Department : Student Counseling & Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2440
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Auburn University
Department: Student Counseling & Psychological Services
Address: 400 Lem Morrison Dr.
Suite 2086
Auburn, Alabama 36849
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 45 minutes from Montgomery, AL and Columbus, GA; 1.5 hours to Atlanta
Phone: 334-844-5123x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Alex Hughes
Chief Psychologist: Doug Hankes Ph. D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/17/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): We usually receive approximately 2 weeks off between the middle of December and the beginning of the new year.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The work day is 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday. A routine week includes clinical activities (e.g., intakes, individual counseling, group counseling, on-call shift during business hours with no after hours on-call coverage required, supervising a graduate practicum clinician once ready to do so); 2 hours of individual supervision; an hour of each of the following: intern support and Diversity supervision; 1.5 hours of Supervision of Supervision; 2 hours of Didactic Seminar; all-staff meetings; and administrative time. Interns are also able to chose an optional rotation, if interested, that currently includes the options of Group, Eating Disorders, Diversity, Outreach, Academic/Research. For those who want more information, an overview of a weekly schedule can be viewed on the website:
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/15/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Interviews are scheduled for one hour and are conducted via Zoom to limit the financial impact of interviewing. Effort is made to notify candidates with an interview offer by December 15th at the latest. Interviews are expected to begin in December and go into January so that interviews can be spaced out.  

The interview provides time for each candidate to be asked the center's standard questions and time for the candidate to ask questions. Effort is made to complete the interview with the Training Director and at least 1 other staff member.

A specific staff member may not be present for the interview due to schedule demands, but if an Intern candidate is interested in speaking with a specific staff member, it can be coordinated. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University, Andrews University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago Campus, Chicago School of Professional Psychology DC Campus, Fielding Graduate University, Marywood University, Mercer, Michigan School of Psychology, Regent University, Rutgers University, University of Denver, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, William James College
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not 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

Student Counseling & Psychological Services (SCPS) is the counseling center for Auburn University students, so an SCPS Intern has the opportunity to work with a range of clinical concerns and diverse aspects of identity. Interns are trained as generalists in this 2000-hour placement. While the training is directly applicable for UCC work, the skills are readily transferable to other settings.

Service activities include individual and group counseling, emergency/on-call, intakes, supervision of a practicum student, and outreach. The Diversity Supervision, Supervision of Supervision Seminar, and Intern Didactic Seminar all meet year-round, and there are optional rotations that include Eating Concerns, Diversity, Group, Outreach, and Academic/Research. Candidates who are open to giving and receiving feedback, have a broad interest in diversity and cultural humility, and are flexible will be the best fits for this program.

This internship program also has the opportunity to accomodate up to one Sport Psychology intern each training year.  The components of the internship remain the same, though the intern on the Sport Psychology track will complete the majority of their clinical hours working with student athletes and will receive one hour of individual supervision through Counseling & Sport Psychology (CSP) at Auburn University. Applicants may rank the generalist track, the sport psychology track, or both.

If a candidate believes they would be a good fit for the training program but have not yet met one of the minimum requirements, such as the hours, the Candidate is still encouraged to apply and to address in the cover letter how they are a good fit for the training program despite not yet meeting a requirement. The potential impact of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration with hours accrual as it is understandable that Candidates' abilities to acquire direct contact may have been greatly impacted.  

Internship Training Opportunities


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


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: 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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 4 10 43 21 58
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 4 10 35 20 50
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: 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 4 3 4 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 4 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1
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 (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 1 1 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 0 1 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 1 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0