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Internship Position and Time Requirements

Each doctoral intern is required to train at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 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

Hours per Week
Direct Service Hours
Fall Spring Summer
Initial Evaluations 4 4 4
Individual/Relational Counseling 17.5 17 20
Crisis Care (Walk-ins) * * *
Group Counseling 1.5** ** **
Outreach/Consultation 0.5 0.5 1
Assessment * * *
Provision of Supervision N/A 1.5 N/A
Subtotal 23.5 23 24
*Assessment & Crisis Hours are not included in this subtotal as they are part of direct hours provided during other clinical service hours (e.g., individual counseling, outreach, crisis)
**The expectation for Group Counseling is at least one group during the internship year.
Supervision/Training
Primary Supervision 2 2 2
Secondary Supervision 0.5 0.5 N/A
Supervision of Group Work 0.5 ** **
Supervision of Supervision N/A 1.5 N/A
Intern Case Conference 1.5 1 0
Intern Seminar Day/NICPP 2 2 2
Diversity Retreats 0.5 0.25 0.5
Staff Case Conferene 0 0 1
Subtotal 7 7.25 5.5
Meetings/Additional Training
Staff Meeting 0.5 0.5 0.5
Intern Check in with TD 1 0.5 0.25
Committee on Inclusive Excellence 0.5 0.5 0.5
Intern Professional Development 0.25 0.25 0.25
Subtotal 2.25 1.75 1.5
Administrative Time
Paperwork, Readings, & Case Management 7.25 8 7
*Supervision Preparation 0 * 0
Summer Administrative Project 0 0 2
Subtotal 7.25 8 9
*Supervision prep time is included in paperwork.
TOTAL TIME
TOTAL 40 40 40