Doctoral Internship Training Program Description
The Doctoral internship training program provides supervised experience in an active university counseling center. Participation in a range of activities including individual, group, and relationship counseling; assessment; consultation; crisis intervention; and outreach activities are part of the program. Supervision and training are geared to the intern’s level of professional development. A professional staff provides exposure to varied clinical perspectives and theoretical orientations through primary supervision, secondary supervision, group therapy supervision, outreach and consultation collaboration and supervision, formal and informal case consultation, and a variety of meetings. More specifically, interns participate in Intern Training Seminar, Supervision of Supervision, Team Meeting, In-Service Training Meeting, CAPS Clinical Administration Meeting, Outreach Program Meeting, and a Group Therapy/Research Meeting. When leading a therapy group interns participate in the twice per month Group Facilitators Meeting. Interns are integrated into our staff and participate, with supervision, as professional members of our Center.
Most staff members are involved with supervising and mentoring our interns either by providing individual, couples, and group therapy supervision, outreach and consultation supervision, supervision of supervision, or supervision of one of the specialty rotations offered: Counseling Center Administration, Eating Disorders, Working with Athletes, Working with Single and Complex Trauma, Working with Gay Men. Intern training goals are important at CAPS and interns may create their own rotation with approval. Training is woven into every aspect of the center’s functioning.
Counseling and Psychological Services has served as a training site for psychology practicum counselors and mental health counseling and social work graduate students for many years. The 2013-2014 year is the first year we are providing a psychology doctoral internship. We have applied for APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers) membership and will participate in the match for the 2014-2015 training year. Our goal is to become an APA (American Psychological Association) accredited internship site. We will be gathering data and applying for this certification as soon as possible. We have strong administrative support to pursue this plan. However, our program is not currently accredited nor an APPIC member and we cannot guarantee that our internship will be accredited.
We wish you the best in your internship application process and in the internship year. Thank you for considering our program. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly by phone, 561-297-3540, or preferably by email, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Rhonda F. Seiman, Ph.D.
Assistant Director and Training Director