Dear Prospective Internship Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center's (CWC) Counselor Education Internship. 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 intern's learning and development through an appropriate balance of support and challenge. Counselor Education interns participate in many of the same training activities as the five psychology interns on site.
We have a culturally and professionally diverse training staff who are committed to providing quality training of our interns. Our staff represent various theoretical orientations, and share a commitment to providing multicultural 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.
Each year the CWC training committee conducts a local search within the Counselor Education Program at UF for a counseling intern. The internship selection process involves two steps. The first step is a review of application materials including, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and vita. The application deadline is March 1, 2014. Following the review of applications, our training 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. An in person interview is conducted with the finalist pool with at least two members of the training committee. Interviews usually last approximately 30 minutes. The Training Committee and the training director make a final selection and contact the successful candidate. The start date of the internship is August 4, 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to receiving your application and wish you success in the internship application process.
Natasha Maynard-Pemba, Ph.D.
Assistant Director/Training Director