Dear Prospective Intern Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at the University of St. Thomas (UST). I invite you to look through the information about our internship program (don’t miss the videos from staff and former interns) and let me know if you have any questions.

Our internship program has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1995 and was fully reaccredited in 2017 for 10 years. 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, psychological assessment, supervision, and outreach and consultation. Past and present interns describe our program as a supportive learning environment in which they can realize their personal and professional goals.

UST 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. Click here for more information on our Culture and Diversity Training Program Philosophy 

We are located along the Mississippi River close to affordable family-friendly neighborhoods, culturally diverse communities, a thriving arts and music scene, and recreation. Should you have any questions about our program, or our application process, please feel free to contact me at (651) 962-6750 or email me at

 All the best to you as you begin your internship selection process.

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GiGi Giordano, PhD, LP, 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: