Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) is the primary mental health support for students and the university community at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). 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 2000-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, consultation, supervision, and outreach for students, staff, and faculty.
CaPS offers a range of seminar and professional development activities throughout the training year, including didactic seminar, 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, psychiatric rounds, and other training activities.
Candidates with specific interests in the intersection of UCC work, depth oriented/human centered psychotherapy, and social justice aspiration are encouraged to apply. Consistent with CaPS DEI Mission, the training program strives to offer a training environment that acknowledges and takes steps to ameliorate the impact of the system on historically marginalized groups. The training program welcomes candidates who bring intersectional identities to be a part of the center. Individuals with open curiosity, interests in giving and receiving feedback, and flexibility will be the best fit 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.