Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2357
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Dayton
Department: Counseling Center
Address: 300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-0910
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
Distance from Major City: 60 miles north of Cincinnati, OH
Phone: 937-229-3141
Fax: 937-229-2226
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Terri Pelley
Chief Psychologist: Erin Shiner
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): This site is no longer accepting applications. Interns who are selected will have the option of taking the full salary of $27,000 or can opt to select a reduced salary of $24,711 plus the benefit of on-campus, apartment-style, graduate-level housing.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site This site is no longer accepting applications. Interns provide a wide array of services at the Counseling Center to undergraduate students. Clinical services include individual therapy, group therapy, outreach, consultation, and crisis services. In addition, interns participate in all training activities including supervision, providing umbrella supervision to practicum students, didactic, and case conference. Daily administrative time is also given to allow for timely completion of clinical notes as well as preparation for clinical services. We provide a generalist training approach; however, interns are encouraged and supported in developing specific areas of interest. We then facilitate the intern in making campus connections, developing a group therapy, and/or outreach programming within those areas of interest.
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: No
Application Due Date: 11/01/2020 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

 This site is no longer accepting applications. 


How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: George Washington University Kansas City University Mercer University University of the Cumberlands Union Institute and University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-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

This site is no longer accepting applications. 


The University of Dayton Counseling Center Internship Program is a 2000-hour program that is designed to be completed in 12 months. The internship program represents a layer in a long standing training program for psychologists and counselors. Our vibrant and fast paced Center offers two internship positions and 6-8 practicum positions each year.

Our internship program strives to provide burgeoning psychologists with training that will help them become competent, caring professionals. We provide generalist training that will facilitate having a breadth and depth of experience with numerous clinical issues and types of services provided. We support our interns in their growth to one day become independent practitioners. We honor diverse theoretical orientations and recognize that there are many valid and productive ways to perform the tasks of a psychologist. We aspire to provide an internship experience that will enrich the field of psychology by having well-trained practitioners and scholars contribute to it.

The model from which we base the program is that of practitioner-scholar. Experience by doing is informed by research that informs best practices in the field. One’s own experience, in conjunction with sound clinical knowledge and judgment, makes for an effective practitioner. We incorporate research into our didactic activities and case conference discussions. Interns are supported in building on their base of knowledge by having access to the University library, which includes the entire OhioLink system. Furthermore, leave time is granted for training opportunities.

As a Marianist institution within the Catholic faith, matters of social justice are strongly attended to at the University of Dayton. Respect for cultural differences (including religious diversity) is a core value of the university and of the Counseling Center. The students served by the Counseling Center become more diverse each year.

Respect for differences and appreciation for clinical research will help interns ready themselves to become independent. Interns are expected and allowed more autonomy as the training year progresses as it pertains to the intervention areas of assessment, treatment, and consultation. Interns’ supervision needs will be addressed by the Training Director and their supervisors.

Finally, specific competency areas  will be addressed and interns will be encouraged to progress in these areas. These include research, ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional values, attitudes, and behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills. Interns are encouraged to engage in self-care, which is modeled by staff. Interns are also encouraged to become active members of the UD community, and use their skills and insights to improve the University.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness:
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%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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:  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: 10 10 0 11
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 7 7 9
Total number of interns: 2 0 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 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 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 1 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 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: 1 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0