Department : Wellness Center Mental Health Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2505
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Department: Wellness Center Mental Health Services
Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Spgs, Colorado 80918-3733
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Colorado Springs, CO is 65 miles south of Denver, CO
Phone: 719-255-4452
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Melissa Cole
Chief Psychologist: Cathy Calvert
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 44830
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, 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 Interns work Monday through Friday from 8-5. During that time 50% is devoted to direct service and then time is allotted for supervision, training, outreach programming and professional development. Direct service will include individual, group, couple's and possibly family therapy along with Crisis/Emergency sessions and psychological testing. Interns will received 2 hours of individual supervision as well as 2+ hours of group supervision each week. After the first semester, Interns will be eligible to supervise a practicum student along with co facilitating group supervision.
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: 11/18/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/12/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/05/2023
Interview process description:

The interview process at UCCS will include contact after receiving your application through an email. This email will indicate  whether the applicants will move forward in the process for an interview with the UCCS Mental Health Services staff. The interviews are done virtually through Zoom and will be 30-45 minutes with the UCCS Mental Health Services staff who are available. This can be up to 10 possible interviewers. There will be specific questions that the staff will ask and then we will allow for time at the end for the applicants to ask any questions about the internship. On the day of your interview you will be provided with a virtual "meet and greet" with our current interns to ask questions about the site. Preference will be given to applicants who meet a minimum of 400 direct hours during practicum training. If the applicants do not meet the 400 direct hours required we will ask for additional information as to the reason for less direct hours, such as how has COVID - 19 possibly impacted their ability to obtain hours.  Applicants with less than minimum direct hours will be considered during the upcoming application cycle, as long as all other prerequisites are met. Applicants who are interested in contacting our previous interns may reach out to the training director for the contact information. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: George Washington University Chicago School of Professional Psychology Wheaton College Carlow University West Chester 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 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): 0
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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


The University Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) offers Psychology Internships at our Wellness Center Mental Health Services. At UCCS we are leading the way in collegiate wellness by having Campus Recreation, Health Services, Mental Health Services, Nutrition Services, and Wellness Promotion together in the expanded Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center. This innovative model provides integrated and collaborative services and programming to help enhance student’s health and wellness. Colorado Springs, CO sits at the base of the beautiful Pikes Peak mountain and our mountains provide a wonderful opportunity for our community to enjoy the outdoors. Our campus, as well as our city, is focused on creating a wholistic approach to health and wellbeing. We provide mental health services for a campus with traditional students, as well as commuter students. Additionally, because of our many military bases in the area we have a significant number of our students who are military affiliated and we serve a number of veterans and their families. The internship program at UCCS provides many opportunities for direct service to our students through a variety of mental health issues, psychological assessments/testing, as well as being a part of a proactive team that is educating our students on achieving health and wellness. Mental Health Services (MHS) offers a variety of psychotherapy services to students who are currently enrolled at UCCS.

Psychology interns at MHS have the opportunity to provide individual, couple’s and/or family therapy. Interns will screen new students for triage, and going through the entire psychotherapy process with the appropriate documentation for services to include writing intake reports, treatment contracts, termination reports and session progress notes under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Interns will also facilitate groups that fit within their area of interest or provide expansion of current experience in groups. Interns are asked to schedule 50% of their time to provide direct clinical services. As a part of the direct service hours, interns will carry out psychological evaluations to have the opportunity to learn to administer and interpret psychological test batteries based on assessment questions under the supervision of licensed psychologists. They will gain experience writing concise, well integrated reports and individualized recommendations that convey meaningful information for clients and/or referral sources. Referral concerns at MHS range from emotional adjustment issues to potential cognitive impairments. Experience with psychological evaluations supports interns in learning how to make accurate and efficient diagnostic, treatment, and referral decisions, in addition to effective accommodation recommendations, if appropriate. Interns will also learn the process of providing clinical supervision and will supervise a practicum student under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. The remaining time may be spent developing and presenting psychoeducational materials that are relevant and appropriate for the university campus community, in collaboration with the wellness promotion team.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: 23 9
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 23 9
Total number of interns: 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 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 (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 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 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0