Program Information: Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2538
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Syracuse University
Department: Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling
Address: 150 Sims Drive
Syracuse, New York 13244
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Located within Syracuse, NY
Phone: 315-443-8000x4980
Fax: 315-443-4276
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: Heather Cosgrove
Chief Psychologist: Heather Cosgrove
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
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: Comp Time , Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Some funding is available for professional development activities; generous comp time policy
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are involved in every aspect of Counseling, and can expect to engage in individual, group, and couples therapy, conducting initial consultations, providing crisis and on call services, providing outreach to the campus community, and participating in a subject-focused specialty rotation. In the spring, Interns also provide supervision to one of our graduate student trainees and attend supervision of supervision. Interns receive individual supervision from two distinct supervisors, as well as group supervision, didactic seminars from training staff, and mentoring in their specialty rotation. Typical days vary due to the busy and dynamic nature of our work, but interns can expect to be providing clinical and professional services while also receiving supervision, consultation, and training.
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: 12/02/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/14/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Applicants have the option of attending an in-person interview or an interview through videoconferencing. There is no difference or impact on ranking connected to the form of interview an applicant chooses. We encourage you to choose whichever option works best for you. Interviews will take place in early to mid-January. Applicants will be notified by email on or before December 14th as to whether they are invited to interview. 

The interviews will typically last about half a day (approximately 4-5 hours) and will be conducted by several (2-3) current Counseling staff members. Applicants will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the Training Director as part of the interview process. We typically ask questions around clinical and professional experiences and interests and request that the applicant conceptualize a case during their interview. Applicants will have time allotted to ask any questions they might have about our site and the internship program. More detailed information about the interview format and case presentation expectations will be provided via email when you are invited to schedule the interview. 

Our goal is to get a sense of you as a professional and as a person. We recognize that applicants are weighing many variables as they try to determine the best fit for their training goals and needs. Therefore, applicants are more than welcome to contact us after the formal interview is done to clarify or expand on any lingering questions. Current interns, as well as specific staff members, are available to speak with applicants upon request. These communications will not impact how we rank applicants. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Carlow University, Nova Southeastern University, Loyola 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: 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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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

Program Overview

As part of the Barnes Center at The Arch, Counseling provides a full range of counseling, individual and group therapy, crisis services, outreach programming, consultation, and supervision of clinicians in training. Counseling is part of an integrated system with Recreation Services, Health Services, and the Office of Health Promotion. Each department works closely together to achieve holistic student support, drawing from every dimension of wellness. Our training program seeks to aid you in your development as an emerging psychologist while supporting your unique needs and interests. We are committed to exposing you to a variety of experiences, theoretical orientations, and professional activities to foster your personal and professional growth.  Through a multicultural framework, Counseling encourages strong generalist practice with emphasis on inclusivity and high-quality care. We are growth-based, individually tailored, and geared towards the preparation of empathic, inquisitive, ethical, scientifically sound, and versatile practitioners. 

Please email the program directly for copies of our brochure and manual. 

Training Model

The goal of our internship program is to assist in the development of a well-rounded generalist in the profession of health service psychology. We also seek to facilitate growth and development in the profession-wide competencies of health services psychology as laid out in the Standards of Accreditation (SoA) (APA 2015). Broadly speaking, our goal is to support interns in mastering skills and knowledge in the following areas: research, ethics, individual/cultural diversity, professional values/attitudes/behaviors, interpersonal communication, assessment, intervention, supervision, and consultation.

Our training program operates from a Developmental-Mentoring model with emphasis on experiential learning, cultural competency, identity development, and scholarly inquiry. We value meeting you where you are at while building on prior knowledge and experience to achieve competencies in clinical service provision. Opportunities are presented in a graduated way and you are expected to increase your responsibilities as well as your autonomy as the year progresses. Interns will be given opportunities to stretch beyond their current developmental stage with necessary support and quality supervision throughout the training year.

A core value of our training program is that of mentorship. Relationships are a catalyst to personal and professional growth, and you will be able to acquire knowledge, be socialized into the profession, and obtain support as you solidify your identity as a clinician. Interns can expect to receive exposure to diverse role models, have relationships with multiple supervisors, and have a variety of opportunities to work conjointly with staff as part of the mentoring experience.

Throughout the training year there will be a strong emphasis on “learning by doing.” You will be integrated into all facets of Counseling and will be expected to operate under careful supervision through a wide variety of tasks. Multicultural competency is incorporated within all training, including didactic seminars, supervision, clinical experience, and consultation. Interns are expected to honor the importance of clinical practice informed by science and scholarly inquiry, which is also integrated into the work they will be doing.

Note on Accreditation: Our program currently has Full APPIC Membership. We are not currently accredited by APA, however we intend to submit self-study documentation to APA by June 2023. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: 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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

-College student mental health, prominent young adult population

-Large international student population

-Counseling is part of an integrated wellness team, interns can expect to collaborate closely with Health Services, Health Promotion, and Recreation Services

-Counseling offers specialty consultation teams in Sexual and Relationship Violence, Eating Disorder Treatment, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and DBT. Interns have the option to participate depending on their training goals. 

-Strong emphasis on social justice and campus community outreach/collaboration through this lens

-Opportunity to conduct therapy in another language

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: 21
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 15
Total number of interns: 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 4
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 0 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 0
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 0 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