Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology


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.

Annatolee King, Psy.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 AAPI 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.

Please note that although typically applicants who have not completed the minimum intervention hours by the applicant deadline will not be given further consideration, given the current circumstances we may make exceptions this year. If you choose to apply and have completed fewer than 500 intervention hours and 25 assessment hours, please include in your cover letter a brief description of the circumstances that prevented you from completing your expected clinical training. If you had an opportunity to complete other Academic or Clinical Training, please also include this in your description. Due to the fast-paced nature of our work and the complexity of many of the clients we serve we have found that interns who are most successful at our site are those who have had at least 500 hours of clinical experience. We want to be flexible and encourage applicants to use their own judgment regarding the fit of this site for their interests and experience.

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

Deadlines

To be considered for the internship of the academic year 2021-2022, all application materials must be uploaded on to the AAPI Online by November 1st at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Interview notification date will be sent no later than December 4th, 2020. Internet video conference interviews (by Skype) will be set up and conducted in December and January. Match Day for this upcoming cycle is to be announced.

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 Anna King, Psy.D. Associate Director, Training Director, Licensed Psychologist

UCF CAPS Internship Website Brochure 2020-2021

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 2021-2022 will begin August 6th, 2021 and will end August 4th, 2022. 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.

Positions

CAPS provides 3 internship positions for this academic year.

Stipend and Benefits

The internship position offers a salary of $27,500 paid on a bi-weekly basis. Interns receive 10 days of combined annual leave, sick leave, and 5 days professional development leave for professional activities such as dissertation defense, 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

Annatolee King, Psy.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
Email: Annatolee.King@ucf.edu

Doctoral Internship Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated: 10/6/20 *Please note we are waiving minimum hours this year pending brief description referenced above (under Eligibility Criteria)

Briefly Describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program.
A number of sources of information are used to assess candidates for the internship, including the written application and letters of recommendation. Following review of written materials, a skype interview is offered to candidates under consideration. We prefer applicants from doctoral programs in counseling psychology or clinical psychology. Stronger consideration will be given to applicants from APA accredited programs. Applicants should have a minimum of 500 intervention hours and 25 assessment hours on the APPI by the application due date. All coursework, practicum experience and comprehensive examinations required for the doctoral degree should be completed prior to internship. Applications are not considered complete until all materials are received.
Does the program require that the applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours YES 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours YES 25
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Applications for the UCF Doctoral Health Services Psychology Internship position, your online APPIC application must include the following components:

·         Completed online APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) form.

·         Cover letter stating your interest in the UCF 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 familiar with your clinical work

 

 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full Time Interns $27,500
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half Time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

If access to medical insurance is provided:

Yes
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes

(dependents)

Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 40
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 40
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
Other Benefits:

In addition, interns receive 40 hours (5 days) professional development leave for professional activities such as dissertation defense and conferences. There are approximately 9 paid university holidays. All interns have a private office with video equipment, a personal computer linked to the University network, and library privileges.

 

Initial Post-Internship Positions (Aggregated tally for the preceding 3 Cohorts) 2016-2019
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 9
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree  

0

PD EP
Community mental health center
Federally qualified health center
Independent primary care facility/clinic
University counseling center 6 1
Veterans Affairs medical center 1
Military health center
Academic health center
Other medical center or hospital
Psychiatric hospital
Academic university/department
Other medical center or hospital
Psychiatric hospital
Academic university/department
Community college or other teaching setting
Independent research institute
Correctional facility
School district/system
Independent practice setting 1
Not currently employed
Changed to another field
Other
Unknown

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.

Please refer to our Internship Brochure for more information.