Dear Prospective Internship Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center's Doctoral Internship in Psychology. Our training program is designed to facilitate the transition from student to professional through training seminars, supervision and clinical experiences. We attempt to create an atmosphere that is conducive to interns’ learning and development through an appropriate balance of support and challenge. We are participating in the APPIC Match (Match Code: 1206), and we are using the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI), which can be found at www.appic.org
Our internship program has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1982. We have a culturally and professionally diverse training staff who are committed to providing quality training of our interns. Our staff represents various theoretical orientations, and shares a commitment to providing multiculturally sensitive clinical and training experiences. Our Center offers individual, couples and group counseling, outreach, consultation and crisis intervention to the university community. Our training staff is also integrally involved in teaching and other scholarly activities on campus.
The internship selection process involves two steps. The first step is a review of application materials, including the AAPI, letters of recommendation and academic transcripts. Our application deadline is November 15, 2012. Following the review of applications, our selection committee selects a list of finalists who are assessed as having experiences and goals that are identified as being a "good fit" with the training expectations at our site. We will notify applicants about selection as finalists by December 14, 2012. The second phase of the selection process involves participation in two Skype interviews, one with two members of the selection committee, and the other with the training director. The purpose of the interviews is to have an opportunity to speak with you about how you see our internship program facilitating your professional development. We are primarily evaluating the "goodness of fit" of our internship applicants during the Skype interview. We do not conduct any on-site interviews. This is because we have concerns about the financial costs of the internship selection process on applicants. We recognize that for some applicants, a visit to the facility provides you with valuable information in your decision-making about internship sites. We would encourage you to wait until after notification of finalist status before requesting a visit to our center. Also please note that a site visit is for your information only and will not be used in our selection process. Again, the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center's APPIC Match Code is 1206.
Please note that the CWC Training Program and Trainees adhere to the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity.
If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to call me at (352) 392-1575 or preferably, e-mail me at email@example.com. I look forward to receiving your application and wish you success in the internship application process.
Assistant Director/Training Director