APA Doctoral Internship Program
Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology - APA Accredited
The Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services' (CAPS) Doctoral Internship has been in existence since 1996 and is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Information on accreditation is available at the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, or by phone at (202) 336-5979 or (202) 336-6123 TDD.
CAPS and Utah State University
A department in the division of Student Services, CAPS is committed to helping students take full advantage of the University experience. The center's primary role, from a university wide standpoint, is in the retention and advancement of students. Toward this end, treatment is individualized to fit the particular needs of each client. Both short-term and long-term models of intervention are utilized so as to maximize resources for those in the greatest need. Cases may be reviewed at any time, with referrals or case closures resulting whenever it is deemed appropriate. The average number of sessions, including one-time consultations, is eight.
The center has eight full-time doctoral professional staff, including the director. Five of the professional staff are adjunct clinical professors in the Department of Psychology. There are four levels of training offered at the center: four full-time doctoral interns, two half-time doctoral student graduate assistants, one to four doctoral practicum students, and eight to twelve undergraduate REACH Peers. There are two full-time support staff.
Services provided by the center include: clinical consultation, intake and crisis management; individual, group, and relationship therapy; psychoeducational and personality assessment; campus and community outreach/consultation, psychoeducational presentations and a workshop series; training and supervision; as well as animal assisted therapy(AAT). Center staff attend to a wide range of student concerns, including adjustment issues related to stress, attending college, and further individuating from family; relationship problems; issues of diversity or sexual orientation; a variety of clinical problems, including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, both acute and chronic post-traumatic stress syndromes, and characterological and psychotic symptoms. Demographics of center clients.
The center staff work closely with a number of entities across campus, including but not limited to: Disability Resource Center, Access and Diversity Center, Athletics, Housing, Student Health and Wellness Center, Sexual Assault & Anti-Violence Information (SAVVI) Office, Academic Resource Center, Associated Students of Utah State University (ASUSU), International Students & Scholars, General Registration Advisement, Campus Recreation, Financial Aid Office, Department of Psychology, Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development, and the Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy program.
Center staff also hold individual memberships in a variety of professional organizations including: American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American College Personnel Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association, American College Counseling Association, Association for Psychological Science, Utah Psychological Association, and Utah Critical Incident Stress Management Team.
The center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), has membership in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA), and the Association of College Counseling Center Clinical Services (ACCCCS). The Center's Doctoral Internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Utah State University:
Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small, agricultural college to one that is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space, and life enhancement. As Utah's land-grant and space-grant institution, the university is led by President Stan L. Albrecht and has 979 faculty who provide education for more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 13,000 online and at its regional campuses and continuing education sites located throughout the state of Utah. www.usu.edu/about/.
Utah State University is located in northern Utah, in the city of Logan, which is the county seat of Cache County. The county population is 112,656 (2010). Surrounded by the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Cache Valley provides a spectacular setting for education, culture and recreation. Within easy access of the University is excellent recreation amidst magnificent scenery, including skiing, snowmobiling, boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and sight-seeing. Quality cultural opportunities abound in the community and at the University. Utah's capital, Salt Lake City, just 80 miles south of Logan, provides additional cultural and recreational opportunities. For more information visit: Logan City, Cache Valley Visitors Bureau and/or the Cache Chamber of Commerce.