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Internship: Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated no later than August 29 annually.

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Internship Program Admissions

Briefly 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 preparation requirements:

Intern selection is based on degree of fit. We seek interns whose interests and goals are compatible with our training philosophy and training program aim. The following qualities are some indicators of a good fit:

  • Applicants who demonstrate an interest and commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
  • Applicants who are passionate about the work of psychotherapy and wish to develop a stronger integration of their personal and professional identities.
  • Prior practicum experience in a counseling center. As our center is on a non-traditional campus, experience with individual and group counseling in other adult outpatient settings could provide sufficient preparation to work in our center.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Y Amount: 150 individual adult outpatient therapy hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: N Amount: NA
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Additional required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and have completed a minimum of three years of graduate training.
  • Applicants must have had a minimum of four semesters of practicum experience.
  • Applicants must pass all doctoral comprehensive exams by the APPIC Match ranking deadline.
  • Applicants must have their dissertation proposal approved by the APPIC Match ranking deadline.
  • Applicants must complete all appropriate coursework prior to the beginning of internship.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Financial or Other Benefit Item Response
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $35,568
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: NA
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:  
- Trainee contribution to access to medical insurance cost required? No
- Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
- Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
- Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 104, accrued at 8 hours/month
Approximately 13 university holidays
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 104, accrued at 8 hours/month
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes; please see Policy on Parental Leave for more information
Other Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time

 Initial Post-Internship Positions

Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts


2019 - 2022

Total # of interns in the 3 cohorts: 9
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they
returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree:
Community mental health center 1 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 2 1
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 1
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 3 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 1

Note: "PD" = Post-doctoral residency position; "EP" = Employed Position.
Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.


  • Counseling and Mental Health Center

    Phone: 281-283-2580
    Fax: 281-226-7241

    SSCB 3103
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 331
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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    Regular office hours:
    Mon: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tue-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.