Letter from the Training Director
Dear Prospective Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in the doctoral psychology internship at the University of Texas at Dallas Student Counseling Center. We view the internship year as the capstone experience of one's professional training and are honored at your interest in our program for this pivotal year. Commitment to training is a strong value of our counseling center. We have trained interns for the past 10 years as a partner in the Dallas Metropolitan Consortium in Psychology, an APA accredited internship*. The consortium ended in 2011. Given our staff's interest and dedication to training, we developed an independent UT Dallas internship, which began August, 2011. In 2012, the UT Dallas doctoral internship was accredited by the American Psychological Association through 2019 and is a member of APPIC.
We consistently receive feedback from interns that one of the strengths of our center is the entire staff's commitment and investment in training. The Student Counseling Center has a cohesive staff with all members intricately involved in the training program. Interns have the opportunity to develop close working relationships with many staff members and are exposed to diverse theoretical orientations and approaches. Interns have also noted that, in addition to our focus on enhancing and developing new skill sets, we are highly attentive to intern's professional identity. We also value the internship year as an important time for integrating professional and personal development. We feel the staff's commitment to providing supportive, yet stimulating supervisory and mentoring relationships creates an environment rich for this growth and increased self-awareness. Finally, interns have shared that the staff models a commitment to enhancing multicultural competence and engagement in rich diversity dialogues and self-reflection.
We encourage you to review our materials. If we are a good match for your interests, experiences, and goals, we would welcome your application. Our application deadline is Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (972) 883-2575. We wish you the best during this exciting process.
Ellie Hakim, Ph.D.
*For information regarding accreditation contact:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979