Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) is the counseling center for students at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), so psychology interns will have the opportunity to work with a range of clinical concerns and diverse student population enrolled at CMU. Interns are trained as generalists and accure at least 1750-hour at the end of the training year. While the training is directly applicable for UCC work, the skills are readily transferable to other settings. Service activities include individual and group therapy, intakes, triage, crisis intervention, case management and consultation, supervision of a practicum student, and outreach for students, staff, and faculty.
CaPS offers a range of seminar and professional development activities throughout the training year, including psychiatric rounds, the Decolonizing Critical Consciousness seminar, the trainee clinical discussion group, case conference, the trauma seminar, interns’ peer support group, individual supervision, triage and crisis supervision, supervision of supervision, and other training activities.
Candidates with specific interests in the intersection of UCC work, depth oriented psychotherapy, and commitment to social justice work are encouraged to apply. Individuals with open curiosity, interests in giving and receiving feedback, and flexibility will be the best fits for this program.
If a candidate believes they would be a good fit for the training program but have not yet met one of the minimum requirements, such as the hours, the candidate is still encouraged to apply and to address in the cover letter how they are a good fit for the training program despite not yet meeting a requirement. The potential impact of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration with hours accrual as it is understandable that Candidates' abilities to acquire direct contact may have been greatly impacted.
The program is planning to submit a self-study by the end of summer 2021 to obtain APA accreditation (on contingency) status. While there is no guarantee, every efforts will be made to obtain APA accreditation (on contingency) status for the 2021-2022 training cohort.