Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Program Admission

There are currently four full time pre-doctoral internship in health service psychology  positions available at TCS, and the internship begins two weeks prior to the start of the Fall semester, typically late August.  Applicants for the internship should be doctoral candidates in good standing from APA-accredited Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or closely related graduate programs.  Generally, it is expected that an intern will have completed all required courses for the doctorate (at least 3 years of graduate study; completed all course work and practica), will have passed the doctoral candidacy qualifying exam, and defended dissertation proposal by the start of internship.  Applicants do not have to have completed dissertation.    Applicants should be prepared to work with clients presenting with a wide range of needs and concerns, ranging from developmental or transitional difficulties to serious, chronic psychopathology.  Applicants must be comfortable working with a diverse clientele. College counseling experiences is preferred, but not required.

Total Direct Contact Hours Minimum                            450
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Minimum        50

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full Time interns                   $25,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half Time Interns                   N/A

Program Provides access to medical insurance             Yes

            Trainee contribution to cost required                 Yes
            Coverage for family members(s) available         Yes*
            Coverage for legally married partner available  Yes*
            Coverage of domestic partner available            Yes*

* Coverage for family members, partners is available and interns pay a portion of the premiums

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off                         5 days 
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave                                    5 days

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 that are available and/or optional:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Up to $250 towards professional development

Interns need to be mindful of the 2,000 hour internship requirement when considering how to use their personal time off.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 12
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral programs/are completing doctoral degree 0
Community mental health center    
Federally qualified health center    
Independent primary care facility/clinic    
University counseling center 8  
Veterans Affairs medical center    
Military health center    
Academic health center    
Other medical center or hospital    
Psychiatric Hospital    
Academic university/department   1
Community College or other teaching setting    
Independent research institution    
Correctional facility    
School district/system    
Independent practice setting 1 2
Not currently employed    
Changed to another field    

PD = post-doctoral

EP = employed position