Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at UC Irvine
Dear Prospective Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in the APA Accredited Internship Program offered at UC Irvine’s Counseling Center. As the Training Director, I want to congratulate you on starting this exciting journey in your professional development. I also want to acknowledge that selecting an internship program can feel overwhelming. I hope that the information provided on our website can help to make this process easier by answering some of your questions about our program. While I hope you find the information helpful on the website, I also want to highlight a few aspects of the training program to help inform your decision making process.
The UC Irvine Counseling Center Internship has a long history of excellence in training. As the oldest accredited internship in the University of California system, training is a key and central component of our work at the UCI Counseling Center. The staff are dedicated to training and committed to fostering the continued development of our interns.
Underlying and infused within our Practitioner-Scholar training model is our program’s value for celebrating and honoring multiculturalism in our relationships, practices, policies, and procedures. In addition, we strive to create a multiculturally sensitive and support environment in which to work and to train. Intertwined in our training is the Center’s commitment to practice as agents of social change. The UC Irvine Counseling Center staff is not only invested in addressing aspects of diversity and social justice; they embody these values in their day to day lives.
I am proud of the training program that we have to offer. The staff is highly invested in providing quality training and honoring the call to support the development of interns that will go on to positively contribute to the field of psychology. I understand that the decision ahead of you is an important one. As you look through the information on our website, keep in mind your training needs and goals for the coming year. We hope that ultimately you determine that what we have to offer is an ideal match!
If any questions remain after your review, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at (949) 824-6457 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of Luck,
Frances Diaz, Psy.D. .
Training Director/Associate Director
Internship’s Relationship with the Counseling Center
Our full-time, twelve-month internship program is an integral part of the Counseling Center’s mission. For more than twenty-five years we have taken pride in, and have invested time, energy and heart into our APA accredited internship program. We wholeheartedly invest our evolving best towards providing comprehensive training in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.
You can access general information about the UC Irvine Counseling Center as well as descriptions of our staff’s professional interests by visiting our website at www.counseling.uci.edu. Should you run into any access problems, please call (949) 824-6457.
The internship program accreditation status may be checked through the APA Accreditation Office at:
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242