Student Counseling Center
Student Services Building 4.600
Phone (24 Hour): 972-883-2575

Office Hours
Monday 8:00 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am - 7:30pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5 pm

Mailing Address
UT Dallas Counseling Center
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB45
Richardson, TX 75080

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Application and Selection Process

Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must be doctoral students currently enrolled in a counseling or clinical psychology program. By the time of application, applicants must have obtained 400 intervention hours, 200 of which are hours of direct service with adult populations, which includes intakes, individual, couples, and group therapy. A minimum administration of 3 MMPI-2 or PAIs, minimum of 3 WAIS-III or WAIS-IV, and minimum of 3 Woodcock Johnson III or WIAT III are required. Interns must have successfully passed their comprehensive examinations and received approval for their dissertation proposal no later than the ranking deadline for the APPIC Match. Interns must also have completed all appropriate coursework prior to beginning internship.

In addition to the aforementioned requirements, preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate interest and experience working in university counseling centers through practicum and employment experiences.
  • Are interested in personal and professional integration.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and value to issues of diversity.
  • Are interested in an internship that utilizes a relational, "use of self" model,
    focusing on self-reflection and awareness.
  • Have received approval for their dissertation proposals by the application deadline.

* Final hiring for matched applicants is dependent upon satisfactory results from a criminal background check, and a background check concerning sexual exploitation of clients. We will contact employers from the past five years to determine whether any sexual exploitation of clients has occured. These background checks are completed following the match.


We only accept applications that are submitted electronically via the APPIC AAPI Online (see ).

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts of all graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from clinical supervisors.

Application Deadline

All applications must be received by Wednesday, November 4th, 2015


Selection Procedure

After reviewing all completed applications, the Intern Selection Committee will determine what candidates to invite for an interview. All applicants will be notified of their status by December 15th, 2015.

The Intern Selection Committee will interview all candidates using on-site, telephone, or Skype interviews. On-site interviews will be approximately half a day, with interviewees rotating through three to four brief interviews with a small group of staff and current interns, followed by lunch and a tour of campus. Telephone and Skype interviews would follow a similar format of rotating small group interviews.

Interviews will be conducted the week of January 4th, 2016.

When applicants match with our site, they will be provided an intern “buddy” to help navigate transition questions, including questions about the area, childcare options, etc.

APPIC Guidelines

Our selection process follows all APPIC guidelines and APPIC Match Policies Specifically, our internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training site will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from an intern applicant.

If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact the Training Director, Dr. Ellie Hakim, at 972-883-2575 or

Non-Discrimintation Policy

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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