Doctoral Internship Program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Counseling and Psychological Services offers a 2000 hour, twelve month, full-time APA-accredited Health Services Psychology internship. Interns participate in a wide array of clinical experiences, while receiving high quality supervision. Our training program places primary emphasis on helping interns to develop clinical expertise and strong skills in individual therapy, triage, crisis work and group therapy. We also provide opportunities for training and involvement in a variety of special interest areas and prevention and outreach activities.

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Letter to Prospective Applicant

Dear Prospective Applicant, Thank you for your interest in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Counseling and Psychological Services’ (UNC-CH CAPS) APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship Program in Health Services Psychology. Congratulations on starting the next part of your journey towards becoming a psychologist. We understand that applying for internship can be a daunting process, and […]

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Videos from Intern Cohort 2019-2020

Here are some videos from intern cohort 2019-2020 where they share experiences from internship. Please read over the outline of the videos to see the different topics covered, such as culture of CAPS, support around academic obligations/job search, what the training looks like, and some highlights. Culture of CAPS Work/life balance Communication between staff and […]

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Overview of Training Program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Counseling and Psychological Services offers a 2000 hour, twelve month, full-time APA-accredited Health Services Psychology internship. The overall goal of the training program is to help interns develop into professional psychologists who can think about, and integrate into their practice, the values and qualities that we have found […]

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Sample Intern Daily Schedule

The following sample schedule provides a guide that may be used by interns to see what a typical day and week at UNC-CAPS entail.  Move on to Setting and Staff Information

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Setting and Staff Information

Setting UNC Counseling and Psychological Services addresses the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows and spouses. Our multi-disciplinary staff is composed of eight psychologists, four psychiatrists, seven social workers and four administrative support staff. We are part of Campus Health, which is administratively located within Student Affairs. We offer a […]

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CAPS Services

Students engage our services via a triage system. No appointment is needed to access this system. Eligible individuals may visit anytime between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday or 9:30 - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Friday to receive same-day attention by a […]

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Our Model of Training

Our program is grounded in a practitioner-scholar model of training. Consistent with this model, we assist interns in integrating critical thinking skills, a strong foundation in theory, scientific inquiry, empirical literature and use of local data (empirical data collected from the UNC population) to inform their clinical practice. The program utilizes a developmental sequential training […]

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Goals and Objectives

Goal #1: Interns will demonstrate the ability to think about, and integrate into their professional functioning, overarching ideas, values and skills, that we believe are essential for practicing as competent entry level professional psychologists. Objective(s) for Goal #1: Interns will... Demonstrate competence in multicultural awareness and sensitivity; and will integrate multicultural competence into their functioning […]

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Training Strategies

Orientation The first two weeks of the internship are dedicated to orientation, which introduces the interns to the organization and training program. Orientation provides an overview of services offered by CAPS and the skills required to perform these services. Some aspects of the orientation are for the interns only and are designed to help them […]

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Specialty Areas

In addition to the generalist emphasis of our program, interns will have the ability to develop and hone a specialization in an area of interest. These specialty areas provide an opportunity for interns to individualize their schedule according to their special interest areas. This specialization can encompass individual clinical interventions, community outreach initiatives and working […]

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Seminar Schedule

Fall 2021 August 24                    Trauma in university counseling centers (Ilana Krakauer) August 31                    Working with African American students at PWIs (Antonia Pendleton) September 7                Gender identity and gender expression (Avery Cook) September 14              CBT skills for pandemic-related stressors (Anna Lock) September 21              Substance use (Avery Cook) September 28              Termination (Ilana Krakauer and Amy Leach) […]

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Stipend and Benefits

The stipend for the year-long (August 1 through July 31) full-time internship for 2018-2019 will be $30, 688 to be paid in increments on a monthly basis. This stipend has been modified to reflect the interns’ purchase of a health insurance plan of their choice and payment of associated premiums. Please note that this appointment may […]

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Accreditation Status

We have been an APA Accredited Psychology Internship Program since March 2011. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:  Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 Phone: 202-336-5979 / email: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation Apply for the Doctoral Psychology Internship program.

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Doctoral Psychology Internship Application

Application We appreciate your interest in the UNC Counseling and Psychological Services Doctoral Internship Program. We will offer four full-time positions for the 2020-2021 internship year, each carrying a stipend of $30,688 with vacation, professional development, and sick time provided.  You will find information about the application process below. For further information about our site and […]

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Doctoral Internship FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the doctoral internship program are answered including unique aspects of the program and details about the experience.

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