Department : Personal Growth and Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2442
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: California State University, Monterey Bay
Department: Personal Growth and Counseling Center
Address: PGCC-Health and Wellness Services
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, California 93955
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles south of San Jose, CA
Phone: 831-582-3879x
Fax: 831-582-4384
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
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: Amy Miller
Chief Psychologist: Amy Miller
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: 08/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
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): Interns will have the option to request affordable employee housing adjacent to campus. Options are comprised of two and three bedroom apartments, attached bungalows, and townhomes in a rural cul-de-sac setting. Each neighborhood features plenty of open space, with accessible playgrounds located nearby. Ground floor homes have private, enclosed backyard patios, while second level homes feature spacious balconies offering relaxing views of the coastal hills. All homes have an attached, single car garage. Each unit is provided with washer and dryer hookups and cable and high speed internet at no additional cost. These homes are also pet friendly.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns' work day will vary with regard to direct service, training, and supervision activities. Overall, interns will engage in intake/clinical assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and case management, outreach and consultation, providing supervision to peer, training seminars, supervision, and meetings.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/19/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 1/15/2024
Interview process description:

**Please note our application due date has been extended to 11/19/2023 11:59 PM EST**

The CSUMB Psychology Internship Program will be accepting 2 interns for the 2024-2025 internship year. We encourage students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, gender, and sexual orientations to apply. Applications will be due by November 19th, 2023. Applicants will be notified by December 15th, 2023, regarding their interview status. Individual interviews will take place in mid to late January 2024 via Zoom. Interviews will last approximately 50-60 minutes and will include time for applicants to ask questions. All applicants will be interviewed via Zoom by our Training Director and members of our Selection Committee. After a final discussion of candidates, the Selection Committee will submit our rank list to NMS.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Training Director, Dr. Amy Miller, via email with any questions that are not answered during the interview portion of the process:  Applicants are also invited to ask questions of current interns or staff.  Inquiries can be sent via email to the Training Director, who will forward any requests for additional information to relevant staff or interns.

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, Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, CSPP - Alliant San Diego, Pacific University, Palo Alto University, Pepperdine University, The Wright Institute, Yeshiva 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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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: All final candidates for employment at California State University, Monterey Bay, will be required to undergo and successfully complete a background check (including a criminal records check) as a condition of employment. Background screenings will be conducted after the Match. Applicants who match to our program but do not successfully pass the background check will be dismissed from the internship (see APPIC Match Policy 6b).
Program Description

The CSUMB-PI internship is based on the practitioner-scholar model. The program values experiential learning with formal supervision as well as informal opportunities to consult with staff as needed. The internship program also values research and critical thinking skills, and interns are encouraged to integrate recent research into their work and to learn about and employ evidenced-based treatments. The training program also values collaboration and consultation, and interns are invited and encouraged to foster collaborative relationships with all members of the staff and the university community.

In addition to minimum requirements stated in the online profile, the following preferred qualifications are taken into consideration when reviewing applications:

1) interest in and experience working in a university/college counseling center setting

2)interest in and experience providing short term, group therapy, outreach, and consultation

3) interest in and experience providing crisis intervention and management

4) strong interest in and commitment to multiculturalism/diversity as well as experience in working with diverse clients

5) strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively

6) strong written and oral communication skills

While our training program has structure, it maintains enough flexibility to be customized to the needs of individual interns. You will be asked to develop a list of goals that you would like to accomplish during the internship program. Your supervisor will give you feedback as to the practicality of the goals, and will help monitor your progress toward accomplishing the goals each semester.

The CSUMB-PI training program focuses on the following areas of professional skill development and competence: 1.Generalist Clinical Practice; 2. Providing Brief, Time-limited Therapy; 3. Multicultural Counseling and Working with Diverse Populations; 4. Crisis Intervention; 5. Providing Outreach and Consultation; 6. Professional Development Issues and Processes

The specific program goals include achievement of intermediate to advanced skill level on the following competency areas:

Competency area 1: Research

Competency area 2: Individual and Cultural Diversity

Competency area 3: Legal and Ethical Standards

Competency area 4: Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills

Competency area 5: Professional Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors

Competency area 6: Supervision

Competency area 7: Assessment

Competency area 8: Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Competency area 9: Intervention

Please see our website for a more detailed description of our program:

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: 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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Experience (21% to 30%)
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 : Experience (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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%)
Serious Mental Illness: Experience (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Experience (21% to 30%)
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 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 5 13 18 89 84 95
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 10 15 23 24 28
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2 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 (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 2 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: