Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
August 2019- August 2020
The Internship Program is NOT accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. If you have questions about this, please contact Brent Elwood, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About our Program
- The Counseling Center: An Overview
- The University Environment
- Internship Aims and Approach to Training
- Training Components
- Successful Completion of Internship, Evaluation, and Competencies
- Average Weekly Time Schedule
- Center and University Policies
- Orientation to Staff
- Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
- How to Apply
- A Final Word
- Training and Center Changes During the Pandemic
*Next Site Visit 2024
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
The primary aim of our Internship is to prepare psychologists who are capable of and committed to providing ethical, professional, and socially-just psychological services. To achieve this goal we support the interns’ personal and professional development in the various roles they will be required to fulfill. Fundamental to each of these roles are the intra- and and interpersonal skills required in psychotherapy, crisis intervention, group facilitation, outreach, 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 clinical services and other professional activities of the Center. We attempt to individualize the internship experience so that special needs or skills of each intern can be explored or enhanced.
The internship training program at the Counseling Center is well-respected nationally, with approximately 50 applicants applying each year for our three internship positions. We have been an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship since 1981. 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 professionals in an active counseling center. This training is supervised by a multidisciplinary staff . Doctoral level graduate students in accredited clinical and counseling psychology programs are eligible to apply. A stipend of approximately $36,000 is offered as well as University benefits and vacation.