Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2427
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Sam Houston State University Counseling Center
Department: Counseling Center
Address: 1608 Avenue J
Huntsville, Texas 77340
Country: United States
Metro Area: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Distance from Major City: 70 miles north of Houston, 50 miles north of The Woodlands
Phone: 936-294-1720x2595
Fax:
Email: dxs011@shsu.edu
Web Address: http://www.shsu.edu/dept/counseling/training-programs-page.html
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.shsu.edu/dept/counseling/documents/Couseling%20Center%20Brochure%20Doctoral%20Intership%20Program.pdf?language_id=1
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited on Contingency
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Diane Stoebner-May
Chief Psychologist: Drew Miller
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25080
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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: 12/03/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

After written application materials have been screened, selected applicants will be interviewed by the training committee. Applicants will be notified by December 7, 2021 if they have been selected for an interview. We are not sure yet if we will be hosting open houses in January due to the pandemic. Zoom and telephone interviews will be available and will be conducted the last week or so before the university closes in December 2021 and the first couple of weeks during January 2022.

The training program follows the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers’ (APPIC) match policies, including the policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking related information from any intern applicant.

The SHSU Counseling Center is committed to increasing diversity among its staff and interns.  Applicants who may offer diversity of background and/or perspective are encouraged to apply.  Sam Houston State University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

SHSU is committed to a safe learning and work environment for its students, employees, and visitors.  Thus, a background check must be conducted before an on official offer of employment is made. Faculty and staff applicants will provide authorization for the University to conduct a criminal background check through electronic signature by accessing the employment website as instructed by Human Resources personnel.

If you have questions, please contact Diane Stoebner-May at 936-294-1720 or dxs011@shsu.edu.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: No
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 start of internship
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:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited 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:
Program Description

The Sam Houston State University Counseling Center assists students in resolving personal difficulties that prevent optimal functioning. The Counseling Center assists in the development of skills, attitudes, and resources that support success in the college environment as well as the pursuit of a productive and satisfying life. The Counseling Center strives to support the overall mission of the University by facilitating the academic, emotional, and social development of students and by serving as mental health consultants for the larger campus community. A commitment to students’ personal growth and a respect for the richness of the human experience are guiding principles in the work we do. The four major goals of the Counseling Center are to:

  1. Provide individual, group, and couples counseling, along with crisis intervention to address the personal and educational concerns of a diverse student population and assist students in overcoming obstacles to their educational success.
  2. Provide outreach programming that enhance the well-being of the campus community.
  3. Provide consultation services that enhance the well-being of the campus community.
  4. Provide training experiences for advanced graduate students and unlicensed professionals so they can become effective providers of mental health services.

The overarching goal of the SHSU Counseling Center training program is to train entry-level psychologists and specific aims include:

  • Aim 1 – Provide training and experiential learning opportunities for the development of skills in counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach, and provision of supervision.
  • Aim 2 – Provide an open and supportive environment conducive to the development of multicultural competence and sensitivity to individual differences and to provide experiential learning opportunities to integrate developing knowledge base into work with diverse populations.
  • Aim 3 – Provide a professional working environment that encourages and gives space to professional identity development and the development of professional competence.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients:
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: First Generation

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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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%)
Other: Outreach

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 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:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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.shsu.edu/dept/counseling/training-programs-page.html  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:
Number of applicants invited for interviews:
Total number of interns:
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs:
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
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: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 2
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: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 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: 0 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