The doctoral internship in professional psychology at CAPS
Dear Intern Applicant,
Welcome to Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services’ (CAPS) website. I am the Director of Training and glad that you are interested in CAPS as a place to spend your internship year.
First, I want you to know that training and supervision are essential to CAPS’ mission. Our internship has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1995. Our entire staff support our internship program and appreciate the energy and enthusiasm trainees bring to our center. I continue to hear from past interns about the high-quality supervision they received and the highly cohesive and supportive staff they worked with at CAPS.
Second, CAPS is comprised of a diverse staff of dedicated and highly qualified professionals who are committed to social justice and reaching out to underrepresented students. We consistently weave issues of diversity and cultural competence into our training program. CAPS’ university recognized Diversity Outreach Team (DOT) began over ten years ago; each year an intern chooses to do their concentration with the DOT. Twice a month Interns attend a diversity seminar exploring how their identities intersect with their clinical work.
Third, interns enjoy a wide range of professional experiences while working at CAPS. As the university’s only comprehensive mental health clinic (integrated with the IU Student Health Center), interns treat a wide range of psychological issues and problems. Interns participate in outreach and consultation across campus. Interns cover emergency service shifts, work with an interdisciplinary team including psychiatrists and supervise practicum students.
I certainly hope you seriously consider applying to our program for your internship year. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about IU CAPS. I look forward to hearing from you.
Paul L. Toth, PhD, HSPP (He/Him)
Director of Training
Counseling and Psychological Services