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Letter from the Training Director

September 7, 2018

Dear Psychology Internship Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services predoctoral internship. At USU CAPS we love all of our training programs, and we are so excited to share information about our predoctoral internship with you. We hope our program offers many of the training components you are looking for.

As posted in our APPIC Directory, our application deadline will be Monday November 19, 2018. We will have 3 full-time (40-45 hours per week) internship positions available August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020 with a stipend of $30,000 plus full staff benefits (e.g., health and dental insurance, vacation, sick leave) in accordance with Utah State University policy.

Details of the internship program can be found in our Internship Brochure on the website. However, to assist you in becoming better acquainted with USU CAPS, I will briefly highlight some of the unique aspects of our training program:

Diverse Caseload. At USU CAPS, interns have the opportunity to hand select their clients to create a caseload that matches their personal and professional interests. During case staffings, interns will have the first choice in selecting clients, allowing them to create a highly diverse caseload including presenting concern, racial identity, sexual identity, gender identity, religious identity, etc.

Group Therapy. The group program at USU CAPS is well established. We offer support groups, psychoeducational groups, and process groups each semester. Interns co-lead a minimum of 4 therapy groups with a permanent clinical staff member and/or another intern.

Psychoeducational & Psychological Assessment. USU CAPS provides all assessments for students referred by the USU Disability Resource Center. Interns have the opportunity to develop their assessment skills and will complete a minimum of 10 full battery assessments and reports.

Teaching & Supervision. Interns will have an opportunity to select co-teaching the advanced practicum class or the REACH Peers class with a professional staff member. Additionally interns supervise the clinical work of one undergraduate REACH Peer and one advanced practicum doctoral student. Interns will also participate in biweekly Supervision of Supervision training during the spring semester.

Couples. Utah State University has a higher percentage of married students in comparison to universities in other regions of the country. As a result, interns will have the opportunity to provide couples counseling under supervision if this is an area of interest.

Collaborative Outreach & Consultation. Interns have numerous opportunities to provide outreach and consultation services to academic departments and campus organizations. Interns also select a three hour per week outreach project with another office on campus.

Dissertation Completion Support. Interns are supported by all staff members to complete their dissertation during their internship year. Interns who have not completed their dissertation prior to internship may select a three hour a week professional development project that allows them to focus on their dissertation work during regular CAPS hours.

The professional staff at USU CAPS are passionate about training and supervision. As an intern at CAPS, you will find that staff psychologists are highly invested in your personal and professional development. We hope you will thoroughly explore our internship materials and our USU CAPS website ( to learn more about our program. USU CAPS respects the dignity, diversity, and individuality of all, and we encourage applicants representing a diverse range of backgrounds to apply to our internship.

To apply for an internship position for the 2019-2020 year, please complete the AAPI Online. The details are available at the APPIC web site. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime with questions you may have about USU CAPS. I look forward to hearing from you and to a great 2019-2020 internship year!

Best wishes,
Amy Kleiner, PhD
(435) 797-1012