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Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
UNIVERSITY COUNSELING SERVICES
DOCTORAL INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH SERVICE PSYCHOLOGY

INTERNSHIP ADMISSIONS, SUPPORT, AND INITIAL PLACEMENT DATA

Date Program Tables are updated: 08/31/21; revised 09/21/21

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Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

Applicants must be enrolled in an APA or CPA Accredited counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program or their program must be actively pursuing APA/CPA Accreditation (with site visit completed or an approved date set). 
 
Prior to the application deadline, applicants must complete 500 direct contact intervention hours (virtual okay), and their comprehensive/qualifying exams. Applicants are required to complete all coursework, supervised practica experience, and dissertation or doctoral project proposals (when applicable) prior to the onset of internship. All applicants must be certified as ready for internship by their doctoral programs.  
 
In addition to having solid clinical skills, successful applicants demonstrate a strong interest in providing culturally-informed psychological services to diverse clients. While not a requirement, it is helpful when candidates have group therapy and/or outreach experience. Preference is given to candidates who have interest and experience in university counseling center work. Comparable work experience is also acceptable. Strong applicants should have constructive interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals.

Application Requirements

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Direct Contact Hours
Direct Contact Type
Total Direct Contact Intervention HoursYesAmount: 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment HoursNoAmount: 0

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment at California State University, Northridge. Background screenings will be conducted after the Match. Applicants who match to our program but do not successfully pass the background check will be dismissed from the internship (see APPIC Match Policy).

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Financial and Benefit Support Details
Financial and Benefit Support Details
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns$34,320
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time InternsN/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided
Trainee contribution to cost required?Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available?Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available?Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)16 hours per month of vacation time; 1 Personal Holiday per calendar year
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave8 hours per month
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time of and sick leave?Yes
Other Benefits (please describe):Access to Dental Insurance and Vision insurance.  12 University Holidays.  Access to excellent library; faculty parking rate; faculty rate for use of the Student Recreation Center; faculty discount at the campus bookstore; discount event tickets.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts: 2017-2020)

Post Internship Positions
Aggregate Number of Interns
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts9
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree0
Post Internship Positions Tally
 PDEP
Academic teaching00
Community mental health center10
Consortium00
University counseling center42
Hospital/Medical Center00
Veterans Affairs Health Care System00
Psychiatric facility00
Correctional facility00
Health maintenance organization00
School district/system00
Independent practice setting20
Other00

Note: "PD" – Post-doctoral residency position; "EP" = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.