University of Kentucky Counseling Center:Consultation and Psychological Services, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A

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   The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at the Counseling Center began its inaugural year on August 13, 2012. The internship will continue with its sixth class on August 7, 2017 with 4 full-time interns. The University of Kentucky is a member of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA) and is accredited by IACS (International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. The psychology internship program is a member of APPIC (#2227). The internship is newly accredited by APA starting in April 2015.
   The internship is 12 months, full-time, 2000 hours overall, with 500 direct clinical hours. Applicants must be doctoral candidates from Clinical and Counseling Psychology Ph.D. or Psy.D. programs (preferably APA or CPA accredited) whose training directors have certified that they are eligible and ready for internship. All coursework, practicum experience, and comprehensive exams required for the doctoral degree must be completed by the application date. Candidates who have completed their dissertation will be given preference. Competitive applicants will have college counseling center experience, outreach experience, an interest in multiculturalism, group therapy, and AD/HD assessment, and have completed 500 intervention hours on the AAPI. Our Counseling Center seeks individuals who are collaborative in nature, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, are open to learning different therapeutic approaches, are independent while valuing consultation and collaboration, and value self-reflection as a tool for professional development.

  While the training in this internship program is not specific to ACT, interns will co-lead an ACT-based group for anxiety with supervision and receive some ACT-specific training in seminars. There is also room to increase services that are ACT-based if desired.

   Details can be found at http://www.uky.edu/counselingcenter/apa-accredited-psychology-internship-program and https://membership.appic.org/directory/display/389. 

Contact Information
Diane Sobel, Ph.D.
Assistant Director/Training Director
University of Kentucky Counseling Center:
Consultation and Psychological Services
106 Frazee Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0031
Phone: (859)257-8701
FAX: (859)257-3319
Email: diane.sobel@uky.edu