Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
Dear Prospective Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in the APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at the University of San Francisco, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). We hope this website provides helpful information about our training program, application procedures and selection process, and the multicultural diversity of our University and center.
The University of San Francisco Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the primary provider of mental health services to a diverse population of approximately 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We provide brief, time-limited individual and group psychotherapy, psychoeducational outreach; consultation and referral for students, faculty, staff, and students' families; and crisis management to the campus community.
The internship program emphasizes training in brief, time-limited therapy and multicultural competency within an integrationist framework. We provide intensive supervision, multifaceted didactic training, professional mentorship, and a broad range of outreach and consultation opportunities. Through achievement of Profession-Wide competencies, the Psychology Intern will enhance their skills in brief, time-limited individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, intake assessment, consultation, program evaluation, and outreach. We believe our strong commitment to multiculturally informed training and evidence based practice will provide an exceptional opportunity for your development as a generalist in Health Service Psychology. Our licensed staff and consultants represent a diversity of theoretical and cultural backgrounds. Please see our CAPS Diversity Statement. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and the Doctoral Internship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and accredited by the American Psychological Association*.
The University of San Francisco is an independent, private, non-profit institution of higher education and one of 28 Jesuit Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. The student body represents multiculturally diverse ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, 50 states and 98 countries. According to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report, the University is tied for sixth in undergraduate student ethnic diversity and tied for 12th for percentage of international students, among 311 national universities. The Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS) is located on our beautiful 55-acre campus, which sits atop a hill next to Golden Gate Park, overlooking downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 415/422-6352. Internship selection is often a stressful process and we are happy to provide any additional information that may be helpful in your search and decision-making. We appreciate your interest in our program and welcome your application.
Nancy Glenn, Ph.D.
*Accreditation Status: The Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at CAPS is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation at:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 or (202) 336-6123 TDD