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APA Internship


Pre-Doctoral Internships in Counseling and Clinical Psychology

August 2014- August 2015
APA Accredited*

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Information for the 2014-15 internship year is now on line
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*American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002-4242

Phone: (202) 336-5979
TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123
Fax: (202) 336-5978

Introduction

The internship training program at the Counseling Center is well-respected nationally, with as many as 50 to 100 graduate students applying each year for our three internship positions. We have had an accredited APA Pre-doctoral Internship since 1978. Because interns come from a variety of universities and professional schools all across the nation, our Center is enriched with new ideas and fresh energy every year. The internship program offered by the Counseling Center at the University of Maine is designed to provide an intensive professional training experience in the varied activities carried out by an active counseling center staff. Doctoral level graduate students in clinical/counseling psychology programs are eligible to apply. A stipend of approximately $24,423 is offered and includes University benefits and vacation. The program is highly individualized so that special needs or skills of the intern can be explored or enhanced.

The primary goal of the internship is to help develop competent, skilled professionals in counseling and clinical psychology. To achieve this goal we attempt to maximize the interns’ personal and professional development in each of the roles they may later be required to fulfill. Fundamental to each of these roles are the interpersonal and clinical skills required in psychotherapy, group facilitation, prevention and education programming, consultation and other professional activities. Consequently, the development and refinement of these skills are emphasized throughout the internship. The intern functions as a full colleague with senior staff and is expected to participate in the services and other professional activities of the Center.