Overview of Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
The Washington State University Counseling and Psychological Services Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation. The next APA site visit is scheduled for 2023.
Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street NE
Washington, DC 2002
Washington State University Counseling and Psychological Services agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant prior to Uniform Notification Day.
APPIC Number 1618 Internship Program
About Counseling and Psychological Services
We provide a wide variety of services for students, including unlimited group counseling and workshops; brief, focused individual therapy; psychological assessment; substance abuse assessment and intervention; consultation and outreach; and graduate and undergraduate training. As a unit in the Division of Student Affairs, we address the mental health needs of students and contribute to the quality of life of the campus community.
About The Internship
The 2018-2019 doctoral internship is a full-time, 12-month professional position that prepares interns for entry-level positions in a range of health service psychology settings, including university counseling centers.
The stipend is $27,938.11 with additional benefits, including health coverage, life insurance, and accrual of sick leave and vacation days. The internship begins July 1, 2018 and concludes on June 30, 2019.
The training program is designed to support ongoing self-appraisal while developing specialized skills in a range of interventions for a variety of client types and systems. Interns provide supervised individual and group counseling (and possibly couples counseling), crisis intervention, psychological testing and consultation, and outreach. Interns also supervise practicum students’ triage assessments and workshop facilitation.
Additional opportunities include biofeedback training/practice, in addition to clinically-related minor rotations or serving as a liaison to such offices as International Programs, Multicultural Student Services, and the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center. An optional three-week inpatient treatment rotation is also available.
The University and the Area
The University enrolls approximately 20,000 students, including 2,000 graduate students, and has about 1,200 faculty members. In addition, WSU has 1500-2000 students at three branch campuses. Fifty-two departments in seven colleges offer degrees in nearly 100 fields with master’s and doctoral degrees available in most.
Together with the University of Idaho, located 8 miles east in Moscow, ID, WSU provides cultural and intellectual opportunities for a combined community of 50,000. WSU is situated in rolling wheat fields, with nearby mountains, lakes and rivers of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.
Commitment to Diversity
Counseling and Psychological Services shares Washington State University’s commitment to diversity. As stated in WSU’s Administrative Professional Handbook: “WSU endeavors to model, for the state and nation, a community of individuals who seek what is best for each other. The University respects and significantly benefits from diversity such as may be expressed through racial/ethnic, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic differences among the faculty, staff, and students. The University takes seriously its responsibility to offer educational and professional opportunities equitably to all qualified persons it can accommodate. The University, through its curriculum, programs, and services, provides understanding and supportive interaction among diverse population groups and respects individuals’ personal values and ideas. It is incumbent upon each member of the WSU administration, faculty, and staff to make every good faith effort to fulfill this commitment.”