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

Direct Service Hours
Fall Spring Summer
Triage 2 2 1
Intake Appointments 3 2 2
Individual/Couples Counseling 12 14 12
Crisis/Urgent Counseling 1 1 1
Group Counseling 1.5 1.5 1.5
Outreach/Consultation 0.75 0.75 1.25
Assessment 0.25 0.25 0.25
Provision of Supervision* 1 0 0
Concentration Area** * * *
Subtotal 21.5 21.5 19

*Provision of Supervision hours are included during times the intern is providing supervision

**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 1.5 1.5 1.5
Intern Case Conference 0.75 0.5 0
Intern Professional Development 1 1 1
Intern Seminars/Didactics 2 2 2
Diversity Retreats 0.5 0.5 0.5
Subtotal 9.25 9 8.5

Meetings/Additional Training
Fall Spring Summer
Concentration/Team Meeting 0.25 0.25 0.25
Intern/Peer Meeting 0.5 0.5 0.5
Cultural Competency Training 0.5 0.5 0.5
Staff Professional Development 0.25 0.25 0.25
Staff Case Conference 1 1 1
Subtotal 2.5 2.5 2.5

Administrative Time
Fall Spring Summer
Paperwork 5 5 5
*Supervision Preparation 1 0 0
Readings and Research 1 1 2
Case Management 1 1.5 1
Summer Administrative Project 0 0 2
Subtotal 8 7.5 10

*Supervision prep time is included during times intern is providing supervision


TOTAL TIME
Fall Spring Summer
TOTAL 41.25 40.5 40