Program Information: Student Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2293
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Department: Student Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 452005
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-0149
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 702-895-0562
Fax:
Email: sonia.dhaliwal@unlv.edu
Web Address: http://www.unlv.edu/caps
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.unlv.edu/caps/professional-training/doctoral
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Sonia Dhaliwal
Chief Psychologist: Shauna Landis
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
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): Life insurance and disability insurance are voluntary supplemental products. Professional development funds.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Direct clinical service, supervision, outreach activities, provision of supervision, didactic seminars, possible meeting or triage coverage.
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: 12/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants will be invited to interview by email. Interviews will be conducted by Webex and Zoom and will be set up and conducted in late December and early-mid January. Interviews are approximately one hour long and are conducted by 2-3 members of the Intern Selection Committee.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: The Alfred Adler Institute University of St.Thomas Minnesota University of Nevada, Las Vegas Fuller Theological Seminary Howard University University of Missouri-Kansas City University of Southern California Hawaii School of Professional Psychology, Argosy-Hawaii Fordham University Roosevelt University Alliant University
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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: A background check is required per UNLV Student Wellness guidelines.
Program Description

CAPS is part of the Student Wellness unit, which embraces balanced, holistic health and wellness. The doctoral internship is designed to train interns to be competent, entry-level generalist psychologists. The internship training program emphasizes professional identity development, ethical decision making, and multicultural competence. CAPS provides a setting in which interns increase and strengthen their abilities to practice psychology throughout their year. Interns successfully complete their internship when they reach a skill level of intermediate to advanced competence practice defined by having sufficient ability to practice core skills without ongoing supervision. Training involves developing both core skills and positive professional identity essential for the work of an entry-level psychologist. Interns work with a multidisciplinary staff who offer diverse backgrounds and various theoretical orientations, including evidence-based treatment. Interns have the opportunity to work within a university counseling center that includes a Behavioral Health Team, which serves as a bridge between the Student Health Center and CAPS to offer collaborative and integrated care. Interns gain experience by participating in a wide range of supervised professional activities within a large, urban, diverse university counseling center, including:

 

  • Individual, couples, and group therapy from a brief treatment model.
  • Crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Assessment and diagnosis.
  • Individual and group supervision.
  • Seminars (Multicultural, Case Conference, Clinical and Professional Issues, Supervision of Supervision).
  • Provision of supervision.
  • Case management and referrals to community mental health care.
  • Outreach, educational workshops and presentations, and consultation across the university.
  • Research, training, professional development, and other activities.
  • Optional rotations including, but not limited to: Behavioral Health, Eating Disorders, Multicultural Competence, Outreach, Trauma and Sport Psychology. Rotations include one hour of individual supervision/week with licensed staff.
  • Attendance and participation in staff, Clinical Assessment Team (consultation), joint provider (Student Health Center), and unit (Student Wellness unit) meetings

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
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: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: non traditional college student population

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Behavioral Health Team Rotation, Trauma Rotation, Outreach Rotation, Multicultural Rotation, Eating Disorder Rotation Area, LGBTQ+ Rotation Area and Sport Psychology Rotation Area

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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.unlv.edu/caps  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: 38 67 80 64 73
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 23 38 45 45 38
Total number of interns: 2 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 3 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 3 2 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 2 2 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 6 4 4 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17 15 4 4 4
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 1 2 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 1 0 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 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 1 0 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 1 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 1 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 1 2 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 1 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 1 0