The goals of the Mental Health Counseling Internship at CAPS are to provide mental health counseling students with training opportunities specific to college mental health and prepare them for the transition from counselors-in-training to early career professionals. We believe that the mental health counseling internship at CAPS offers trainees a well-rounded training experience: a chance to incorporate prior academic learning, and an opportunity to develop and enhance their clinical skills. We encourage trainees to take an active role in their training experience and to take full advantage of the many training opportunities available to them throughout the training year.
Within a 20-hour work week, Mental Health Counseling Interns will engage in approximately 12 hours of direct clinical service which includes providing individual and group therapy, screenings, and outreach. Mental Health Counseling Interns receive approximately 4 hours of training and supervision, 1 hour of individual supervision and 1 hour of peer supervision. Other activities included are training seminars, group supervision, and professional development. The remaining 4 hours is comprised of administrative responsibilities including but not limited to recordkeeping and service preparation.
Training Requirements (4 hours/week)
Administrative Requirements (4 hours/week)
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) exists to be a center of excellence in the provision of multidisciplinary mental health services to the UGA student population. We strive to provide services that are above all student-centered, innovative, and based in the latest science and art of professional practice. We seek to infuse our work with a mixture of best-practices and creativity, balancing treatment with training and education of students, staff and faculty. We endeavor to keep pace with the changing needs of the student population while maintaining a working environment that models and parallels care and respect for each other and the students we serve. We celebrate diversity in all its forms both within the UGA community and amongst our staff.
Our dedication to excellence permeates the multitude of services we provide, ensuring that:
The CAPS training programs are dedicated to providing multiculturally informed education and training and strive to provide these services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and respectful for all participants. For additional information, please review the CAPS Commitment to Diversity.
An interview process follows the receipt of the application packet.