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Program tables updated: July 2017
Internship Program Admissions
CAPS is the primary mental health service provider for the Oregon State University community. The overall objective of our APA accredited internship in health services psychology is to prepare Doctoral Interns to function independently, ethically and with multicultural competence. We only accept applicants from APA or CPA-accredited programs. Given our setting, we also require that our candidates have experienced at least one practicum in a university counseling center. Interns receive primary supervision from experienced, licensed psychologists but also can receive area of emphasis (AOE) supervision and group supervision from staff of other disciplines. The culture of training extends to all elements of CAPS and we strive to maintain an atmosphere of open door consultation. Doctoral interns provide all services that senior staff provide once they are oriented to our clinical system. These services include individual therapy, group therapy, triage/walk in appointments, consultations, and engaging in CAPS’ mental health promotions efforts. Like many counseling centers, CAPS is a busy agency as clinicians balance multiple clinical and administrative tasks and interests. Interns are supported to manage their caseloads in a time-limited setting and to balance their interests with the need for self-care.
The program requires that applicants have obtained the following:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Y, 450 direct adult/adolescent hours 225 of these hours must be in individual work.
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: N.
Must have passed comprehensive exams by time of application
Financial and other benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns: $32, 000
Annual stipend/salary for half-time interns: N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for interns: yes
Trainee contribution to cost required: yes, $49.25 per month for employee coverage
Coverage of family members available: yes
Coverage of legally married partner available: yes
Coverage of domestic partners available: yes
Hours of annual paid personal time off: The program provides 20 days of leave time (sick or vacation) and 5 days of professional development time.
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns in excess of personal time off and sick leave: yes
Other benefits: Interns also receive dental and vision coverage. They have access to university facilities and libraries. Each intern has a private office and computer with internet access. CAPS is closed for 9 university holidays. Interns receive 5 days for professional development and are allocated $750 in funds for training or materials that can support this development. Some leave time for dissertation work is also permitted.
Initial post-internship positions
Total # of interns who were in the last 3 cohorts (2012-2015): 12
Total # of interns who did seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree—none
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