Dear Prospective Applicant:
We welcome you to discover what makes our APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in psychology compelling and impactful.
"The training program helped me to reach my goals due to staff interest and investment in my growth."
The Doctoral Internship in psychology is a twelve-month 2,000 hour training program that provides comprehensive supervised experiences in health service psychology at a university counseling center. A member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral & Internship centers (APPIC), we have recently received the status of APA accreditation-on contingency. This means that we are a fully accredited site that is accumulating long-term data about our internship.
Woven throughout this internship experience are two central, guiding questions: Who are you as a therapist? How are you therapeutic?
Students have found these questions essential to their development as therapists.
"It made me self-reflect more and focus on process/emotion."
Fundamentally, clinical interventions are centered in relationships. By integrating the personhood of the therapist with his or her interventions, we help trainees explore how self-reflection and self-awareness make them better practitioners. We embrace a relational-cultural model, work to minimize hierarchy and power and consider that the best outcome is the one where all parties grow from the experience.
Another exciting aspect of our training is the emphasis on developing supervisory skills. During this internship, trainees participate in the co-supervision of practicum students, alongside an experienced psychologist supervisor. Our students learn to apply supervisory interventions within a relational framework, while assisting a practicum student to consider these same relational aspects with their clients.
"I really enjoyed the experience. I felt supported as I developed supervisory skills. I consider co-supervision to be a powerful learning experience for trainees!"
Additional highlights can be found in our training materials. These include a diversity project, an outreach project, group therapy co-facilitation, addictions work, working with spirituality and faith in counseling, mindfulness training, and much more.
"The training program exceeded my expectations."
“Overall, it was superb. The type of place people wish they can work!”
Once you have reviewed our materials, we welcome your application! Please direct any questions to BUCCInternship@baylor.edu
Randal W. Boldt, Psy.D
Assistant Director & Training Director