Program Information: Drexel University Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2260
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Drexel Univeristy
Department: Drexel University Counseling Center
Address: Office of Counseling and Health

3210 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Country: United States
Metro Area: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 215-895-1415x
Fax: 215-571-3518
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: Matthew LeRoy
Chief Psychologist: Tania Czarnecki
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
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: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): off for all major holidays, Flex time for on-call participation and late night coverage, use of library and gym
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day is from 8 AM - 5PM with a lunch hour. Interns should expect that their day typically includes a mix of initial assessments/ triage appointments, individual therapy sessions, co-facilitating a workshop and/or interpersonal process group, didactic seminars, and outreach presentations. Interns are encouraged to set aside some administrative time during the week for case management tasks. Due to COVID-19, the Center moved to telehealth for provision of outreach, groups, workshops, and individual treatment for 2020. The Center will follow University, State and local guidelines for the foreseeable future in terms of returning to in-person sessions.
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:

Applications can be submitted until 11:59 pm EST on November 1, 2021. Interviews are typically scheduled between mid December through mid January.  Applicants will be notified via email if they have been invited to interview. 

Due to COVID-19, in -person interviews for the 2021 appliation process have been suspended.  The Center will conduct virtual interviews.  During the interview process each applicant will meet briefly with the Director of Training, will attend an interview with at least two different staff psychologists, discuss a case vignette with two staff psychologists, and will have an opportunity to speak with the current intern cohort (either that day or on a following day) in a group format.  


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Lehigh University, Bryn Mawr College, Chestnut Hill College, Marywood University, George Washington University, Ph.D and Psy.D programs, Rutgers University GSAPP, The Wright Institute, Chatham University, Boston University, Long Island University, George Fox University, La Salle University, University of Louisville, Fordham University, University of Hartford, Immaculata University
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: 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Background Check is required for all new hires. For more information please see: Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 year, the University may implement requirements before physically coming to campus, but those requirements are unclear at this time for the current 2020 year.
Program Description

The Drexel University Counseling Center's APA accredited internship program offers four full-time positions for the 2022-2023 training year.  The Counseling Center's mission is to support the academic goals of the students through assisting students with personal challenges that interfere with their academic progress, and to promote and foster the academic, personal and interpersonal devleopment of our students.  Psychological services are remedial and preventative.  The Counseling Center seeks to be fully integrated into the University community.  

Drexel University Counseling Center strives to affirm, value and celebrate diversity, using a cultural humility lens.  We are committed to be aware of and understand diversity in its broadest sense.  We view this commitment as a life-long learning journey.   Consequently, we continue to seek opportunities to learn about other cultures and their diverse worldviews. We are dedicated to extend this spirit to the students we serve, treating all with dignity and respect.

The Center operates within a goal-focused, brief treatment model, although interns have the opportunity to carry 2-3 clients for long term therapy.  Drexel's rigorous co-op program, quarter system, and significant number of International students make Drexel stand out from other university settings. 

The Drexel internship program is committed to providing an environment that fosters interns' individual goals and growth of previously acquired competencies.  We use a developmental model to allow for growth of personal interests and needs of each intern.  The activities are divided into core competencies including: individual (mostly using a short-term treatment model, with the opportunity to carry a select number of clients longer term as well), co-facilitating interpersonal process group psychotherapy/ workshops, outreach / consultation, didactic seminars, crisis response /triaging, and provision of supervision to doctoral externs.  Interns may have opportunties to create a more individualized experience, such as working with populations of interest and working closely with Counseling Center staff (e.g. liaison role with various university departments, learning more about the role of the Training Director, etc). 


Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: Outreach concentration (i.e. working with minoritized populations, International Students, Peer Counseling, Veterans)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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)
Sexual Offenders:
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%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: 46 111 101 105 121
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 27 31 31 32 32
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 3 4 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 4 2 4 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 2 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
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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 2 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 2 0 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 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: 1 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 3 1 3 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 1 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 1 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0