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Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, developmental training experience, with an emphasis on learning through the application of evidence-based practice in psychology.

Our program stands out for several reasons:

  • Outstanding supervision from experienced and supportive training staff
  • An emphasis on personal development of interns as healthy and balanced professionals
  • Excellent training experience in psychotherapy, supervision, individual and group counseling, psychological assessment, crisis intervention, and outreach and consultation
  • As members of a diverse campus and metropolitan community, we are strongly committed to increasing awareness of diversity and inclusion in clinical service and training.

Past and present interns describe our program as a supportive learning environment in which they can realize their personal and professional goals.

Upcoming Internship Program Dates at the University of St. Thomas: August 15, 2022 – August 16, 2023

Meet our Training Team

Becca Bertram, PsyD, LP
Debra Broderick, PsyD, LP
Saras Bhadri, PsyD, LP
GiGi Giordano, PhD, LP
Kelli Howard, PhD, LP
J. Phillip Rosier, Jr., PsyD, LMFT
Gina Liddell-Westefeld, MA, LPCC

APA Accreditation

Our Doctoral Internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Society

For questions about the program’s accreditation status, contact the Commission on Accreditation by calling 202-336-5979, emailing apaaccred@apa.org or writing:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

2022 Internship Admission Support and Initial Placement Data

Our Training Approach

  • Learning Through Practice
  • Empowering Clients & Colleagues
  • Committed to Diversity
  • Learning Through Practice

    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 the 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.

    Empowering Clients & Colleagues

    We believe people learn and work best in a supportive, collegial atmosphere; therefore, we provide a nurturing environment in which we expect interns to stretch, take risks and grow into confident, competent, ethical psychologists who can empower clients and colleagues. Interns characterize our strengths as providing both excellent supervision and a balanced learning environment in which they can set their goals and objectives.

    Committed to Diversity

    St. Thomas is committed to the inclusion 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 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. We maintain strong partnerships with the St. Thomas offices of Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, International Student Services, and Disability Resources.

    Learning Through Practice

    Learning Through Practice

    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 the 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.

    Empowering Clients & Colleagues

    Empowering Clients & Colleagues

    We believe people learn and work best in a supportive, collegial atmosphere; therefore, we provide a nurturing environment in which we expect interns to stretch, take risks and grow into confident, competent, ethical psychologists who can empower clients and colleagues. Interns characterize our strengths as providing both excellent supervision and a balanced learning environment in which they can set their goals and objectives.

    Committed to Diversity

    Committed to Diversity

    St. Thomas is committed to the inclusion 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 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. We maintain strong partnerships with the St. Thomas offices of Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, International Student Services, and Disability Resources.

    Learning Objectives & Outcomes

    We provide a training experience where interns learn both about the clinical work of a practicing psychologist, and about themselves as clinicians, so interns who are highly committed to supervision and to self-reflection do especially well here.

    See Objectives & Outcomes

    Program Structure & Benefits

    Our Doctoral Internship is a 2,000 hour, full-time, 12-month program. The internship year begins the second Monday of August each year and ends one year and one day the following August.

    See Structure & Benefits
    Training Philosophy at CAPS

    Training Program Philosophy

    We believe people learn and work best in a supportive, collegial atmosphere. We strive to provide an environment that allows interns to take risks and grow into confident, competent, ethical psychologists.