass a fingerprinting and background check through FGCU as a condition of employment.
Program Description

The internship at FGCU is located within the University Counseling Center at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. FGCU has approximately 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Our internship is a 2000 hour experience with a requirement of 500 direct hours. Details regarding our program can be found here: https://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/healthandsafety/caps/doctoralinternship#DirectServiceTotal23.  

We had our first cohort of interns in 2013-2014 and are APA accredited.  We offer interns a wide range of internship expereinces and allow trainees to further gain expereince in their interest areas through projects and summer rotations whenever possible.  We value and emphasize diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism in all aspects of our Counseling Center and training program.

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: Yes
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:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Outreach to the campus community. 

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://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/healthandsafety/caps/  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: 34 64 51 57 67
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 22 30 27 28 30
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: 1 1 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 3 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 3 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0 1 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 5 6 3 5 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 25 182 19 14 15
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 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 2 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
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 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: 3 3 1 2 1
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 0 1 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0