Counseling and Psychological Services

Welcome! This page describes our APA Accredited Doctoral Internship Program in Health Service Psychology. We expect that the information contained here will assist in your search for a good fit when considering an internship placement. However, if you have any further questions, please feel free to email me or contact me by telephone at 407-823-2811. I will be glad to discuss the internship program with you.

Jocelyn Michele L. Buhain, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Training Director, & Licensed Psychologist


Application Information

Eligibility Criteria

We prefer applicants from APA accredited doctoral programs in counseling or clinical psychology. Applicants should have a minimum of at least 500 intervention hours and 25 assessment hours on the APPI by the application due date (see below for due date). All coursework, practicum experiences and comprehensive examinations required for the doctoral degree should be completed prior to the start of internship. Applications are not considered complete until all materials are received.

Application Procedure

UCF Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a member of APPIC (Association of Psychology Post-Doctoral and Internship Centers), so please go to the APPIC website for more information about rules and guidelines for applying to APPIC internship sites. The APPIC code number is: 203711


To be considered for the internship of the academic year 2016-2017, all application materials must be uploaded on to the AAPI Online by Sunday, November 1st 2015 at 12:00 p.m. noon (EST). Interview notification date will be sent no later than December 11, 2015. Internet video conference interviews (by Skype) will be set up and conducted in December and January. Match Day is February 29, 2016.

To be considered for UCF Doctoral Psychology Internship positions, your online APPIC application must include the following components:

  • Completed online APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) form.
  • Cover letter stating your interest in CAPS Internship program and your training goals.
  • APPIC Academic Program’s Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness
  • Current vita
  • Official transcripts of all graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation with at least 2 from licensed professionals who have supervised your clinical work.

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. If you have questions or need clarification regarding CAPS Doctoral Internship in Psychology, please contact Jocelyn Michele L. Buhain, Ph.D., Associate Director, Training Director, & Licensed Psychologist.

PLEASE NOTE: Our doctoral internship program is APA-accredited. All internship activities abide by APA standards.

Inquiries about the accreditation status of our psychology internship program may be directed to:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979

Training Year

The internship training experience of 2016-2017 will begin August 5, 2016 and will end August 4, 2017. During the internship year, interns will accrue and document a minimum of 2,000 professional hours of practice with an expectation of 500 hours of direct clinical service. Interns gain experience with a variety of direct service activities throughout the year which are described in detail below. Although there is a preset of expectations required to complete internship, the degree of involvement in some activities is negotiable and determined by the interest and experience of the intern, as well as the needs of CAPS.


CAPS provides 3 internship positions for this academic year.

Stipend and Benefits

The internship position offers a salary of $26,000 paid on a bi-weekly basis. Interns receive 15 days of combined annual leave, sick leave, and professional development leave for professional activities such as dissertation defense, job interviews, and conferences. In addition, there are approximately 9 university holidays. All interns have a private office with video equipment, a personal computer linked to the University network, and library privileges.

Contact Information

Jocelyn Michele L. Buhain, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Training Director, & Licensed Psychologist
University of Central Florida Counseling and Psychological Services
P.O. Box 163170
Orlando, FL 32816-3170
Phone: 407-823-2811
Fax: 407-823-5415

Please refer to our Internship Brochure for more information.