The Catholic University of America

 

  

Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

 

Internship Program Admissions

 Date Program Tables were updated: August 1, 2017 

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. 

 

Does the programs require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application?

Yes

 

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours

Yes

400

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours

No

NA

 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. Our APPIC site number is 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

 

  

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $26,000

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: NA  

 

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

Yes

If access to medical insurance is provided

 

Trainee contribution to cost required?

Yes

Coverage of family member(s) available?

Yes

Coverage of legally married partner available?

Yes

Coverage of domestic partner available?

No

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)

96 (12 days)

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave

96 (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/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?

Yes

Other Benefits:

Pet insurance, Employee Assistance Program, SmartBenefits Program, tuition assistance, staff meal plans

 

 

 

Initial Post-Internship Positions

 

2014-2017

Total # of interns who were in the three cohorts

9

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree

0

 

Postdoctoral residency position

Employed position

 

Community mental health center

0

0

 

Federally qualified health center

0

0

 

Independent primary care facility/clinic

0

0

 

University counseling center

4

1

 

Veterans Affairs medical center

0

0

 

Military health center

0

0

 

Academic health center

1

0

 

Other medical center or hospital

0

0

 

Psychiatric hospital

0

0

 

Academic university/department

0

0

 

Community college or other teaching setting

0

0

 

Independent research institution

0

0

 

Correctional facility

0

0

 

School district/system

0

0

 

Independent practice setting

0

3

 

Not currently employed

0

0

 

Changed to another field

0

0

 

Other

0

0

 

Unknown

0

0

 

  

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