Doctoral Psychology Internship

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you as you endeavor to learn more about the Doctoral Psychology Internship here at North Carolina State University’s Counseling Center.  Here at the Counseling Center, we are in the midst of an exciting time of expansion, including expansion of our training programs.  The Doctoral Psychology Internship began providing training during the Fall of 2014, and started with a cohort of two.  Moving into the Fall of 2015, we expanded the cohort to 3 and will expand the cohort to 4 during the 2016-2017 internship year.  Our training staff is multidisciplinary, and doctoral interns will have the opportunity to learn from and work with psychologists, counselors, social workers and psychiatrists.   Additionally, we are currently members of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and in November of 2016, we were granted “accredited, on contingency” status by the American Psychological Association.  This means that our program has been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation, and we have been found to meet all requirements of an accredited program, with the exception of having outcome data (we will submit this data within one year).  What this means is that any applicant who matched to our Center for Internship would be able to say that they received training from an APA Accredited internship site.

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 sensitivity, 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 dccarden@ncsu.edu.

Warmly,

Chris Carden, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of 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.

Program Goals/Objectives and Values

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.

Model of Training

Our training program is based on the values inherent in the Practitioner-Scholar model. 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.

Evaluation Procedures

All staff involved in training will give feedback designed to both support and challenge the trainee’s development. Learn more.

Intern Stipend, Leave, and Benefits

The Doctoral Psychology Internship is a full-time, one year, paid internship. Learn more.

Application Process

Complete description of the application process, required materials, and deadlines. Learn more.