Santa Clara University


Internships and Training

  • iconBackground Information

    CAPS is part of a residential Jesuit University of 8,300 students, both undergraduate and graduate. Trainees will work with a variety of issues prevalent in a primarily young adult population. Presenting problems span a range of developmental issues including identity formation, relationship problems, alcohol and drug use as well as other clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, sexual assault, and trauma.

    Our mission at CAPS is to support and enhance the personal, educational, and professional growth of the Santa Clara community. We do this by providing direct psychological services as well as outreach, programming, screening, and consultation. Our services are coordinated with Student Health Services and housed in the Cowell Building.

    We currently have a diverse staff of licensed mental health practitioners working with a variety of theoretical orientations. We mainly work within a short-term therapy model. A limited number of clients can be seen on a longer-term basis for optimal training and professional growth opportunities.

    Our internship site submitted its self study and we are currently approved for a site visit from APA.

  • iconAvailable Opportunities

    We have both Doctoral Intern and Advanced Practicum placements available for the 2015-16 training year. Our training site is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC, Site #2133).

    The Doctoral internship is a full-time, 12-month training commitment.

    For our practicum trainees, we require an academic year commitment beginning in September and ending in June. Our practicum program is a member of the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC) and follows BAPIC training and application guidelines.

  • iconStaff Profiles

    Rosemary Ellmer, Ph.D., M.Div.
    Staff Psychologist & Training Director
    Date of Original License: March 1990 (PSY 15683)
    Theoretical Orientation: integrative (psychodynamic control mastery/CBT)

    Marie Herbert, Ph.D.
    Staff Psychologist & Assistant Director
    Date of Original License: July 1976 (PSY 4743)
    Theoretical Orientation: integrative

    Mohammad Oveissi, Ed.D.
    Staff Psychologist
    Date of Original License: April 2002 (PSY 18166) & September 1985 (MFC 21042)
    Theoretical Orientation: CBT, humanistic, system-oriented approach

    Michelle Bebb, Psy.D.
    Staff Psychologist
    Date of Original License: May 2012 (PSY 25020)
    Theoretical Orientation: integrative, psychodyamic

    Tyler Wasson, Psy.D.
    Date of Original License: September 2013 (PSY 8860 / Florida) 
    Theoretical Orientation: interpersonal-focused integrative therapy

    Nadeem Hasan, Psy.D.
    Licensure: Pending
    Theoretical Orientation: integrative