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APA Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship in Health Service Psychology
- The internship promotes development, refinement, and integration of interns’ clinical competencies in multiple areas of professional practice: assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, outreach/consultation, health integration, chemical abuse/dependency and supervision of others.
- The internship focuses upon interns developing a more mature, integrated professional identity. All aspects of the training program integrate psychological research and theory with clinical practice in support of these training goals.
The UCC doctoral psychology internship offers two full-time, General Counseling Center intern positions, and one full-time Native American/American Indian (NA/AI) position funded by the Seven Generations of Excellence (SGoE) grant. Applicants are eligible to apply for the SGoE grant-funded position if they are self-identified as being of NA/AI heritage. All three positions are devoted to full-time work at the UCC. Interested NA/AI applicants are encouraged to apply for all three positions and to report their eligibility for the NA/AI position at the time of application.
Training is focused on:
- A broad range of clinical skills.
- Content areas relevant to the intern’s career goals.
- Ethical and professional standards central to the practice of psychology.
- Skills and knowledge specific to the community mental health setting.
This internship program provides generalist training. At the conclusion of the internship, interns are expected to demonstrate the assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation skills necessary for practice as an entry-level psychologist and to demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to continue their professional development.
During application review and intern selection process, administrative staff communicates directly with all candidates and provide information for lodging, plan and arrange for a meal for onsite interviewees. If an intern required administrative assistance to complete routine office duties (e.g., adaptive computer software or hardware), UCC's budget is sufficient to purchase needed equipment for accommodations.
The UNDPIC internship uses the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship. We participate in the National Matching Program. Applicants can obtain instructions and forms to register for the Match at the Matching Program website.
Questions regarding application procedures should be directed to
Rhandi Clow, PhD, LP
Internship start date: July 16, 2016
Applicants for the SGoE position must self-identify as being of Native American/American Indian heritage. Applicants for all internship positions must have completed a minimum of 900 hours of supervised experience(400 of which must be direct therapy hours) in counseling or clinical work,qualifying/comprehensive examinations passed, and dissertation proposal approved.
Applicants may be from clinical or counseling psychology doctoral programs; APA accredited programs are required. All applicants must defend their proposal and pass their comprehensive exams by the Match ranking due date.
Applications are reviewed based on candidate's interest and experience in each of the competency areas, as well as aspects of general personal, academic and professional readiness for internship.
Initial review of applications includes review of the cover letter, vita, AAPIonline, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. For competitive applicants, these documents indicate some interest in working within a University counseling center, with some exposure to a majority of the variety of tasks this work entails (e.g., individual and group therapy, providing supervision, and either outreach or consultation.) and some clinical experience with a late adolescent and/or adult population. Letters of recommendation should indicate that an applicant has some proficiency in basic clinical skills, as well as an applicant's personal commitment to learning and professional growth.
A subset of the most qualified applicants are invited to interview by phone or Skype, or to come to UCC for onsite interviews, with the goal of further assessing each candidate's interests, aptitudes, and training. During the interview, interns are asked to discuss their professional interests and goals and to respond to questions and short scenarios in a way that demonstrates their application of theory and clinical knowledge. These questions provide additional data regarding each candidate's eagerness to learn, interests, experiences, and interpersonal style.
In addition to the structured interview as described above, the onsite interview offers applicants the opportunity to tour the facility, meet formally with the Training Director, Dr. Rhandi Clow, and the Center Director, Dr. Ken Carlson, interview the current interns, and spend informal gathering time with the whole staff.
A large number of staff are involved in all aspects of internship selection, including review of initial applications, interviewing, and submitting rank order preferences. This large-scale involvement greatly reduces the chances that selection decisions will be biased or restrictive on irrelevant grounds.
Administrative staff communicates directly with all candidates and provide information for lodging, plan and arrange for a meal for onsite interviewees. If an intern required administrative assistance to complete routine office duties (e.g., adaptive computer software or hardware), UCC's budget is sufficient to purchase needed equipment for accommodations.
The University of North Dakota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The UCC is approved by IACS (International Association of Counseling Services). We are a member of ACCTA (Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies).
Stipend and Benefits
Interns receive a stipend of at least $25,000. The internship includes ten days sick leave and ten days of paid vacation, five days of which will be taken in the last week of internship. A minimum forty-hour working week, Monday through Friday, is expected. Up to ten days professional leave time can be negotiated for dissertation/CRP completion and/or employment pursuit. Interns will be offered health care benefits per the Affordable Care Act, a portion of the cost of which will be the responsibility of the intern. Like staff members, interns are eligible to obtain parking permits.
Internship start date: August 1, 2017
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to: