DOCTORAL INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH SERVICE PSYCHOLOGY
Temple University's Tuttleman Counseling Services offers a one year (12 month) APA accredited full-time internship training program in health service psychology for doctoral students in counseling or clinical psychology. Interns at Tuttleman Counseling Services devote their time to providing clinical assessment and individual, conjoint and group psychotherapy for students,, offering psychological testing, receiving supervision and training, attending departmental meetings and seminars, and being responsible for administrative activities such as record keeping, scheduling etc. The opportunity for supervision of masters and doctoral practicum students is also available. Students are also encouraged to develop their own professional interests
Our training site is strongly aligned with a commitment to diversity awareness, multicultural competence, and social justice that has grown out of the fields of counseling and psychology programs. We believe that this training is vital to all parts of counselor development and competence. It is incorporated into all areas of supervision, training seminars, evaluations, and professional activities.
A trainee’s willingness to explore biases and engage in growth while serving a diverse public is an important step in the successful completion of training for any student here. National organizations in the mental health field have made ethical statements (often reflected in their ethics code) regarding the importance of working with a diverse public. This program supports training of psychologists who are competent to serve all members of the public and fully endorses Preparing Professional Psychologists to Serve a Diverse Public (APA, 2013) as well as the Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity.
The internship has been fully accredited for 10 years with our most recent site visit in 2018 and our next visit scheduled for 2028.
As an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship site, we abide by the APA Accreditation Operating Procedures; if you need to contact the Commission on Accreditation, please call (202)336-5979 or write:
APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979
TCS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The internship training program in health service psychology is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA), and the aforementioned American Psychological Association (APA)