Welcome to the University of Idaho Counseling & Testing Center Doctoral Internship Website.
Our training faculty is committed to providing you with interesting and challenging training experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth and development that will prepare you to make the transition from graduate school to new professional. We offer a well-rounded and versatile internship at a university counseling center and have a reputation for providing high quality training and excellent supervision. The internship prepares interns to work in a university or college counseling center or other adult outpatient setting. Core training experiences include counseling, individual and cultural differences, psychological testing and assessment, outreach and consultation, and supervision (of practicum students). We also have several other unique training opportunities in: psychiatry rotation, alcohol and drug assessment and interventions, and biofeedback and mindfulness interventions.
The internship emphasizes training and experiences in providing services to a diverse clientele of students. The goals of diversity training emphasize, but are not limited to, improving ethnic and cultural sensitivity, increasing awareness of different lifestyles, becoming more familiar with the literature on multi-cultural counseling, and developing greater competence in providing effective counseling for clients from diverse backgrounds. We encourage and welcome interns from diverse backgrounds to apply and value interns for their individual and cultural diversity.
The university has a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. They actively engage in the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. Some of the campus diversity resources and programs include: the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native American Student Center, College Assistance Migrant Program , federally funded Student Support Services (TriO) programs, Disability Services, Women’s Center (one of the longest running in the nation), LGBTQA Office and Veterans Assistance.
We are located in Moscow, Idaho, a small, friendly university town in northern Idaho. Moscow is known for its quality of life and has been dubbed the “Heart of Arts.” Moscow is just seven miles from Pullman, Wash., the home of Washington State University.
The two university communities offer residents access to a broad array of arts, cultural, athletic and scholarly events. Moscow is also the gateway to major destinations such as Seattle, Portland, Canada, Yellowstone and Glacier Park that are within a days’ driving distance. Idaho, nicknamed the Whitewater State, is renowned for its scenic beauty and uncrowded spaces.
I hope you will give our internship serious consideration. I would be happy to talk with you further about the internship, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have other questions or need more information. We can also arrange for you to speak with our current interns to get their perspective on the training experience.
Martha Kitzrow, Ph.D., Director of Training
Phone: (208) 885-6716, M-F (PST)
Fax: (208) 885-4354