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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Tables (updated June 6, 2017)

Internship Program Admissions

The UVa CAPS internship program provides a structured and progressive training experience with the explicit goals of fostering the development of core clinical and counseling skills, as well as professional attitudes and behavior. It is the intention of the training program to develop compassionate and authentic professionals prepared for general health service psychology practice in a wide range of clinical settings, with a focus on individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, supervision provision, and outreach and university consultation. CAPS also nurtures the development of individual interests and beginning specialties, and particularly values an affirming attitude towards all forms of diversity. CAPS internship training builds on the knowledge and skills that interns acquire during doctoral training and prepares them for entry level positions as health service psychologists. Training activities facilitate learning in the provision of clinical services to students, outreach and consultation with University community members, utilization of research and scholarly material to support evidenced-based practice, and provision of supervision. Interns further develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to support professional functioning in the areas of ethics, cultural and individual difference, use and provision of supervision, inter-professional and interdisciplinary clinical consultation, communication/interpersonal skills, and overall professional values and attitudes. Our individual psychotherapy training focuses upon the application of contemporary attachment and emotion informed brief therapy models, and group therapy is predominately informed by process and psycho-educational models of treatment.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours N Y 430 hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours N Y N/A

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $33,500
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
Trainee contribution to cost required? No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 176
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave Included in PTO
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes
Other Benefits (please describe)

Malpractice Insurance

Administrative and Technical Support

$280 Professional Development Grant

Parking Eligibility

Reduced Cost Athletic Facilities Membership

Initial Post-Internship Positions (cohort years beginning 2014-2016)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 9
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 1
Placement Type
(PD = Post-doctoral residency; EP = Employed Position)
Community mental health center 1
Federally qualified health center
Independent primary care facility/clinic
University counseling center 5 1
Veterans Affairs medical center
Military health center
Academic health center 1
Other medical center or hospital
Psychiatric hospital
Academic university/department
Community college or other teaching setting
Independent research institution
Correctional facility
School district/system
Independent practice setting
Not currently employed 1
Changed to another field

Initial Post--Internship Placements

Postdoctoral Fellow – UC Santa Cruz, Counseling and Psychological Services
Postdoctoral Resident - George Washington U., Center for Prof. Psychology, Center Clinic
Post-graduate Fellow – Temple University, Tuttleman Counseling Services

Postdoctoral Fellow and CAPS Counselor in Residence – University of Colorado Health Services
Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Michigan, Counseling and Psychological Services
Postdoctoral Fellow – Virginia Commonwealth University, University Counseling Services

Staff Therapist – University of Maryland Counseling Center
ABD – Completion of Dissertation / Part Time Therapist
Staff Psychologist / Group Coordinator – UVa Student Health, CAPS

Post-Doctoral Fellow – U. Delaware, Center for Counseling and Student Development
Post-Doctoral Resident - Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services, UVa
Post-Doctoral Fellow – St. Joseph University, Counseling and Psych Services (Philadelphia, PA)

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Training – Regent University
Psychology Associate – Georgetown University, Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Staff Therapist - Private Practice – Northern Virginia

Post-doctoral Resident – Villanova University Counseling Center
Post-doctoral Fellow – Emory U. School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Staff Therapist – The Reginald S. Lourie Center (Rockville, MD)

Adjunct Professor – George Mason University
Staff Clinician - Saint Luke Institute (Silver Spring, MD)
ABD – Completion of Dissertation (expected in December of 2011)
Currently – Assistant Professor, National Kaohslung Normal University, Taiwan

Staff Clinician – Eastern Carolina University, Counseling Center
Post-Doctoral Fellow – University of Delaware, Center for Counseling and Student Development
Post-Doctoral Fellow – University of Georgia, Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Psychology Resident – Western Psychological and Counseling Services, Portland, OR
Post-Doctoral Resident – Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, Baltimore, MD
Resident in Psychology - University of Virginia, Counseling and Psychological Services

Post-Doctoral Resident - Mount Holyoke College, Counseling Services
Post-Doctoral Resident – Georgetown University, Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Psychology Resident - Western Missouri Mental Health Center, Kansas City, MO

Post-Doctoral Resident, Department of Neurology, UVa Hospital
Resident in Psychology - UVa Student Health CAPS, Charlottesville, VA
Assistant Editor (ABD), Duquesne University Press, Pittsburgh, PA

Resident in Psychology – Virginia Commonwealth University, Counseling Services
Post-Doctoral Resident – Georgetown University, Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Resident in Psychology (part-time) – University of Virginia, Learning Needs and Evaluation Center

Post-Doctoral Resident, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Post-Doctoral Resident, Behavioral Medicine Clinic, UVa Hospital
Post-Doctoral Resident, Department of Psychiatry, UVa Hospital

Post-Doctoral Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, UVa Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology - University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Assistant Professor of Psychology - Auburn University, Montgomery, AL
Resident in Psychology - Behavioral Medicine Clinic, UVa Hospital

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