Weekly Intern Training and Service Activities

The Counseling and Psychological Services Internship is a 2,000 hour, full-time, 12 month internship. Interns are expected to devote 40 hours per week to the internship. There are 12 University holidays and one floating holiday are included in this 2,000 hour requirement. It is therefore the intern's responsibility to accrue at a minimum 1,896 hours of service during the year, using the guidelines listed below. These guidelines are based on averages from APA-approved counseling center internships nationally and assume a minimum of 500 direct service hours. As licensure requirements for different states vary, interns should ensure that they accrue sufficient direct service hours (usually 25% of total hours) to be license-eligible. Also, some states require 2,000 actual hours, so interns should plan accordingly.

Direct Service

Direct service is defined loosely as face-to-face contact with public clientele

Individual/Group Therapy Clients 9 hours/week
Crisis/Intake 4 hours/week
Outreach/Consultation 1 hour/week
Initial Consultation Appointment 1 hour/week
Supervision Given to Practicum Student 1 hour/week
Tape Review 1 hour/week
Case Management 2 hours/week

Indirect Service

A. Supervision Received
  Individual Therapy Clients 2 hours/week
  Supervision Prep 1 hour/week
  CAPS Case Consultation 2 hours/week
  Supervision of Supervision Seminar 4 hours/month
  Group Supervision Seminar 2 hours/month
  Consultation/Outreach Seminar 2 hours/month
B. Professional Development
  Dissertation Release, Conferences, Seminars, etc.* 2 hours/week
  Intern Seminar 1.5 hours/week
  Intern Support Group 1 hour/week
  Professional Development Days 5 days/year
C. Meetings
  Intern Meetings 1 hour/week
  Committee Meetings 1-2 hours/month
(as schedules permit)
D. Office Administration 1 hours/week

* The internship allows two hours of professional development release time per week, depending on the time of year and the status of intern caseloads. At peak times during the year, interns may not routinely be able to use this time, as the center's first priority is client care.

Intern Seminars

Intern Seminar meets jointly with the University of Minnesota Student Counseling Center’s doctoral intern cohort and alternates location between the UST and the U of MN campuses. Topics for intern seminars include, professional development issues, clinical presentations in the general population and among college students, assessment, diversity, specific treatment modalities, and ethical issues. Click on the link below to view the most recent seminar schedule.