VI.A SUMMARY OF TRAINING PROGRAMS *

Effective Date: 
Fri, 08/01/2008
Reviewed: 
Fri, 06/01/2018
Revised: 
Fri, 06/01/2018
Policy: 

Counseling and Psychological Services offers an APA Accredited Doctoral Internship Program in Health Services Psychology to three doctoral students in Counseling and Clinical Psychology who are advanced to candidacy, and are interested in developing clinical, outreach, and consultation skills with a university student population.  The program is a full-time twelve-month internship. The internship program is a member of the Association of Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC).

Psychology interns in CAPS provide brief individual and group therapy, initial assessment and case management, crisis intervention, outreach programming, and consultation to the University community. Psychology interns are supervised in accordance with California State licensing laws in psychology, APA accreditation guidelines, and APPIC criteria.

Counseling and Psychological Services also provides 12 month full time Postdoctoral Clinical Trainee positions. The postdoctoral fellows provide brief individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and case management, ADHD assessment, and outreach and consultation to a diverse college student population.

Applicants for the Doctoral internship program must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology; be advanced to candidacy; passed comprehensive exams prior to internship interviews; completed all required coursework prior to start date of internship; completed a minimum of 500 direct intervention hours documented on the AAPI: receive verification for intern readiness by Academic Training Director, and have dissertation proposal approved by start of internship.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must have completed a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program and have completed an APA accredited doctoral internship by the start date of the appointment.  Applicants must demonstrate experience and skills in brief their peak, crisis intervention, and group therapy; experience and skills in mental health outreach and psychoeducation for college student population; and skills and experience working with a diverse population.

Psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows must sign a written agreement at the outset of the training year required by the California Board of Psychology.  The California Board of Psychology Supervision Agreement for Supervised Professional Experience is reviewed and signed by both the primary supervisor and the supervisee prior to the commencement of the supervised professional experience that includes both start date and end date of the training experience.