Program Tables Updated: October 2019

Internship Program Admissions

The SCC serves as the primary mental health service provider for the UT Dallas campus, a rapidly growing institution of approximately 29,500 students. UT Dallas is a diverse community comprised of 23% International students, 31% White students, 22% Asian-American students, 13% Hispanic/Latinx, 5% African-American, and 4% Bi or Multi-racial students. The SCC provides brief individual and couple counseling, crisis intervention, outreach and liaisonships with other campus entities, and extensive group therapy options.  

Applicants for the SCC internship positions must be doctoral students currently enrolled in APA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology programs. At the time of application, applicants must have obtained 400 intervention hours, 200 of which are hours of direct service with adult populations, which includes intakes, individual, couple, and group therapy hours. Applicants must have successfully passed their comprehensive examinations and received approval for their dissertation proposal no later than the ranking deadline for the APPIC Match. Applicants 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. The SCC is also seeking applicants that express an interest in exploring personal and professional integration and that are interested in an internship that utilizes a relational, "use of self" model, focusing on self-reflection and awareness. Consistent with the values of the center and the training program, the SCC seeks applicants that demonstrate a commitment and value to issues of diversity, social justice and equity. Preference will also be given to applicants having prior experience with brief therapy and with group therapy. Lastly, preference will also be given to applicants who have received approval for their dissertation proposals by the application deadline.


Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application? If yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours:  
   400 hours (200 of the 400 must be with   adult populations)
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours:  

Other Required Minimum Criteria:

  • Graduate program must be APA accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • All coursework must be completed prior to internship.
  • Comprehensive Exams must be successfully completed by the ranking deadline
  • Dissertation proposals must be approved by the ranking deadline.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-Time Interns: 
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-Time Interns:


Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

Trainee contribution to cost required:  
Coverage of family member(s) available?  
Coverage of legally married partner available?  
Coverage of domestic partner available? 
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation):
12 vacation days plus holidays and university closures (approximately 13 a year)
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave:
12 days
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?

Other Benefits that are available and/or optional:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Mandatory contribution to Teacher Retirement System
  • Five Professional Development Days
  • $100 towards Professional Development


Initial Post Internship Positions


Initial Post-Internship Positions 2014-2019
 Total # of interns who were in 5 cohorts:  15
 Total # who did not seek employment because they returned to their  program to complete doctoral degree:
 Community mental health center
 Federally qualified health center
 Independent primary care facility/clinic
 University counseling center
 Veterans Affairs medical center
 Military health center
 Academic health center
 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 empoyed
 Changed to another field
Note: "PD" = Post-doctoral residency position; "EP" = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.