Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology


The APA-accredited doctoral internship program at UAlbany Counseling and Psychological Services has been evolving since our first doctoral intern in 1997. In this setting, the program offers enumerable opportunities for psychology interns to gain supervised experiences in the multiple functions of a health service psychologist (including assessment, counseling, consultation, supervision, and program development) as these occur in a university counseling setting that equally values prevention, early intervention, and psychological treatment. Using diverse experiences, training seminars, individual and group supervision, and observational learning opportunities we work to prepare interns for entry level practice.

The purpose of the internship is to develop professional skills and attitudes that prepares graduates to enter the field of health service psychology . Our longstanding service delivery model, which features both clinical services and prevention, leaves the internship in an excellent position to provide this training. With our mission to develop and deliver accessible and responsive evidence based treatment, consultation, and prevention services that promote the psychological and behavioral health and psychological resilience of our diverse students, we offer interns exceptionally rich learning opportunities, which further enhance our ability to meet the needs of the campus community.

The broad goals of the training program are to develop entry level psychologists who...

  • Practice within the scope of ethical and legal guidelines and in accordance with professional standards in all professional services and activities
  • Are able to effectively produce and use research and psychological knowledge in their professional activities
  • Competently engage in a range of assessment and intervention activities with a diverse population that integrates science and practice and is culturally sensitive
  • Practice effectively within a complex system or organization
  • The internship is at the post-clerkship, post-practicum, and post-externship level, and precedes the granting of the doctoral degree.

    Our incoming intern class begins on August 9, 2017 and is expected to complete the program on August 8, 2018. Typically, our cohorts reflect gender, international, and racial diversity and consists of counseling and clinical psychology students from different parts of the country.


    Our Training Philosophy

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    Start and End Dates, Stipend, Benefits at a Glance


    About CAPS and the University at Albany

    Internship Admissions, Supports, and Initial Placement Data

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