Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
USU CAPS Doctoral Internship started in 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, by phone at (202) 336-5979, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation. The internship provides quality training focused on eight basic areas of psychological practice important in a university counseling center or similar setting:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Psychoeducational and psychological assessment
- Outreach and consultation activities
- Clinical Supervision
- Awareness of and responsiveness to diversity issues
- Ethical and professional behavior
- Professional development
Applications due Friday November 11, 2022
Graduate Assistantship for Psychology Doctoral Students
CAPS sponsors half-time (20 hours per week), 9-month assistantships. Graduate Assistants (GA) are recruited from the Combined Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology Ph.D. program at USU. The purpose is to give students, especially those with professional interest in counseling center positions, an opportunity to work with college students.
GA therapists provide intakes, individual therapy, outreach, and, if available, group therapy and/or supervision of a REACH Peer. GAs may also choose to provide psychological testing if they are interested. GAs receive weekly supervision, participate in weekly case staffing, staff meetings, training opportunities, and are able to attend additional educational opportunities with interns and professional staff.More on the GA
REACH Peer Program
The REACH Peer Program is an undergraduate volunteer program designed for students pursuing careers in mental health related fields who would like to obtain experience working in a counseling center conducting both peer-to-peer mental health skills training and outreach. Up to 10 volunteers are selected each spring for the coming academic year for this valuable learning experience. The program requires a commitment of approximately six to eight hours per week during fall and spring semesters including attendance at a weekly 2-hour training class. Students are often eligible for credit through their department.Reach Program Details
CAPS serves as an Advanced Doctoral Practicum site for the USU Psychology Department and accepts three to six practicum students per academic year. CAPS practica are offered to third-year or beyond students in the combined psychology doctoral program and the school psychology doctoral program. The Practicum aims to:
- Provide supervised experience in psychotherapy, outreach, and prevention with a college student population.
- Promote purposeful therapeutic practice by expanding students’ knowledge and understanding of mainstream principles of therapeutic change and fostering effective application of those principles.
- Provide role models in professional life worthy of student emulation.
- Promote self-evaluation of personal beliefs and behaviors to enhance quality of therapy.
The practicum experience involves seeing clients for individual counseling, engaging in center outreach activities, receiving weekly individual and group supervision, and actively participating in the weekly classroom experience. Practicum students may also request opportunities to participate in co-leading group therapy if there is availability, and to provide psychoeducational assessment. The practicum is a two semester, 10–15 hour per week commitment.
Dr. Charley Bentley, Practicum Coordinator
Social Work Practicum - Logan
USU CAPS offers a practicum site for the Social Work Department. First and second year master level (second years are preferred) social work students may apply. Students will be selected for a 16-20 hour per week requirement over two semesters. The goal of the MSW practicum is to provide students with a well-rounded, inclusive social work experience in both non-clinical and clinical social work including: facilitating referrals for students in need of on or off campus resources; delivering psychoeducational presentations/workshops to students, collaborating with other departments within the university; following up with students on CAPS wait list; providing initial consultations for therapy services; and presenting cases at weekly case staff meetings. For trainees who are interested in developing individual therapy skills, some therapy opportunities may be available based on training level and readiness. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this option with the Training Coordinator. Other opportunities may be available based on the needs of the trainee and the center. Social work seminars are provided bi-weekly during which time students will collaborate with other MSW students placed throughout USU statewide campuses. Training and supervision will take place weekly. We also offer a $5000 stipend for the academic year.
Tia Rowley, LCSW, Social Work Training Coordinator
Social Work Practicum – Uintah Basin
USU Uintah Basin offers a practicum site for the Social Work Department. Advanced standing or third year students within the Master’s in social work program may apply. Students will be selected for a 20 hour per week requirement over two semesters. The goal of the MSW practicum is to provide students with a well-rounded, inclusive social work clinical and non-clinical experiences delivering consultations, intakes, individual treatment services and community outreach at the Uintah Basin Campus and supporting Counseling and Psychological Services throughout the USU statewide campus system. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this option with the Uintah Basin CAPS therapist. Social work seminars are provided bi-weekly during which time students will collaborate with other MSW students placed throughout USU statewide campuses. Training and supervision will take place weekly. We also offer a $5000 stipend for the academic year.
Tammy Taylor, LCSW
Staff Therapist USU Uintah Basin
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