Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

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Program Tables Updated: July 9, 2019

Internship Program Admissions

The Miami University (MU) Student Counseling Service (SCS) APA Accredited Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is located on MU’s campus; a mid-sized, Midwestern university community of approximately 18,000 students.  Our philosophy of training is a culturally focused Developmental Mentorship Practitioner (DMP) model designed to train generalists to be prepared for entry-level practice in health service psychology and to function in multiple clinical contexts.

The internship positions are for twelve months, beginning August 1 and ending July 31. Interns receive supervision from licensed psychologists and interact with our multidisciplinary team. Doctoral interns are trained and provide services including individual, group, and relationship therapy; assessment, diagnosis and triage; daytime and after hours crisis intervention; supervision; consultation; outreach and programing; and possibly teaching. One of our four internship positions specializes in working with international students. This intern will participate in the same activities as the other three interns, with an additional focus on working with international students, especially Asian international students.

The MU SCS internship does not enter into training contracts with academic training programs, and the MU SCS supervisors do not complete evaluations on interns developed by academic training programs. We will provide a midyear and end of internship progress letter in addition to our evaluation forms.

Required Hours and other Minimum Criteria

Required Hours

MU SCS requires that applicants have received the following minimum number of hours of the following categories at the time of application: 

  1. Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: 500 hours
  2. Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: No minimum
  3. Total Direct Intervention and Assessment Hours must equal 500: I + A = 500

Other Required Minimum Criteria

  1. Graduate Program must be APA or CPA Accredited
  2. Comprehensive Exams must be successfully completed prior to the submission of the ranking list (February 1). 
  3. Dissertation/ Research Project Proposal must be approved prior to the submission of the ranking list (February 1). 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Financial Support

Support Availability
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $26,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes (some conditions apply)
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off/Vacation 21-22 vacations days provided, 10 of which must be used at the end of the internship
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave Sick days accrue at 1.25 days per month.
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes

Other Benefits

  • Medical insurance (~ $20.00/month) through UMR (UnitedHealthcare); family and domestic partner benefits available. In addition, MU has a staff health clinic onsite that provides medical services at no charge.
  • Dental insurance (~ $5.00/month) through Delta Dental and vision care is available through VSP.
  • Staff parking privileges (~ $125/year). Parking is adjacent to MU SCS.
  • Additional professional days for: dissertation defense, graduation, job interviews, and/or attendance at professional conferences to be negotiated with the Training Director and Director.
  • MU budget permitting, a small travel allowance for attendance at professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.
  • Individual intern offices. 

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Aggregate Data for Preceding 3 Cohorts, 4 Interns each year, 12 total
Post-Internship Position PD ED
Community mental health center 0 1
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 1 0
University counseling center 6 2
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 0 1
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 0
Not currently employed 1 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0