The Counseling & Testing Center adheres to all Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) guidelines and timelines. Our program code number for the National Matching Service is #179011.
Apply Through APPIC Match
Applicants are chosen through the APPIC Match. Follow the steps below to submit an application.
- Determine eligibility for the APPIC Match
- Once registered, proceed to the APPIC applicant portal »
- Applications must be received electronically by Dec. 1, 2017.
All finalists selected for an interview will be invited to attend an optional open house in January.
For more information, email Martha Kitzrow, Ph.D., director of training, or call (208) 885-6716.
The Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) 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. Adherence to these policies is a condition of membership in APPIC and of participation in the APPIC Match and/or Post-Match Vacancy Service.
The CTC follows all university procedures when recruiting, screening and interviewing candidates for an open internship position. Diversity is an important consideration during the internship application screening process. We consider the applicant’s experience with diverse populations and his or her 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.
- Completion of all coursework and qualifying exams (by start of internship)
- Approval of dissertation proposal (by start of internship)
- Completion of a minimum of 450 total Intervention hours by the start of internship.
- Completion of a minimum of 40 total Assessment hours by the start of internship.
- Completion of a minimum of 100 individual counseling hours with adults by the start of internship.
- Experience with diverse populations, and sensitivity and responsiveness to individual diversity and cultural factors in delivering psychological services.
- Some previous basic training and experience with the WAIS and at least one commonly used personality measure. For those who wish to select testing as an advanced training track during internship, considerable applied experience (beyond basic classroom training) with administering the WAIS and writing an integrated assessment report is needed.
- Willingness to engage in self-reflection
- Openness and commitment to engage in personal and professional growth
- Openness to learning and exploring new ideas and interventions
- Openness and receptivity to supervisory feedback and guidance
- Ability to demonstrate professional values, attitudes and behaviors
- Interest and/or experience working at a university or college counseling center
- Interest and/or experience supervising counselor trainees
- Interest and/or experience with outreach and consultation
- Interest and/or experience with motivational interviewing and/or harm-reduction approaches to alcohol and drug use in the college population
Applications must be submitted electronically through the APPIC/AAPI portal. All materials must be available for review online by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 1, 2017. To be considered, applicants must:
- Follow directions for submitting APPI online. Be sure to upload required documents.
- Explain why you believe you would be a good fit with the internship program in your cover letter. Be specific about goals and how the program will help you meet them.
- Submit three letters of reference with at least two from licensed psychologists who have supervised your clinical work. References should reflect your most recent work, if possible. Submitted letters must use the standardized reference form from the AAPIC.
Each application is thoroughly reviewed by the selection committee. Applicants selected for an interview must meet minimum qualifications. Applicants whose interests and goals most closely match the availability of training options in our center will be asked to participate in a standardized Skype (preferred) or telephone interview.
Dec. 1, 2017
All application materials must be submitted through the AAPI portal by midnight on this date
Dec. 15, 2017
Following a review of completed applications by the selection committee, applicants will be notified if they are still under consideration. Finalists will be scheduled for a Skype or telephone interview in January. All other candidates will receive email notification indicating they are no longer being considered.
Jan. 26, 2018
Open house for finalists - An optional opportunity for finalists to visit our site.
Feb. 23, 2018
Phase I Match Day - The director of training will immediately contact interns matched with our site on Match Results Notification Day.
March 26, 2018
Phase II Match Day
Aug. 6, 2018