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Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data

Date Program Tables updated: July 2020

Program Admissions

Factors we consider essential for an applicant to have a successful internship year at CCPPS are 1) clinical experience (individual, with diverse populations, preferably at a counseling center) and 2) assessment experience, preferably with some of the following measures (or similar ones): WAIS, WJ, D-KEFS, and IVA, as well as with writing integrated reports.

Factors we use to consider goodness of fit once an applicant is assessed as able to be successful at our center are: interview, cover letter, essays, recommendation letters.

Factors used to offset weaknesses in any of the areas above are : extent of outreach experience, group experience, supervision experience, as well as any other experiences or factors that may add value to the center and the students we serve.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?  YES

**For the 2020-2021 selection year, we have reduced our intervention hours from 400 to 325 (with adults from 100 to 75) to accommodate for training interruptions likely encountered by applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic**

Direct Contact Hours

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours
Yes
325

(of which at least 75 are with adults)
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours
Yes
10
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Completion of all required coursework and practicum experiences in a counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program is required prior to the starting date of internship. Successful completion of comprehensive examinations and dissertation proposal are required prior to the ranking deadline. 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $35,600  (Effective January 2020)
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
    Trainee contribution to cost required? YES
    Coverage of family members available? YES
    Coverage of legally married partner available? YES
    Coverage of domestic partner available? NO
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 180 (24 days) 
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 135 (18 days)
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 Three professional days to attend conferences if they are presenting at those conferences, twelve approved University Designated Holidays, 401(a) retirement plan with University matching program, library benefits, and all other eligible benefits of West Virginia University full time employees. 

*Note: Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.


Initial Post-Internship Positions

2017-2020                                       
Total number of interns who were in the three cohorts
9
Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree
0

PD
EP
Community mental health center
0
0
Federally qualified health center
0
0
Independent primary care facility/clinic
0
0
University counseling center
2
5
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
0
0
Academic university/department
0
0
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
2
Not currently employed
0
0
Changed another field
0
0
Other 
0
0
Unknown
0
0
Note: "PD" = Post-doctoral residency position; "EP" = Employed Position.

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