A Message from the Associate Director/Director of Training
Dear Prospective Trainee,
Training is an important and long-standing aspect of our agency identity. We invest time and thought into our training roles, and we take great pride in helping our trainees grow and develop. We have trained practicum students from UI doctoral programs for four decades. Our doctoral internship in psychology has been APA-accredited since 1979. We have expanded to include social workers in our multi-disciplinary staff, and we are excited about adding social work training.
As of the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, we will have 8.25 FTE staff psychologists who will provide supervision and/or contribute to training. We have three social workers who contribute to psychology internship and social work practicum training. We are identified as scientist-practitioners, with a clear commitment to deliver evidence-based services to diverse consumers. We strive to help our trainees deliver responsive, multiculturally competent, and effective services. We as trainers are committed to engage with our trainees to examine the assumptions that inform our work; these are inextricably linked to our life experiences and intersecting sets of privileged and oppressed identities.
We deeply respect informed consent and evaluation processes; we strive for fairness and transparency in our supervisory and training roles. We work to be responsive to our trainees’ input, so that we can provide a positive learning environment.
If a rigorous and engaged training and supervisory process appeals to you, please consider making your application. Prospective interns must be enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs; they should apply through the APPIC process. Our APPIC Program Number is 124711. Prospective practicum students must be enrolled in a UI doctoral program or the UI’s MSW program. Please contact me at Julieemail@example.com if you would like to apply for a practicum position.
Julie Corkery, Ph.D.
Associate Director/Director of Training
*Questions related to the internship 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship Setting Dates: Start of Internship: August 9, 2021
End of Internship: August 5, 2022University SettingThe University Counseling Service (UCS) is an integral part of the Division of Student Life at The University of Iowa. With approximately 33,000 students, including graduates, undergraduates, and professional students, the University is a nationally and internationally recognized academic and research institution. Important resources to the UCS internship program are the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program on campus and the close availability of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).
Aim, Competencies, and Training Methods Aim of the Internship in Health Service Psychology
The overarching aim of the internship is to prepare scientist-practitioner psychologists to serve diverse University-based individuals and communities. As scientist-practitioners, interns gain entry-level competency in the nine Profession-Wide Competencies: Research, Ethical and Legal Standards, Individual and Cultural Diversity, Professional Values and Attitudes, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Assessment, Intervention, Supervision, and Consultation and Interprofessional/ Interdisciplinary Skills. Services Provided by Interns
Supervised experiences provide grist for the mill of all other training components. The largest proportion of time is spent providing clinical services.
Evaluation Interns are systematically evaluated in all areas in which they work. Interns, in turn, evaluate their supervisors and the training program. This evaluation process, including both written and oral components, takes place in October, December, May, and August. Two evaluations of intern progress are sent to the student's academic program during the year, and the final evaluation is sent at the close of the year. The Intern Evaluation form includes supervisors’ ratings for the nine profession-wide competencies required by the APA Standards of Accreditation.Learn More
Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
Date Program Tables are updated: 07/27/2020Internship Program AdmissionsBriefly 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 requirements. We expect our trainers and trainees to engage in reflection about how our own identities and values influence our professional practice, so interns who embrace that process will be most prepared. Similarly, interns receive close supervision, so those seeking that experience will do well.Learn More
Selection Process Intern Selection Process Dates
November 5, 2020 10:59 pm Central Time
UCS Application Deadline
December 14, 2020
Selection and notification by email of candidates for interviews
January 14, 15, 2020
Opportunity for one-hour Zoom Meeting with current interns
APPIC Program Numbers
124711 - Generalist Internship
APPIC Match Policy
The UCS is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). 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.
Former Interns' Reviews
Former Interns' Reviews
Being an intern at UCS was an opportunity for significant reflection and growth, and it was the highlight of my graduate training. I loved the variety of the clinical work, the didactic learning, my fellow interns, and most of all the supervision. My supervisors were genuine, caring, and knowledgeable; they made me feel known and valued. I received feedback specific to my areas of challenge and strength, and each supervisor in their own way encouraged and supported me in developing a professional identity authentic to who I am as a clinician, colleague, and person.
Practicum Opportunities at the UCS
Practicum Opportunities at the UCS
Practicum opportunities entail a commitment to fall and spring semesters. There may be limited opportunities for students to continue through the following summer. Each semester, several doctoral students in Counseling Psychology and related fields complete practica at the UCS. Additionally, the UCS provides training to students enrolled in the UI M. S. W. program. To qualify for practicum, a student must be enrolled in a University of Iowa practicum course within his or her academic department.