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Pre-Doctoral Internship Training Program
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) internship program is for doctoral level students seeking supervised experience and training primarily in short term individual psychotherapy with a young adult university population. There are also limited opportunities for longer term work to enhance training and professional growth opportunities. Other supervised experiences include: conducting intake assessments, crisis management, group therapy, outreach, and consultation.
The primary goals of CAPS internship program are to broaden and deepen interns' clinical competencies and knowledge base, with acquisition of specialized skills and understanding in working with a diverse university population. Among these specialized skills are crisis intervention, consultation, psycho-educational workshops, and outreach presentations. Over the course of the training year, interns consolidate their professional identity through specific skill development, self-understanding, and ongoing experiences in their roles and responsibilities as both team members and mental health providers.
Our program subscribes to an apprentice-mentor-developmental model of training. Interns learn by doing, by reflecting on their work in supervisory consultation with staff, by observing the professional activities and practices of the staff, and by scholarly inquiry.
The internship experience is 12 months in length, beginning in mid-August of the training year. The CAPS internship program requires a 40 hour work week commitment. CAPS is open 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday and interns will be expected to be on-site during these times.
The number of hours required to complete the internship is 1,840 hours.
Our training site is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), Site #2133. For the 2012-2013 training year, we have two full-time, paid internship positions available, each with a stipend of $18,000.
CAPS only accepts applications that are submitted electronically via the APPIC"AAPI Online" service (see www.appic.org).
Application deadline: November 16, 2012. Site number: 2133.
Application must be completed and electronically submitted to CAPS by the deadline. A complete application for our internship program includes the following materials (please note that all materials should automatically be included with the application submitted via the AAPI Online service):
Applicants for our predoctoral internship must meet the following minimum requirements:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, preference will be given to applicants who:
Summary of our selection process:
Throughout this process, you are welcome to contact the Training Director if you have any questions.
Dr. Rosemary Ellmer
Phone: (408) 554-4172