Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2279
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 1060 Morewood Avenue
Morewood Gardens - E Tower, Room 236
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Country: United States
Metro Area: Pittsburgh, PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 412-268-2922
Fax: 412-268-4084
Email: mengchun@andrew.cmu.edu
Web Address: http://www.cmu.edu/counseling/
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.cmu.edu/counseling/professional-training/pre-doctoral-psych-interns.html
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Mengchun Chiang
Chief Psychologist: Shane Chaplin
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/31/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Psychology interns enjoy full benefits as CMU staff: https://www.cmu.edu/hr/benefits/staff.html
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns typically work 8.30-5pm on Monday to Friday, with occasional professional duties outside of the typical work week (e.g., outreach programming, specialized group, etc.). In an average week, interns are scheduled 15-20 hours of clinical activities, including individual psychotherapy, group, and outreach, in addition to a 4-hour time-block for triage activities. With regards to supportive activities, interns receive an average of 4 hours of supervisions weekly (individual, group, and triage supervisions), and an average of 4 hours of training and professional development activities per week. The training and professional development activities vary and rotate throughout the training year, including the following: psychiatric rounds, the Decolonizing Critical Consciousness seminar, the trainee clinical discussion group, the trauma seminar, interns’ peer support group, and other training activities. Interns also participate in weekly staff meetings and other center-wide staff enrichment activities (e.g., fun and lunch gatherings). To ensure psychological and physical safety, CaPS at CMU has adapted all of our clinical and training services into a virtual forum in the context of COVID-19. Please feel free to reach out to inquire further with relevant concerns.
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: 11/15/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Individual interviews will likely be held during the first to third weeks of January; applicants will be notified by email. For health and safety reasons in the context of the pandemic, all interviews are virtual via Zoom. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: American School of Professional Psychology Argosy, Carlow University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chatham University, Duquesne University, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology George Washington University, Marywood University, Meadaille College
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
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 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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

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.   

 

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:
Urban:
Low income:
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: http://www.cmu.edu/counseling/  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
Number of Completed Applications: 20 17 12 13
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 15 14 7 11
Total number of interns: 3 3 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 3 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 0 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 2 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 1 2 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0