Applicants must be current doctoral students in a counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or professional psychology program which requires an internship. It is preferred that applicants be enrolled in an APA accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology; however, non-accredited programs will be considered. Additionally, it is preferred to receive applications from students who have completed their dissertation proposal.
Prior to the start of the internship, applicants must have successfully completed:
A minimum equivalent of four semesters of supervised therapy practicum
A course in counseling theories/psychotherapy
A course in group counseling/theory and/or at least two semesters of group therapy direct service experience
All other course work
All qualifying/comprehensive examinations
Due to the potential for role conflicts, former clients of the TWU Counseling Center are generally not eligible for intern or practicum training. Any former clients who wish to inquire about this policy should contact the Director of Training.
University regulations require that if you are matched with our site, the Human Resources department will conduct a criminal background check. Applicants who match to our program but do not successfully pass this background check will be dismissed from the internship (see APPIC Match Policy 6b).
Desirable Applicant Characteristics
The Training Committee encourages applications from individuals who:
- view the development of competence as a life long process and are committed to that process;
- view personal and professional development as parallel processes;
- are disposed to examine the role which their own development plays in their client-therapist relationships and other professional responsibilities;
- are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and are sensitive to the limits of their professional competence;
- are open and willing to take risks;
- have an interest in working in a university counseling center or other applied setting after internship; and
- have developed a sensitivity to issues of human diversity through their academic, practicum, work, and life experiences and recognize that multicultural competence is a lifelong exploration and learning process.
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