Program Information: Counseling Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2367
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Baylor University Counseling Center
Department: Counseling Services
Address: One Bear Place #97132
Waco, Texas 76798-7132
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 90 miles south of Dallas, TX and 90 miles north of Austin, TX
Phone: 254-710-2467x
Fax: 254-710-2460
Email: BUCCInternship@Baylor.edu
Web Address: http://www.baylor.edu//counseling_center/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.baylor.edu/counseling_center/index.php?id=947400
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Randal Boldt
Chief Psychologist: Jim Marsh
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
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: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Free admission to certain campus events, including many sporting events; Use of dining facilities, libraries, and recreation facilities; Free Parking
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Participates in same activities as licensed staff by providing psychological services to university students.
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: 11/12/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/17/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

* While we understand that some applicants may prefer an in-person interview, in an effort to give all interviewees a fair and consistent interview experience and to help keep costs down for applicants we do not offer any in-person interviews.

*Video conferencing interviews are conducted in early January.  They are prescheduled and last 60-90 minutes.

* Interviews consist of a standardized set of questions developed by the staff that may be supplemented with specific questions for each candidate.  Additionally, candidates will present and discuss a treatment summary.  During interviews, applicants are also given opportunities to ask questions. 

*If applicants would like to visit our center to aid them in determining whether we would be a good fit for them, we would typically be offering at least one open house in person and one online, in January. 

*Non/Attendance of the open house is not a factor considered in selection decisions.

* Applicants are encouraged to talk to current interns, and are welcome to contact us at any time if they have questions.  Contact information for current interns will be provided upon request.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Nova Southeastern University; Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences; George Washington University; Howard University; Andrews University; Brigham Young University; Wheaton College, Louisiana Tech University, Divine Mercy University; Howard University; Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University; Azusa Pacific University; Texas Women's University; George Fox University; Our Lady of the Lake University, Loma Linda University, Fuller University, Texas A&M 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: No
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: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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: *Ability and willingness to demonstrate a spiritual attitude and a Christian lifestyle consistent with the beliefs, methods, and goals of Baylor University. You can read about our values and principles at the following links: Core Convictions https://www.baylor.edu/about/index.php?id=90435 Mission Statement https://www.baylor.edu/about/index.php?id=88781 Christian Commitment https://www.baylor.edu/about/index.php?id=88782 Caring Community https://www.baylor.edu/about/index.php?id=88784 Code of Ethics https://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php?id=60137 Ability and willingness to uphold all Baylor University standards of conduct. You can view Baylor’s “Personnel Policies” here: http://www.baylor.edu/bupp/?_buref=1155-90749 *Ability and willingness to uphold all Baylor University standards of conduct. You can view Baylor's Personnel Policies here: http://www.baylor.edu/bupp/?_buref=1155-90749 *Ability and willingness to submit to and pass a prospective employee background check. *Baylor University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, age, or physical or mental disability. However, as a private religious institution, the university reserves the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. *Baylor University Counseling Center Internship does not enter into any additional training contracts or written training agreements beyond what is required to participate in Match. Similarly, Baylor interns will receive ongoing formative and summative evaluative feedback from supervisors across the training year and supervisors will not complete any additional departmental program evaluations.
Program Description

Baylor University is a nationally ranked University with a strong Student Life Division that values diversity and training in cross-cultural competency, and strives to be a transformative presence in the lives of our students. 

The Baylor University Counseling Center Internship emphasizes a thorough training experience and dedication to superior supervision.  We do this through a Relational Cultural informed supervision approach and our focus on the personhood of the therapist in all of our training activities. This is captured by the training questions we will ask interns to continually reflect upon, “Who am I as a therapist?” and “What are the ways I am therapeutic?” 

We have established primary goals for the internship of 1) developing core clinical skills, 2) multicultural competencies, and 3) professional practice development.  We are looking for prospective interns that want to work with a broad range of diverse adults in a college campus setting. 

Internship Highlights:

A relational approach to supervision and training.

Weekly Trauma Recovery Supervision Group and training

Our emphasis on working with a broad spectrum of diversity issues.

Baylor’s spiritually affirming stance.

Supervision and Co-Supervision of practicum students.

Intensive didactic and experiential training and orientation.

Investment in both the professional and personal development of interns.

Diversity Outreach Partnership - An intern-driven projects that allow a personalization of the internship experience through relational investment in a multicultural student group across the school year.

 

 

 

 

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:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural:
Urban:
Low income:
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment:
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
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.baylor.edu//counseling_center/  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: 25 36 63 66 66
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 27 38 39 41
Total number of interns: 2 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 0 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 2 4 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2 3 4 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 1 0 2
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 2 6 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 2 29 41 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 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 3 3 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 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: 1 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 1 2 1
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 1 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 2 1 2 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 1 0 0