Program Information: St. Raphael Counseling

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2271
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver
Department: St. Raphael Counseling
Address: St. Raphael Counseling
750 W. Hampden Avenue
Suite 415
Englewood, Colorado 80110
Country: United States
Metro Area: Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Distance from Major City: 5 miles southwest of Denver, CO
Phone: 303-726-5916
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Michelle Connor Harris
Chief Psychologist: Michelle Connor Harris
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
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: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 403b matching program
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Pre-doctoral interns typically spend three days a week seeing individual clients, conducting assessments, and taking part in individual supervision with their primary and secondary supervisor. Interns typically spend one day a week at their off site rotation and then they devote one day a week to didactic training, group supervision, note or report writing, and working on their dissertation. Interns who wish to have a school psychology focus can spend 2 days per week in a school setting.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 12/17/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/29/2021
Tentative interview date: 05/15/2021
Interview process description:

St. Raphael Counseling will welcome prospective pre-doctoral interns for individual, in-person or virtual interviews during January 2022.  Individuals invited to interview will be notified via email.  Candidates engaging in  in-person interviews will spend about 4 hours on site, interviewing with a panel of the Executive Director and Clinical Director, and then meeting other staff members, including eating lunch with 2 therapists.   Candidates who cannot interview in-person will interview with the Executive Director and Clinical Director via Skype (or equivalent) and then will have the opportunity to separately contact current staff members to ask questions.  

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology University of Northern Colorado The Chicago School of Professional Psychology University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology Divine Mercy University/Institute for Psychological Sciences Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 200
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Students may request the full text of the statement by emailing the Clinical Director: our website:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

St. Raphael Counseling is a comprehensive, community-based psychological service program that is a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver.  Since 2011, this ministry has existed to provide counseling, assessment, and psychoeducational services to anyone in the Denver metro area, regardless of religious affiliation.  The majority of our clients come from the Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Denver, which is comprised of over 540,00 registered Catholics, as well as 143 missions and parishes, 38 Catholic elementary schools, 2 diocesan high schools, 2 colleges/universities, 2 seminaries, and 4 Catholic hospitals. 

With a staff of 25 therapists, St. Raphael Counseling currently serves individuals, couples, families, and groups at 8 locations across the Denver metro area as well as students in 8 Catholic schools.  We employ 4 full-time psychologists,  2 licensed marriage and family therapists, a licensed clinical social worker,  as well as 4 full-time school counselors and several part-time professional counselors.  

St. Raphael Counseling, from its inception, was envisioned as a training clinic focused on providing excellent mental health services while also forming outstanding mental health professionals.  We are a practicum and internship site for master's level therapists from a variety of counseling disciplines, as well as an internship training site for pre-doctoral psychology students.  

The St. Raphael Counseling Internship Program is supervised by the Clinical Director and allows interns to spend 4 days each week engaged in direct client care and one day a week in didactic seminars, group supervision, and time to work on dissertations.  Four supervision hours are offered weekly, comprised of 2 individual hours with a primary and secondary supervisor, as well as 2 group supervision hours that are tailored to assessment, clinical, or school cases.   Supervision is conducted by licensed psychologists. 






Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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 :


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
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: 2 7 12
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 3 2 5 8
Total number of interns: 0 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 2 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 8 4 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 19 5 25
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: 2 0 0 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 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: 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: 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 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