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Counseling & Testing

Counseling and Testing Center
Mary E. Forney Hall, Rm 306
1210 Blake Avenue
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3140
phone: 208-885-6716
fax: 208-885-4354

Hours

Counseling and Testing Center Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm (academic year)
Monday-Friday
7:30 am-4:30 pm (summer)

Testing Number

Testing Phone: 885-5138

Crisis Numbers

CTC After-hours Crisis Line: 885-5138

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Application Process for 2013-2014 Internship Year

The University of Idaho Counseling & Testing Center adheres to all APPIC guidelines and timelines. Our program code number for the National Matching Service is #179011. Please refer to the APPIC website -www.appic.org- to determine if you are eligible for the match. Once you have determined eligibility and registered for the Match, proceed to the electronic applicant portal at https://portal.appicas.org/ and submit your application .Applications must be received electronically by November 8 ,2013. All finalists who are selected for an interview will be invited to attend an optional open house in January. Upon request we will mail you a packet of information about the Moscow community. If you would like further information about the internship, please email or call me (208-885-6716).

APPIC Match Policy Statement

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Hiring Procedures

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The CTC follows all university procedures when recruiting, screening and interviewing candidates for internship positions.

Diversity is an important consideration during the internship application screening process. We consider the applicant’s experience with diverse populations and their knowledge and training as it relates to multicultural counseling competencies, and the extent to which the applicant contributes to the diversity of the potential intern cohort. We welcome interns from diverse backgrounds and in no way restrict access for diversity applicants.

Minimum Qualifications of Applicants

  • Completion of a minimum of 500 total Intervention and 75 assessment Hours.
  • Completion of a minimum of 100 hours of individual counseling with adults.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations; sensitivity and responsiveness to individual diversity and cultural factors in delivering psychological services.
  • Must have basic competency with psychological assessment and writing integrated assessment reports. Previous experience with the WAIS is required.
  • Completion of all formal coursework for the doctoral degree and completion of comprehensive exams or their equivalent, by the start of internship. Approval of dissertation proposal by the start of internship.

Desirable Qualifications of Applicants

(Prior experience is an asset but not required)

  • Experience at a university or college Counseling Center
  • Supervision of counselor trainees
  • Outreach, teaching or public speaking experience
  • Familiarity with motivational interviewing and/or harm-reduction approaches to alcohol and drug use in the college population I

Required Application Materials

We will only accept electronic applications submitted through the APPIC/AAPI portal. All materials must be available for review on-line by our Due Date of November 8, 2013. In order to be considered you must:

  • Complete the APPI found on the APPIC web site at www.appic.org then click on 'APPI On-Line'. Be sure to include graduate transcripts and a current Vita.
  • In your cover letter please explain why you believe you would be a good fit with the internship program at the University of Idaho Counseling & Testing Center. Be specific about your goals for internship and how our internship program will help you meet these goals
  • Three letters of reference should be submitted with at least two from licensed psychologists who have supervised your clinical work. References should reflect your most recent work if possible.

Selection Process

Each application is thoroughly reviewed by the selection committee. Applicants are rated on the basis of their background information, stated goals for internship and whether they meet minimum qualifications. We emphasize fit between intern goals and site opportunities in our selection process. Those applicants who are determined to most closely match the availability of training options in our Center will be asked to participate in a standardized Skype (preferred) or telephone interview.

Important Dates

November 8, 2013.  
All application materials must be submitted through the AAPI portal by midnight on this date.

December 15, 2013
Following a review of completed applications by the selection committee, applicants will be notified if they are still under consideration by this date. Finalists will be scheduled for a Skype or telephone interview in December and January. All other candidates will receive email notification indicating they are no longer under consideration.

January 24, 2014
Open house for finalists. An optional opportunity for finalists to visit our site.

February 21, 2014
Match Day. The Director of Training will immediately contact interns matched with our site on Match Results Notification Day.

August  11, 2014
Internship begins.

Questions?

If you have questions about the application process or the internship, please email or call me (208-885-6716). Thanks for your interest in our internship program!

Martha Kitzrow, Ph.D.
Training Director

  

Updated July 2013