FAU Counseling and Psychological Services is a comprehensive university counseling center that provides services to enrolled students. Interns (e.g., providing therapy to clientswill complete at least 2000 total hours with at least 25% of those hours (500) being direct service. Interns provide individual, relationship and group therapy, day time crisis intervention, referrals for psychiatric consultation, therapeutic assessment, educational workshops and outreach presentations, consultation with students, faculty and staff, and provide supervision to graduate students in training. Interns have the option to pursue specialized training experiences. We currently offer training foci in assessment, eating disorders, Latinx mental health, LGBTQ+, sport psychology, trauma, & working with men. We also offer targeted administrative experience to allow interns to gain experience in coordinating programs. Interns work on our Boca Raton campus. Interns recieve supervision from a multitude of supervisors including primary, secondary, group, assessment, supervision of supervision, case conference, and outreach. They also meet with the Training Director on a regular basis.
FAU is the most diverse university in the state university system and we are designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The clients seen at CAPS represent the diversity of the student body and therefore interns will gain experience working with clients from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Diversity training in the form of didactic training and personal exploration of own identities is an important part of the internship experience at FAU.
We view awareness of self and interactions with others as essential for continual growth as professionals. Our staff is encouraged to enggage in self-reflection and interpersonal process for this growth to occur and we provide a myriad of opportunities for our interns to engage in processing their experiences during the internship year. FAU CAPS respects the privacy of every individual and recognizes their right to share at a level that is comfortable and growth promoting for them.