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Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data


Factors we consider essential for an applicant to have a successful internship year at CCPPS are 1) clinical experience (individual, w/ 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.

Hours Required

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours needed: 400 (of which at least 100 are with adults)

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours needed: 50

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:  $29,000

Medical Insurance Access

Our internship program does provide access to medical insurance.
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?    NO

Time Off

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, the program does allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave.

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

From 2014-2017, there are have been three cohorts of interns.  Each cohort has three members.  Of those, the interns found employment in the following way:

Community mental health center

Federally qualified health center

Independent primary care facility/clinic

University counseling center
Veterans Affairs medical center

Military health center

Academic health center

Other medical center or hospital

Psychiatric hospital

Academic university/department
Community college or other teaching setting

Independent research institution

Correctional facility

School district/system

Independent practice setting
Not currently employed

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Note: "PD" =Post-doctoral residency position; "EP" = Employed Position.  Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

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