Internship Position and Time Requirements

Each doctoral intern is required to train at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) within the University Health Center (UHC) in the position of “Psychology Intern” full-time (40 hours per week) for 12 months.

Interns are expected to complete 500 hours of direct service and 2000 hours of total service. CAPS internship year currently begins on August 1 and ends July 31. Interns average 40-42 hours per week as some weeks may require longer hours due to regular fluctuations in university schedules.

Estimated Weekly Schedule

Direct Service Hours
Fall Spring Summer
Triage 5 5 3
Intake Appointments 2.5 3 3
Individual/Couples Counseling 10 10 12
Crisis/Urgent Counseling 0.5 1 1
Group Counseling 1.5 1.5 1.5
Outreach/Consultation 0.25 0.25 1
Assessment 0.25 0.25 0.5
Provision of Supervision (Individual) 0 1.5 OP
Concentration Area* * * *
Subtotal 20 22.5 22

*Concentration Area hours are not included in subtotal as they will be counted in direct hours above (e.g., individual counseling, outreach, assessment)


Supervision/Training
Fall Spring Summer
Primary Supervision 2 2 2
Secondary Supervision (Concentration Area) 1 1 1
Supervision of Group Work 0.5 0.5 0.5
Supervision of Supervision 0 1.5 OP
Intern Case Conference 1 1 1
Intern Professional Development 1 1 1
Supervision of Outreach/Consultation 0.25 0.25 0.25
Supervision of Assessment 0.25 0.25 0.25
Intern Seminars/Didactics 2 2 2
Diversity Retreats 1 1 1
Subtotal 9 10.5 9

Meetings/Additional Training
Fall Spring Summer
Eating Disorders Treatment Team OP OP OP
Staff Meeting 0.5 0.5 0.5
Peer Consultation 0.5 0.5 0.25
Cultural Competency Meeting 0.25 0.25 0.25
UHC All-Staff Meeting 0.25 0.25 0
Staff Case Conference 0 0 1
Subtotal 1.5 1.5 2

Administrative Time
Fall Spring Summer
Paperwork 6 5 5
Supervision Preparation n/a 1 OP
Readings and Research 2 0.5 0.5
Report Writing 0.5 0.25 0.25
Case Management 1 0.25 0.25
Summer Administrative Project 0 0 2
Subtotal 9.5 7 8.25

TOTAL TIME
Fall Spring Summer
TOTAL 40 41.5 41