Counseling Center

Training

The Counseling Center offers training to Doctoral students in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. These students may participate in one of the following programs:

INTERNSHIP

The Counseling Center at UMBC offers an APA-accredited doctoral internship in health services psychology. We are pleased to offer three full-time intern positions for the 2017 APPIC Internship Match. Applicants should have completed all required coursework, successfully passed their comprehensive examinations, and accrued a minimum of 500 intervention hours. The Counseling Center values diversity and encourages applicants of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and sexual orientation backgrounds to apply. View complete Internship Program Description.

The Counseling Center Internship Program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and will be participating in the APPIC National Match Process. All internship applications are to be submitted via the on-line APPIC Applications for Psychology Internship (AAPI On-line) system, available at www.appic.org (click on "APPI On-Line"). The program code for this internship is 2087. Applications are due by 12 midnight on November 1.

To be considered, please complete the AAPI Online (Application for Psychology Internship) with the following elements attached:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. All graduate transcripts
  3. A cover letter describing your interest in our internship program. Please be specific about your goals for internship and how our particular program will help you meet these goals.
  4. Three letters of recommendation using the APPIC Standardized Reference Form.

This internship site adheres to the APPIC Match Policies. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Applicants who will be offered an interview will be notified no later then December 15th, with interviews scheduled in early to mid-January. For further information, please contact:

Patricia L. Wick, Ph.D. (Assistant Director/Training Director) at drwick@umbc.edu.

Questions related to the program’s accreditation 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
Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Program Admission

Applicants must be enrolled in an APA-accredited graduate program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Academic coursework and preparation must be in accordance with APA accreditation standards, and all required coursework must be completed prior to the start of internship. To be considered for the internship, applicants should have passed their comprehensive examinations, successfully submitted their proposal for dissertation, and accrued a minimum of 500 intervention hours prior to submitting their application. The Counseling Center values diversity and encourages applicants of diverse ethnic, racial, age, religious, sexual orientation, and other backgrounds to apply.

Successful applicants have a strong interest in working with young adults and college student mental health, particularly within a highly multi-culturally diverse setting. They are typically interested in increasing their breadth of knowledge and clinical experience not only in individual and group counseling, but also in outreach, consultation, and supervision. Most have an interest in working in a university counseling center after graduation, although past interns have gone on to careers in other settings as well. It is strongly preferred that applicants have clinical experience in a college counseling setting, although we will consider those with relevant experience if a strong case is made for why the applicant is interested in such an internship

Minimum Hours Requirements:

Minimum Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours 500
Minimum Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours N/A

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Salary:

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $26,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A

The annual stipend for Doctoral Psychology Interns is $26,000. Interns are classified as Continent I employees for the State of Maryland and are eligible for the university health care/benefits package. If significant changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act are implemented in the future, interns will most likely be reclassified as Visiting Graduate Students.

University Benefits:

Medical Insurance Yes
Prescription Insurance (separate from Medical Insurance) Yes
Dental Insurance Yes
Term Life Insurance Yes
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Yes
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes (Rates subsidized by State of Maryland)
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes

For details on UMBC’s benefit plans, see information for Contingent I Employee Benefits at: hr.umbc.edu

Leave Benefits:

Hours of Annual Paid Time Off (includes vacation and sick days): Up to 20 days**
14 Paid University Holidays
Up to 5 days of Professional Development Leave

** Interns (and other staff members) are strongly encouraged to take time off outside of the regular semesters. Interns are expected to take 5 vacation days at the end of internship to allow Counseling Center staff transition time between internship cohorts. Interns need to be mindful of the minimum 2000 hour internship requirement when considering how to use their Personal Time Off (PTO) days. All PTO must be approved by the Training Director and will take into account clinical demands of the Counseling Center.

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, the internship program does allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns in excess of PTO.

Other Benefits available:

Up to $200 for Professional Development

Initial Post-Internship Positions*

2013-2016
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 7
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 2
Postdoc Employed
Community mental health center 1 1
Federally qualified health center
Independent primary care facility/clinic
University counseling center 1
Veterans Affairs medical center
Military health center
Academic health center
Other medical center or hospital
Psychiatric hospital
Academic university/department
Community college or other teaching setting
Independent research institution
Correctional facility
School district/system
Independent practice setting 1
Not currently employed
Changed to another field
Other
Unknown 1

*Note: The setting represents their primary position.

Updated 5/4/17

Current and Former Interns

2016 - 2017

Vicki Anagnostopoulos
American University

Current Intern

Clinton Lewin
Midwestern University

Current Intern

Kristen Pinto-Coelho
University of Maryland College Park

Current Intern

2015-2016

Michelle Chu, Psy.D.
La Salle University

Consultation

Michelle Levine
UMass - Boston

Stay at home Mom

Tymesha Pendleton, Psy.D
Loyola University Maryland

No information

2014-2015

Maury Joseph, Psy.D
George Washington University

Psychology Associate
Private Practice

Jamila Winn, Psy.D.
American School of Professional Psychology - Argosy University

Psychology Associate
Private Practice

2013-2014

Jeffery Gause, Psy.D
Nova Southeastern University

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Positive Impact

Melissa Hoffman, Psy.D.
George Washington University

Staff Psychologist
UMBC Counseling Center

2011-2013*

David Neale-Lorello, Ph.D
American University

Staff Therapist
Chase Brexton Health Services

Niveen Soliman, Ph.D
Fuller Theological Seminar

Psychology Associate
The Family Center

2009-2011*

Emilie Stuber, Psy.D
George Washington University

Staff Psychologist
UMBC Counseling Center

Paige White, Psy.D
Chicago School of Prof. Psych

Post-doctoral Fellow
Community Mental Health Council

*Part-time, two-year internship

EXTERNSHIP

The Counseling Center at UMBC is pleased to offer three openings for a 16-20 hour per week psychology externship program for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The program is designed for advanced doctoral students in APA-approved clinical or counseling psychology graduate programs who are interested in college student mental health. We strongly prefer that candidates have at least one year of supervised clinical experience prior to beginning the externship at the Counseling Center.

The primary emphasis of the externship is to develop counseling skills within a brief psychotherapy model. UMBC has a highly diverse student population so there is a focus on the ongoing development of multicultural competency. Externs will see an average of 8-10 individual therapy clients per week and may have the opportunity to either process-observe or co-lead a therapy group, depending on trainee experience and the availability of a group. A minimum of two hours of supervision are provided weekly. A secondary emphasis is on outreach programming. Externs will have the opportunity to present Skills for Success workshops, participate in mental health screenings, or represent the Counseling Center in other outreach efforts throughout the year.

The Counseling Center has a strong commitment to embracing diversity and increasing multicultural competency. We value having staff from a broad range of backgrounds and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

View complete program description.

All applications should include the following:

  • A Letter of Interest, which describes why you are interested in training at the Counseling Center, areas of clinical interest, and previous clinical experience.
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Informal Graduate Transcript
  • The completed Director of Clinical Training Consent Form signed across the seal.
  • Two letters of recommendation that identify both strengths and growth areas.

The application deadline is February 17, 2017. Application materials may be submitted electronically or by regular mail. Electronically submitted letters of recommendation must come from the letter writer directly. Submit applications electronically to soonhee@umbc.edu. If the application is mailed, the materials must be submitted all together in one envelope, with letters of recommendation signed across the seal; the application packet must be received by the deadline. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be offered to qualified candidates on a rolling basis.

Final notification about acceptance to the externship will be given by the second Friday in March (March 10, 2017).

Please submit your application to:

Soonhee Lee, Ph.D, Counseling Center
Student Development and Success Center
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

For further information please contact Soonhee Lee, Ph.D. (Externship Coordinator) at soonhee@umbc.edu.

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