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Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
UNIVERSITY COUNSELING SERVICES
DOCTORAL INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH SERVICE PSYCHOLOGY

INTERNSHIP ADMISSIONS, SUPPORT, AND INITIAL PLACEMENT DATA

Date Program Tables are updated: 7/17/17

Internship Program Admissions

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application?  If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Yes (Amount:  500 hours)
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: No

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Minimum Requirements

  • APA or CPA accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology
    • Students enrolled in non-accredited doctoral programs are “eligible to apply IF their doctoral program has provided appropriate documentation to APPC verifying approval for a site visit by an eligible accrediting organization (APA or CPA), has been accepted by APPIC as a “Doctoral Program Associate” (DPA), and has paid the appropriate DPA fees.  The payment of DPA fees by the doctoral program is now required for its students to be eligible” (Per APPIC).
  • Completion of all required coursework, supervised practicum, and 500 total direct contact hours prior to the starting date of internship
  • Successful completion of comprehensive examinations prior to the ranking deadline for the APPIC Match
  • Certified as ready for internship by doctoral program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1000 total practicum hours
  • Interest in and experience working in a university/college counseling center setting
  • Interest in and experience providing individual short-term therapy, group therapy, outreach and consultation
  • Interest in and experience providing crisis intervention and management
  • Strong interest in and commitment to multiculturalism/diversity as well as experience in working with diverse clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns:  $27,932

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: N/A

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?                Yes

If access to medical insurance is provided:

Trainee contribution to cost required: It depends on the coverage selected
Coverage of family member(s) available: Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available:  Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available:  Yes

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off: accrue 16 hours per month vacation time

accrue 1 Personal Holiday per calendar year

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: accrue 8 hours per month

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave: Yes

Other Benefits (please describe): Dental Insurance; Vision Benefits; approximately 12 paid University Holidays; Interns have their own private office with telephone, voicemail, computer terminal (including e-mail, internet access, and electronic scheduling and records), and webcam; Interns have access to excellent library facilities, faculty/staff parking rate, faculty/staff rate for use of the Student Recreation Center, and faculty/staff discount at the campus bookstore

Initial Post-Internship Positions
(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 9 (2014-2015; 2015-2016; 2016-2017)
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 0
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