APA Doctoral Health Service Psychology Internship

The University Counseling Center maintains an APA-accredited doctoral health service psychology internship training program in psychology as well as a doctoral practicum program in counseling psychology. Training is one of the highlights of our work, and we look forward to supporting and empowering our trainees to realize their personal and professional potential. We are a committed training site in which all of our staff contribute to the training programs we offer. We use a practitioner-scholar training model, embedded in a developmental and multicultural framework. We see our entire professional staff as training staff and look forward to the various ways we get to interact with trainees throughout the year.

The University Counseling Center's internship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Ph. 202–336-5979 or apaaccred@apa.org.

Admission, Support, and Initial Placement Data

The University Counseling Center (UCC) participates in the National Matching Service as approved by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We are an accredited site listed in the APPIC matching directory. Please review the details of our minimum and preferred qualifications for our internship positions on the application information. We are committed to supporting future psychologists through our internship program.

Admission, Support, and Initial Placement Data

A Successful Internship Includes:

  • Total of 2000 hours of professional work

  • Co-leading a psychoeducational or interpersonal process therapy group

  • Two hours of individual supervision per week

  • Participation in outreach efforts to the university campus

  • Completion of a year-long consultation project

  • Experience in critical incident or crisis debriefing

Training Activities


  • Provide information specific to Oregon policies and your internship

  • Experience being the primary supervisor for practicum interns, for nine months

  • Prepare for searching and applying for professional positions

  • Focus in a specific concentration or area of specialty

  • Participation in a year long-consultation project with an underserved population

All of our interns participate in several seminars and rotations during the course of their internship. The seminars are designed to acquaint you with our staff and the different areas of concentration. All interns also participate in rotations that last for an entire year, but can have different concentrations if desired. Interns are assigned to seminars and rotations through collaborating with the training director to find the areas that fit best with your internship and career goals.

More Training Information

Contact Us

Brett Vicario, PhD
Training Director, Assistant Director

Nikki Chery, PhD
Assistant Training Director, Black and African-American Student Specialist