Application and Selection

Applicant Qualifications

Interns are required to be advanced graduate students in APA-accredited programs or programs approaching APA accreditation in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Intern applicants should have completed a minimum of three years of graduate training. Applicants are also expected to have completed basic required academic coursework, successfully passed their doctoral comprehensive or qualifying examinations and have the endorsement of their graduate program Director of Training.

Application Procedures

Because the Internship has APPIC membership and ultimately wants to become APA-accredited, the program’s recruitment and selection procedures are in compliance with APPIC and APA guidelines. The Internship will participate in the National Match for the 2018-2019 year. The Internship follows the APPIC Match Policies. The Internship uses the standard APPIC Online Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) that can be obtained at the following website: http://www.appic.org.

The deadline for receipt of application forms and associated materials is January 15, 2018. If positions remain beyond this deadline, applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

The internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at these training facilities will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Frostburg State University is an equal opportunity employer and will adhere to APPIC’s nondiscrimination policies.

Selection and Interview Process

Applicants who meet the basic requirements (e.g. psychology graduate students with a minimum of three years of graduate study, broad clinical practicum experiences) and appear to be a good match for the Internship site will be selected for an interview that will begin in January 2018.

Interviews typically will be conducted via video conferencing. On-site interviews are also available.

Applicants will be interviewed by the Training Director, CAPS Director and Assistant Director, potential clinical supervisors, and other members of the respective Training Committees. Interviewees will have an opportunity to meet with or talk to our current interns in order to have their input on their training experience. Interviews provide an opportunity to assess goodness of fit for both internship program and intern applicant.

Background Checks/Drug Screening

All applicants who accept an offer from any of the sites must pass a required background check and drug test before they can be hired as psychology interns. The agency’s Human Resources office will mail appropriate documentation and guidance to each matched applicant so they may complete these requirements. The cost for the completion of these requirements may or may not be covered by the site.

Counseling and Psychological Services
    Cumberland Hall
    Phone: 301.687.4234
    Fax: 301.687.3065
    Email: CAPS@frostburg.edu
Doctoral Intership Contact
    Patricia Robison, Ph.D.
    Acting Training Director
    CAPS
    Frostburg State University
    101 Sand Spring Hall
    Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
    probison@frostburg.edu
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