Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions

Counseling and Psychological Services considers applicants from APA accredited doctoral programs in counseling or clinical psychology. Applicants must have a conferred MA or MS degree in counseling or clinical psychology. Applicants must complete all doctoral coursework prior to the beginning of the internship year and must be in good standing with their department. They must have successfully passed their comprehensive examinations prior to the CAPS application deadline and be certified as ready for internship by their doctoral program’s DCT. Applicants are expected to have an affirming stance towards all diversity, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identities and religion. This should be seen in the applicant's cover letter and/or responses to the essay questions. Finally, applicants must be license eligible as a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner in the state of Nebraska.

Preference is given to applicants who have proposed their dissertation prior to the application deadline. Applicants who are reflective, self-motivated, and are committed to the CAPS mission are preferred. Applicants who have received Supervision via Video Tape or Live Supervision are desired. Applicants must demonstrate a strong and genuine interest in counseling center work and should be prepared to assist clients with a wide range of clinical issues and severity of concerns.

Application Requirements

The CAPS doctoral training program requires that applicants have obtained the following minimum number of hours of the following types of experiences at the time of application:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours

450 hours

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours

No minimum

Other Required Minimum Criteria

Employment at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will be contingent on satisfactory completion of a background check. The background check is performed after the intern has matched with Counseling and Psychological Services. The content of the background check will include a check for public and court criminal conviction records for a minimum of ten years, may include arrest and non-conviction criminal records within the past seven years, and open or pending criminal cases. Criminal history background checks do not involve checks for, or reference to, an applicant's credit history.

PLEASE NOTE: The University Health Center is administratively operated under Nebraska Medicine. Therefore, employment is also contingent on the following:

  1. An additional satisfactory background check with Nebraska Medicine
  2. The provision of one’s own professional licensure (e.g., PLMHP, LMHP) within the state of Nebraska
  3. Providing a certificate of professional liability/malpractice insurance
  4. Satisfactorily complete a drug screen through Nebraska Medicine
  5. Providing documentation of immunizations to Nebraska Medicine
Financial and other benefit support for upcoming training year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns

$30,500

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns

N/A

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

Yes

Trainee contribution to cost required?

Yes

Coverage of family member(s) available?

Yes

Coverage of legally married partner available?

Yes

Coverage of domestic partner available?

Yes

Hours of Annual Paid Vacation Time

8 hours/month

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave

8 hours/month

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

Yes

Other Benefits
  • Liability Insurance — Liability insurance is covered by the University's general liability insurance.
  • Office Resources — Each intern has their own private office and is free to decorate and personalize their space. Offices have a desk, computer, bookshelves, and a space for counseling. Additionally, each intern office is equipped with digital video cameras to record sessions for review by interns and supervisors.
  • CAPS uses an electronic medical record called EPIC for scheduling, clinical notes, and billing. All interns have access to EPIC on their computers. Clients complete intake paperwork electronically.
  • The CAPS office manager and front office staff provide excellent clerical support to interns.
  •  Use of university facilities (e.g. parking, campus recreation, library). Use of the library is at no charge. Parking and UNL’s Campus Recreation is purchased.
  • Interns receive 5 days for professional development (e.g., conferences, interviews, defending dissertation).
  • University Holidays are not a paid benefit for temporary employees at UNL. Interns are classified as temporary employees.

 

Initial Post-Internship Positions (2014-2017):

Total number of interns who were in the three cohorts

6

Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree

0

 

Type of Placement Setting

Post-Doctoral Residency Position

Employed Position

Community Mental Health Center

0

0

Federally Qualified Health Center

0

0

Independent Primary Care Facility/Clinic

0

0

University Counseling Center

3

2

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

0

0

Military Health Center

0

0

Academic Health Center

0

0

Other Medical Center or Hospital

0

0

Psychiatric Hospital

0

0

Academic University/ Department

0

0

Community College or Other Teaching Setting

0

0

Independent Research Institution

0

0

Correctional Facility

0

0

School District/System

1

0

Independent Practice Setting

0

0

Not Currently Employed

0

0

Changed to Another Field

0

0

Other

0

0

Unknown

0

0