The Georgia Tech Counseling Center offers a Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
The internship offers experience in providing direct services within a counseling center setting and among a culturally diverse campus population. Interns will provide individual, couples and group counseling to university students. Interns will receive two hours of individual supervision per week, and two hours of group supervision per week. They will participate in weekly training seminars that include rotations in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and other clinical issues. Interns also receive training in couples counseling, group counseling, and crisis intervention. Interns will also have the opportunity to co-facilitate outreach workshops with senior staff, and will be supported in developing their own outreach workshops.
Supervision is provided by licensed psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Two hours of individual supervision are provided for doctoral interns while practicum students receive one hour per week. Doctoral interns also receive two hours of group supervision in psychological assessment per week, and one hour of group supervision of their clinical work. Interns who co-facilitate a group meet with their group co-facilitator for supervision as well. In the spring semester, interns are given the opportunity to supervise practicum students, and receive one and a half hours of supervision-of-supervision.
Throughout the training year, there is a weekly seminar that covers such topics as anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, career counseling, multicultural counseling, and others. Members of the senior staff and invited speakers offer these seminars. There is also a weekly case conference where staff members and trainees are invited to present challenging or interesting cases. Opportunities for outreach in the Georgia Tech community are also available.
The Counseling Center also has an extensive array of computerized tests available including interest tests, personality tests and psycho-educational screening batteries. Psychiatric services are available on campus in the Stamps Health Services. Referrals are made between the Center and Stamps as needed, and the psychiatric staff join the Center staff for weekly case conference meetings.
The internship lasts 12 months for a total of 2,000 hours and a minimum of 500 hours of clinical experience, and carries a stipend of $31,200 with a full benefits package.