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Thank you for your interest in our doctoral psychology internship program

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at University of the Pacific (Pacific) provides clinical services to Pacific students year-round. Your internship experience with us will focus on working with a diverse college-age population. Our goal is to help each of our doctoral psychology  interns become competent, culturally sensitive, and ready to enter the field as a generalist. Additionally, the internship program at Pacific is focused on increasing your confidence in your ability as a psychologist.

Training Available

We train interns in:

  • Individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.
  • Emergency and crisis services.
  • Brief assessment of alcohol and substance abuse on a college campus.
  • Outreach and consultation services.

We offer interns a variety of seminars to help hone professional competencies. We are committed to promoting excellence and competence with psychological skill levels, and strive to provide experiences that allow for interpersonal depth and enhanced clinical ability within a humanistic and multicultural framework. The internship year is an opportunity to further develop areas of interest interns may have, and concentration and emphasis on these areas is encouraged and supported through the training model. The internship program includes a clinical caseload, individual supervision, training supervision, psychological assessment, outreach and consultation.

For detailed information, see the Internship Training Manual

Applying for an Internship

We are an APA-accredited and APPIC member (#127211) doctoral psychology internship program. All applications for 2016 - 2017 Internships must be electronically submitted through APPIC by November 7, 2015. In order to be considered you must:

  • Have successfully proposed your dissertation prior to the application deadline
  • Have successfully passed your comprehensive exams prior to the application deadline
  • Be a US citizen or an international student with sponsorship through another organization
  • Have completed 500 doctoral level face to face hours
  • Register for the Match using the online registration system on the Match website at www.natmatch.com/psychint
  • Complete the AAPI found via the APPIC website (click on the AAPI link and follow instructions outlined at the Applicant portal)
  • In your cover letter, please explain why you believe you would be a good fit with the internship program at University of the Pacific CAPS.
    • Be specific about your goals for internship and how our program, in particular, will help you meet these goals.
    • Be sure to include your email address.
  • Two of the three letters of reference submitted with your AAPI should be from licensed psychologists who have supervised your clinical work.
    • References should reflect your most recent work if possible.

It is important that you follow these instructions or your application may be disqualified. All completed applications must be submitted online and received by November 7, 2015. For further information, please contact:

Associate/Training Director
University of the Pacific
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
(209) 946-2315 x2




  Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation