Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated: 8/30/19
Internship Program Adminission
Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
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.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Y Amount: 400
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours N No Minimum
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
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.
Financial and other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $32,000
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 Titanium for scheduling, clinical notes, and to administer the CCAPS. All interns have access to Titanium on their computers. Clients complete intake paperwork electronically.
  • The CAPS office manager and front office staff provide excellent clerifcal 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 3 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 (2015-2018):
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
Community Mental Health Center 0 0
Federally Qualified Health Center 0 0
Independent Primary Care Facility/Clinic 0 0
University Counseling Center 0 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 1
Community College or Other Teaching Setting 0 0
Independent Research Institution 0 0
Correctional Facility 0 0
School District/System 0 0
Independent Practice Setting 0 2
Not Currently Employed 0 0
Changed to Another Field 0 0
Other 0 1
Unknown 0 0
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.