As doctoral interns train with us, they will notice that our training model is developmental in nature. We work to create learning experiences for interns which are unique and based upon feedback from interns regarding their needs, abilities and career aspirations. As a training staff, we are dedicated to understanding these needs, abilities and career aspirations, with the intention of providing the most useful training environment for each intern. Our staff are diverse in training and theoretical orientation, and are excited to share their knowledge. As a staff, we are also dedicated to continuing development around cultural humility, and appreciate interns who strive to develop this same piece of professional identity. Thank you for exploring our site as you learn more about our training philosophy, and the day-to-day functioning of the Doctoral Psychology Internship here at NC State’s Counseling Center. Please let me know if you have any questions. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Carden, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Doctoral Psychology Training
Internship Program Description
The Counseling Center offers trainees the opportunity in virtually ever area of center functioning to provide a rich training experience and preparation to enter the mental health care field. Learn more.
Aims of the Training Program
We feel that learning is developmental, and that trainees have different needs that change with time and experience. We wish to support interns in both their personal and professional growth. Learn more.
Profession-Wide Competencies and Training Process
The NC State training program is based on the idea that good training is delivered via a developmental, sequential training process. As practitioners, we value the learning that comes through direct experience with others and thoughtful self-reflection. As scholars, we recognize the importance of theory, research and critical thinking. Learn more.
Sample Weekly Schedule
A sample 40-hour weekly schedule is provided. While the experiences described in this section generally remain constant, the specific number of hours devoted to each activity may vary. Learn more.
All staff involved in training will give feedback designed to both support and challenge the trainee’s development. Learn more.
Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
The Doctoral Psychology Internship is a full-time, one year, paid internship. Learn more.
Complete description of the application process, required materials, and deadlines. Learn more.
Past and Current DPI Cohorts
A list of the past cohorts, plus the current cohort of DPIs (Doctoral Psychology Interns). Learn more.