The Catholic University of America

Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Qualifications, Application Procedures, and Selection Procedures

Qualifications of Candidates

Candidates must be enrolled in an APA Accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology. All formal course work and comprehensive exams for the doctorate should be completed, including supervised practicum courses in counseling/psychotherapy by the internship start date. In addition, all candidates must complete a minimum of 400 intervention hours prior to the submission of their applications. Please see the information posted about our site on appic.org for more information. 

Application Procedures

Please use APPIC’s online application process (http://www.appic.org) and include the following:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts of all graduate work
  • Three (3) letters of reference

Our site participates in the APPIC Match process and abides by the Match policies: http://www.natmatch.com/psychint/ .

APPIC Number: 1910

Fall 2017 Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2017

Selection Procedures

Competitive candidates will be asked to come to the campus to be interviewed. These interviews provide the candidates an opportunity to meet our staff, view our facility, and learn more about the theoretical orientations of the clinicians, styles of supervision, professional activities offered, and overall feel of the agency. APPIC matches are contingent upon successful completion of standard criminal background checks. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, please contact:

Mark LaSota, Ph.D.

Director of Internship Training

Counseling Center

105 O’Boyle Hall

Catholic University of America

Washington, DC 20064

 

Email: Dr. Mark LaSota

(202) 319-5765

 

 Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

Number of Completed Applications:

101

91

93

75

Number of applicants invited for interviews:

25

26

24

26

Total number of interns:

3

3

3

3

Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs:

3

3

3

3

Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:

2

3

2

3

Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:

1

0

1

0

Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:

0

0

0

0

Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program

2

2

2

2

Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program

1

1

1

1

Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program

0

0

0

0

Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written

     

 

Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written

     

 

 

Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class

 

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

Working on dissertation/Student:

0

0

0

Postdoctoral Fellow:

3

0

1

Community Mental Health Center:

0

0

0

Health Maintenance Organization:

0

0

0

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center:

0

0

0

Military Medical Center:

0

0

0

Private General Hospital:

0

0

0

General Hospital:

0

0

0

Other Medical Center:

0

0

0

Private Psychiatric Hospital:

0

0

0

State/County/Other Public Hospital:

0

0

0

Correctional Facility:

0

0

0

School District/System:

0

0

0

University Counseling Center:

3

1

2

University Teaching Faculty:

0

0

0

2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position:

0

0

0

Medical School:

0

0

0

Academic Non-Teaching Position:

0

0

0

Research Position:

0

0

0

Independent Practice:

0

2

1

Other (e.g. consulting):

0

0

0

Not Currently Employed:

0

0

0

Changed to Other Career Field:

0

0

0

Unknown:

0

0

0