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Dear Internship Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in our APA-accredited doctoral internship in health service psychology! ASU Counseling Services (ASU CS) is the primary mental health care provider for ASU, the largest university in the country. We provide initial assessment and focused individual and group therapy services, as well as consultation and outreach for our diverse university community. In addition, we have large practicum training programs. Our clinical staff includes psychologists, counselors, and social workers, representing a range of theoretical orientations (click here for clinical staff information).Therefore, the training environment is enhanced by the richness of multidisciplinary and multitheoretical influences.
The internship at ASU CS is a 2000 hour, 12-month training program. Our program is designed to provide emerging professional psychologists an opportunity to solidify existing skills, learn new competencies, and integrate their identity as a psychologist. We strive to provide a program that balances both challenge and support while exposing interns to the variety of roles and experiences typical of university counseling center psychologists.
We know that the application process is extensive and can be complex. We would like to provide you with as much information as possible to assist in your decision making process. I will be happy to answer any of your questions about our training program. The quickest way to reach me is by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) but you are also welcome to call me at 480-965-6146. I am also happy to put you in contact with other staff members here.
Again, thank you very much for your interest in our training program!
Bong Joo Hwang, Ph.D.
Assistant Director/Training Director
Mission Statement: ASU Counseling Services works to support the academic mission of the university by providing mental health, consultation, and outreach services that facilitate the student learning experience and student success in persistence and graduation.
Counseling and mental health services are provided at each of the four ASU campuses (Downtown campus, Polytechnic campus, Tempe campus, and West campus). ASU students may seek services at any of the campus counseling centers, regardless of their college affiliation.
Each campus counseling center provides confidential individual assessment and counseling, psycho-educational programming, and consultation services for faculty, staff and students. Counseling staff have training and experience in issues facing university students and are committed to helping them adjust to campus life and meet their academic goals. Each ASU counseling center prioritizes immediate access to services to ensure that all students who request or need services can be seen within the same day.
The ASU Counseling Services (ASU CS) doctoral internship prepares trainees to become psychologists competent to practice in a university counseling center or a similar outpatient mental health setting. The internship provides generalist training, with emphasis in the provision of outpatient individual and group therapy, clinical assessment, crisis response, consultation, psychoeducational outreach programming, and supervision of counselors in training. The internship is a 2000-hour, twelve-month training experience. There are three positions each year.
The doctoral internship program at ASU CS is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Verification of the accreditation status of the ASU CS internship program, or answers to questions regarding APA accreditation can be obtained through the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation:
APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242