Dear Prospective Intern Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. I invite you to look through the information about our internship program (don’t miss the videos from staff and former interns) and let us know if you have any questions.
Our internship program was first developed in 1992 and has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1995. We have an enthusiastic and committed training staff who take great pride in our mission to provide a comprehensive, developmental training experience, with an emphasis on learning through application of evidence-based practice in psychology. We believe people learn and work best in a supportive, collegial atmosphere; therefore we provide the type of environment that encourages intern development of professional identity, clinical skills, confidence, autonomy, and self-understanding. Interns at UST/CAPS gain experience in individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, career counseling, psychological assessment, supervision to practicum students and outreach and consultation. Interns, past and present, characterize our program as being a supportive learning environment in which they can realize their personal and professional goals for their internship year.
The University of St. Thomas is a mid-sized university located along the banks of the Mississippi River close to affordable neighborhoods in St. Paul and Minneapolis, conducive to walking, biking, and running, a thriving cultural arts and restaurant scene, and easy access to outdoor recreation. The physical facilities of CAPS are greatly supportive of training, with comfortable offices, webcams, and access to the University library resources.
The University of St. Thomas is committed to the inclusion, welcome, and support of individuals from all groups, encompassing the various characteristics of persons in our community and seeks to create a campus culture where all members of the community can thrive. Counseling and Psychological Services fully supports the university's commitment and is dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways.
All the best to you as you begin your internship selection process.
Deb Broderick, Psy.D., L.P.
Director of Training
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org