Auburn University Student Counseling & Psychological Services (SCPS)

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

The data in this section has been designed to provide a consistent way for applicants to find useful information and compare programs.

Date Program Tables were updated: August 3, 2020
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:
The SCPS internship is generalist training that includes conceptual and experiential training. Interns who are flexible and invested in learning and growing in a graduated manner over the course of a year are a good fit. Additional qualities of candidates who are a good fit are those who value a broad definition of diversity, have a willingness to engage in a wide range of service delivery activities (e.g., individual and group counseling, emergency/on-call during business hours, supervision, outreach, intakes) with a positive attitude, are invested in receiving and giving feedback, and are patient with the process of learning and growing. Interns will be asked to actively engage in self-reflection and dialogue about those reflections to improve clinical service delivery and promote professional development.

While there are certain training experiences that will be uniform between interns completing the program, space is provided to tailor the internship in certain ways such as type of groups co-facilitated, types of outreach events provided, and preferred areas of rotation each semester (e.g., Group, Diversity, Eating Disorder, Outreach).

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: Yes 500*
*If a person believes they are a good fit but have not accrued 500 direct hours, they are encouraged to still apply and to address it in their application materials.
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: No
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Minimum of at least 500 direct hours in which at least 400 of those hours are doctoral hours of intervention (excluding assessment)*; Passed comprehensive exams; Experience with individual therapy and assessment (no specific assessments have to have been completed)  *If a person believes they are a good fit but have not accrued 500 direct hours, they are encouraged to still apply and to address it in their application materials.
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-Time Interns $28,000
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
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation):
*5 days of which will be used at the end of internship
13.34 hours accrued per month*
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: (PTO and/or Vacation): 8 hours accrued per 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
Other Benefits
Receive full university benefits including leave time, insurance, and retirement investments. Additionally, 9 university holidays and usually about 2 weeks off between the middle of December and beginning of the new year; 5 days of professional leave (for professional development such as conference attendance or dissertation defense)
* Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.
Initial Post-Internship Positions (2018-2020): 
Total # of Interns who were in the 2 cohorts: 6
Total # of Interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoralprogram/are completing doctoral degree: 1
University Counseling Center: 1
Veteran Affairs Medical Center: 1
Academic University/Department: 1
Independent Practice Setting: 1
Other: 1