Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2517
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kennesaw State University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Kennesaw State University
585 Cobb Ave.
Kennesaw Hall, Rm. 2401
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Distance from Major City: 25
Phone: 470-578-6600x2866
Fax: 470-578-9102
Email: jingra35@kennesaw.edu
Web Address: https://counseling.kennesaw.edu/index.php
Brochure Website's Address: https://counseling.kennesaw.edu/doctoralinternship/
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: J LaVelle Ingram Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Josh Gunn Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
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: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 80 hours flex time for professional development and/or program requirements, dissertation work.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will typically see 4-5 clients per day and co-lead at least one group per week and/;or receive related supervision for all activities. Other activities include conducting workshops/outreach and/or time on intakes, which all change the number of individual clients scheduled.
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: 12/12/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 1/07/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/14/22
Interview process description:

Interviews will be scheduled if at all possible in the week of January 10th, mostly held on the 14th and expanding to the additional dates  if necessary. Interviews will occur for a minimum of 3 hours and will include time with the Training Director, members of the Training Committee and current interns. Interviews may be conducted virtually utilizing the ZOOM or TEAMS platform or in person following the applicant's preference. Interns will be notified by email from the training director with the opportunity to call for any related questions.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Howard University Counseling Psychology Department Mercer University Clinical Psychology Department
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: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
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 Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree
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: Applicants must have completed at least 3 years of academic work, plus 2 9-month practicum training years to be eligible to apply. Applicants must pass a background check with the Human Resources Dept. prior to formal acceptance to a position.
Program Description

The CPS internship at KSU provides training across multiple intervention modalities, and interns can expect to gain competency with individual and group counseling, as well as with developing and presenting psychoeducational workshops and other preventive programs. Intensive individual and group supervision characterize the program, with interns receiving 2 hours of individual supervision per week, along with supervision of group counseling.

Further, interns will participate in a weekly Case Conference/Cluster meeting in which interns, staff and other students will present clinical cases for disposition, case management and case conceptualization. Two didactic seminar experiences will be provided, including a Clinical Seminar, which will focus on psychological theory and science and application to cases, and a Special Topics Seminar, which will focus on Diversity, Groups, Supervision, Assessment and Professional issues.

CPS interns will routinely work 40 hours per week with 10 holidays and the ability to accumulate vacation and sick leave through the Georgia State system. The 2000-hour internship will be completed over a 12-month time frame. Interns will be compensated at $29,500.00 for the year. Interns will have the opportunity to choose three of five rotation specialties over the course of their training year. These include: Groups, Trauma, Crisis Management, Supervision and Assessment.

CPS endorses a brief therapy model (up to 16 sessions per academic year) and all counseling clients enter the system through triage (initial consultations/ICs). Interns will provide 4 hours of ICs and schedule approximately 17 individual client hours per week. Interns will also cover at least 1.15 hours of group counseling per week but may cover more with additional group commitments. Interns will provide and later may supervise practicum trainees on delivering structured workshops on Anxiety and Depression for CPS clients. Interns may also supervise a master’s counselor in individual therapy depending on rotation commitments.

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: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Couples

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: https://counseling.kennesaw.edu/index.php  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: 4 3
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 3 2
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: 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 6 6
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 0
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