Internships and Doctoral Training

Doctoral Externship Doctoral Internship Social Work Internship

Doctoral Externship

Retriever Integrated Health (RIH) at UMBC is pleased to offer three openings for a 16-20 hour per week psychology externship program for the 2022-2023 academic year. The program is designed for advanced doctoral students in APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate programs who are interested in college student mental health. We strongly prefer that candidates have at least one year of supervised clinical experience prior to beginning the externship at RIH.

The primary emphasis of the externship is to develop counseling skills within a brief psychotherapy model. UMBC has a highly diverse student population so there is a focus on the ongoing development of multicultural competency. Externs will see a range of 6-10 individual therapy clients per week and may have the opportunity to conduct initial assessments depending on their experience, availability, and the center’s needs.

A minimum of two hours of supervision are provided weekly. While efforts are made to match externs with a licensed psychologist for individual supervision, this cannot be guaranteed and individual supervision may be provided by a licensed clinical social worker or an unlicensed psychologist (i.e., a member of doctoral-level senior staff in the process of becoming licensed who is supervised by a licensed psychologist). Applicants are required to verify with their DCT that this supervision arrangement is acceptable prior to accepting a position with us.

A secondary emphasis of the externship is on group psychotherapy and outreach programming. Externs have the opportunity to either process-observe or co-lead a therapy group, depending on trainee experience and the availability of a group. Externs may also have the opportunity to present workshops, participate in mental health screenings, or represent RIH in other outreach efforts throughout the year.

RIH has a strong commitment to embracing diversity and increasing multicultural competency. We value having staff from a broad range of backgrounds and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please see our Complete Program Description for additional information about our externship program, including adjustments made to training in response to COVID-19.

All applications should include the following:

  • A letter of interest, which describes why you are interested in training at RIH, areas of clinical interest, and previous clinical experience.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • The completed DCT Consent Form emailed directly by your DCT
  • Two letters of recommendation that identify both strengths and growth areas emailed directly by your letter writers.

For best consideration, applicants are asked to submit completed applications by February 4, 2022. We will accept applications until February 21, 2022, but will begin offering interviews and positions after the 4th. Applicants who submit an application between the 4th and the 21st may or may not be interviewed.  Application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Tabb at ktabb@umbc.edu. We aim to make offers to students by end of February or mid-March 2022 at the latest.

Please submit your application to:

Kevin Tabb, Ph.D.
Acting Assistant Director/Training
Retriever Integrated Health
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

For more information, please contact Dr. Tabb, at ktabb@umbc.edu.

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Doctoral Internship

* The Counseling Center at UMBC is not accepting internship applications for 2022-2023.  Below is the description for the 2021-2022 internship *

The Counseling Center at UMBC offers an APA-accredited doctoral internship in health services psychology. We are pleased to offer three full-time intern positions for the 2021 APPIC Internship Match. Applicants should be a doctoral candidate in counseling or clinical psychology at an APA-accredited doctoral program, have completed all required coursework, successfully passed their comprehensive examinations, and accrued a minimum of 375 intervention hours. The Counseling Center values diversity and encourages applicants of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and sexual orientation backgrounds to apply. View Complete Internship Program Description.

The Counseling Center Internship Program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and will be participating in the APPIC National Match Process. All internship applications are to be submitted via the online APPIC Applications for Psychology Internship (AAPI On-line) system (click on “APPI On-Line”). The program code for this internship is 2087. Applications are due by 12 midnight on November 1.

To be considered, please complete the AAPI Online (Application for Psychology Internship) with the following elements attached:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. All graduate transcripts
  3. A cover letter describing your interest in our internship program. Please be specific about your goals for the internship and how our particular program will help you meet these goals.
  4. Three letters of recommendation using the APPIC Standardized Reference Form.

This internship site adheres to the APPIC Match Policies. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Applicants who will be offered an interview will be notified no later than December 15, with interviews scheduled in early to mid-January. For further information, please contact:

Kevin Tabb, Ph.D. (Acting Assistant Director/Training) at ktabb@umbc.edu

This internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Questions related to the program’s accreditation 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

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

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Social Work Internship

** To University of Maryland, Baltimore – MSW students: Please note the Counseling Center will not be offering this internship for the 2022-2023 school year.

We thank you for your interest and wish you well in your advanced field placement. **

The Counseling Center at UMBC offers a social work internship to 2nd-year clinical students at the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work. The internship is a 24-hour-a-week position that follows the UMB SSW advanced field schedule of Tu-W-Th from September through May. There is an orientation for about a week at the end of August, prior to the start of the semester, in conjunction with the psychology externship program.

The primary emphasis of the social work internship is to develop clinical counseling skills within a brief psychotherapy model as well as referral assistance skills using the single-session therapy model. UMBC has a highly diverse student population so there is a focus on the ongoing development of multicultural competency. The social work intern will see an average of 6-8 individual therapy clients per week, and 8-10 referrals a week, and may have the opportunity to either process-observe or co-lead a therapy group, depending on trainee experience and the availability of a group. A minimum of two hours of supervision are provided weekly.

A secondary emphasis is on outreach programming. The social work intern will have the opportunity to present Skills for Success workshops, participate in mental health screenings, or represent the Counseling Center in other outreach efforts throughout the year.

The Counseling Center has a strong commitment to embracing diversity and increasing multicultural competency. We value having staff from a broad range of backgrounds and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

All applications should include the following:

  • A letter of interest, which describes why you are interested in training at the Counseling Center, areas of clinical interest, and previous clinical experience.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Informal graduate transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation that identify both strengths and growth areas. One of the letters should be from your current clinical supervisor.

Applications should be submitted electronically via email to slchan@umbc.edu prior to submission through the Office of Field Education Portal. Electronically submitted letters of recommendation must come from the letter writer directly.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be offered to qualified candidates on a rolling basis prior to the final deadline of February 1. Once the intern is interviewed and final decision is made, they will be directed to submit their application through the Office of Field Education

Portal

Please submit your application to:

Sam L. Chan, LCSW-C
Clinical Case Manager / Referrals Coordinator
Center for Well-Being
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

For more information, please contact Sam L. Chan at slchan@umbc.edu

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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

The UMBC Counseling Center values diversity and encourages applicants of diverse ethnic, racial, age, religious, sexual orientation, and other backgrounds to apply. Successful applicants have a strong interest in working with young adults and college student mental health, particularly within a highly multiculturally diverse setting. They are typically interested in increasing their breadth of knowledge and clinical experience not only in individual and group counseling, but also in outreach, consultation, and supervision. Most have an interest in working in a university counseling center after graduation, although past interns have gone on to careers in other settings as well. It is strongly preferred that applicants have clinical experience in a college counseling setting, although we will consider those with relevant experience if a strong case is made for why the applicant is interested in such an internship.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Minimum Hours Requirements:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Yes 375
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No N/A

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

  • Current enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Academic coursework and preparation in accordance with APA accreditation standards.
  • All required coursework completed prior to the start of internship.
  • Successful completion of doctoral comprehensive exams.
  • Successful submission of dissertation proposals.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

The annual stipend for Doctoral Psychology Interns is $35,568. Interns are classified as Contingent I employees for the State of Maryland and are eligible for the university health care/benefits package. If significant changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act are implemented in the future, interns will most likely be reclassified as Visiting Graduate Students.

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $35,568
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided Yes
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 120 hours together
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes
Other Benefits
Administrative Leave* 40 hours
Professional Development Leave 40 hours
Professional Development Fund $300
Prescription Insurance (separate from Medical Insurance) Yes
Dental Insurance No
Term Life Insurance No
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance No

*Interns (and other staff members) are strongly encouraged to take time off outside of the regular semesters. Interns are expected to take 5 administrative days at the end of internship to allow Counseling Center staff transition time between internship cohorts. Interns need to be mindful of the minimum 2000 hour internship requirement when considering how to use their Personal Time Off (PTO) days. All PTO must be approved by the Training Director and will take into account clinical demands of the Counseling Center.

Initial Post-Internship Positions*

2017 – 2020
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 9
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Postdoc Employed
Community mental health center  0  1
Federally qualified health center  0  0
Independent primary care facility/clinic  0  0
University counseling center  1  3
Veterans Affairs medical center  0  0
Military health center  0  0
Academic health center  0  0
Other medical center or hospital  0  0
Psychiatric hospital  1  0
Academic university/department  1  1
Community college or other teaching setting  0  0
Independent research institution  0  0
Correctional facility  0  0
School district/system  0  0
Independent practice setting  0  1
Not currently employed  0  0
Changed to another field  0  0
Other  0  0
Unknown  0  0

*Note: The setting represents their primary position.

Initial update: 5/4/2017

Recent update: 8/30/2021

Initial Placements

2021 – 2022
Errol A. Hudson II
William James College
Current Intern
Julia (Petros) Heavner
Loyola University Maryland
Current Intern
Seanita N. Scott
Fuller Theological Seminary
Current Intern
2020 – 2021
Roshan Javadian
George Washington University
Psychology Associate
Private Practice
Amanda (Lily) Kaufmann
American University
Psychology Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow
Private Practice
Keyaira Williams
Loyola University Maryland
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Private Practice
2019 – 2020
Jen Martinez, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts – Boston
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University
Ethan Swift, Psy.D.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Staff Psychologist
UMBC Counseling Center
Renae C. Mitchell, Ph.D.
University of Kansas
Assistant Professor
Frostburg State University
2018 – 2019
Brett Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Staff Psychologist
Towson University Counseling Center
Kavita Pallod Sekhsaria, Psy.D.
Rutgers University
Clinical Psychologist
Quince Orchard Psychotherapy
Ryan Shea, Psy.D.
The George Washington University
Psychology Associate
Waypoint Wellness Center
2017 – 2018
Elizabeth Chase, Ph.D.
Alliant IU/CSPP – San Diego
Post-doctoral Fellow
UCLA Counseling & Psychological Services
Amani Johnson, Ph.D.
University of Buffalo
Staff Counselor, Student of Color Specialist
University at Buffalo Counseling Services
Bailey Tackett, Ph.D.
University of North Texas
Post-doctoral Fellow
Eating Recovery Center Dallas
Next STEPS Worldwise
2016 – 2017
Vicki Anagnostopoulos, Ph.D.
American University
Psychology Associate
Private Practice
Clinton Lewin, Psy.D.
Midwestern University
Psychology Associate
Private Practice
Kristen Pinto-Coelho, Ph.D.
University of Maryland College Park
Psychology Associate
Private Practice
2015-2016
Michelle Chu, Psy.D.
La Salle University
Staff Psychologist
Community Mental Health
Michelle Levine, Ph.D.
UMass – Boston
Stay-at-home Mom
Tymesha Pendleton, Psy.D.
Loyola University Maryland
Counselor – Mental Health
2014-2015
Maury Joseph, Psy.D.
George Washington University
Psychology Associate
Private Practice
Jamila Winn, Psy.D.
American School of Professional Psychology,
Argosy University
Psychology Associate
Private Practice
2013-2014
Jeffery Gause, Psy.D.
Nova Southeastern University
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Positive Impact
Melissa Hoffman, Psy.D.
George Washington University
Staff Psychologist
UMBC Counseling Center
2011-2013*
David Neale-Lorello, Ph.D.
American University
Staff Therapist
Chase Brexton Health Services
Niveen Soliman, Ph.D.
Fuller Theological Seminary
Psychology Associate
The Family Center
2009-2011*
Emilie Stuber, Psy.D
George Washington University
Staff Psychologist
UMBC Counseling Center
Paige White, Psy.D.
Chicago School of Prof. Psych
Post-doctoral Fellow
Community Mental Health Council
*Part-time, two-year internship

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