About the doctoral internship in professional psychology
The doctoral internship in professional psychology at Indiana University’s Counseling and Psychological Services is designed for qualified doctoral students whose professional goals include:
- Treating adults on an individual and group outpatient basis
- Supervising psychologists in training
- Engaging in consultation and outreach
The internship prepares students for work in university counseling centers and other outpatient settings.
The internship is a one-year (mid-July to mid-July) training program that combines practical clinical experience with mentorship from experienced practitioners and rigorous didactic training. Over the course of the internship, participants progress from a highly structured and supportive experience into positions of increasing autonomy. The doctoral internship in professional psychology is an independent training program from other (Ph.D. in Psychology and Master of Social Work practica) training programs offered at CAPS.
At CAPS, we do not subscribe to a single theoretical orientation. However, we do draw from interpersonal-psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspectives to frame clinical problems and guide treatment.