Application and Selection Process
Applicants must be doctoral students currently enrolled in APA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology programs. Prior to the application submission, applicants must have obtained 400 intervention hours, 200 of which are hours of direct service with adult populations, which includes intakes, individual, couples, and group therapy. Interns must have successfully passed their comprehensive examinations and received approval for their dissertation proposal no later than the ranking deadline for the APPIC Match. Interns must also have completed all appropriate coursework prior to beginning internship.
In addition to the aforementioned requirements, preference will be given to applicants who:
- Demonstrate interest and experience working in university counseling centers through practicum and employment experiences.
- Are interested in personal and professional integration.
- Demonstrate a commitment and value to issues of diversity.
- Are interested in an internship that utilizes a relational, "use of self" model, focusing on self-reflection and awareness.
- Have experience with group therapy.
- Have experience with brief therapy.
- Have received approval for their dissertation proposals by the application deadline.
Final hiring for matched applicants is dependent upon satisfactory results from a criminal background check, and a background check concerning sexual exploitation of clients. We will contact employers from the past five years to determine whether any sexual exploitation of clients has occurred. These background checks are completed following the match.
We only accept applications that are submitted electronically via the APPIC AAPI online system.
Applications should include:
- A curriculum vitae
- Official transcripts of all graduate work
- Three letters of recommendation, at least two from clinical supervisors.
All applications must be received by Wednesday, Nov.1, 2017.
After reviewing all completed applications, the Intern Selection Committee will determine what candidates to invite for an interview. All applicants will be notified of their status by Dec. 15, 2017.
The Intern Selection Committee will interview all candidates using on-site or Skype interviews. On-site interviews will be approximately half a day, with interviewees rotating through three to four brief interviews with a small group of staff and current interns, followed by lunch and a tour of campus. Skype interviews would follow a similar format of rotating small group interviews.
Interviews will be conducted the week of Jan. 1st and Jan.8th, 2018.
When applicants match with our site, they will be provided an intern "buddy" to help navigate transition questions, including questions about the area, childcare options, etc.
Our selection process follows all APPIC guidelines and APPIC Match Policies www.appic.org. Specifically, our internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training site will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from an intern applicant.
If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact the Training Director, Dr. Ellie Hakim, at 972-883-2575 or [email protected].
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.