APA Doctoral Internship

APA Doctoral Health Service Psychology Internship

Counseling Services 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

Counseling Services 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 (may be a teletherapy group).

  • Two hours of individual supervision per week

  • Participation in outreach efforts to the university campus

  • Completion of a year-long consultation project

Training Activities


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

  • Prepare for searching and applying for professional positions

  • Focus on a specific rotation with a supervisor

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

All of our interns participate in several seminars during the course of their internship. The seminars are designed to acquaint you with our staff and deepen your understanding in areas including multiculturalism, (providing) supervision, and ethics.  Interns can also choose a rotation or area of specialization in collaboration with the Training Director. 

More Training Information

Eric Garcia, PhD
Assistant Director, Training Director (he/him)