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Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology - APA Accredited

The Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services' (CAPS) Doctoral Internship has been in existence since 1996 and is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). 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

CAPS doctoral internship provides quality training focused on eight basic areas of psychological practice important in a university counseling center or similar setting: individual therapy; group therapy; psycho-educational and psychological assessment; outreach and consultation activities; providing clinical supervision; awareness of and responsiveness to diversity issues; ethical and professional behavior; and professional development. While interns at CAPS are expected to function semi-autonomously, they can also expect to work and learn in an atmosphere characterized by respect and support. Overall, the goal of our internship is to create mentoring relationships and a learning environment in which interns can hone their skills and grow professionally in a safe and supervised setting. In addition to a number of required core experiences, our training allows an intern flexibility in choosing elective experiences consistent with his or her professional goals.

Application deadline for Phrase Two Thursday, February 23.

For information on the program and application process please refer to the Internship Brochure.

We do not offer onsite interviews or formal open house during the selection process. We are, however, happy to offer you a tour of our center at your convenience. If you are interested, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Dr. Eri Bentley, to make an arrangement. We also offer a tour during the lunch break at our annual conference. This year it is on April 21st. Dr. Robert Brooks will present on “The power of mindsets: A strength-based approach for nurturing resilience in our clients and ourselves.”  We’ll use the first 30 minutes of the lunch break (1-1/2 hour long) for a tour by Dr. Bentley and some of the current interns. Please note visiting us on site will not increase your chance of being ranked, and we do not judge candidates negatively for not visiting us.   

If you have questions please feel free to contact the internship Coordinator, Dr. Eri Bentley at