Welcome and thank you for your interest in the UNC Charlotte Counseling and Psychological Services doctoral internship! We hope that our website will provide you with all the information you need to know about our training program.
1. Diverse Students - Our student body is very diverse (for example, more than one-third of UNC Charlotte students are first generation college students) and that diversity is well-represented in the clients we serve at CAPS.
2. Groups Program - We have a robust groups program, offering a wide range of therapy groups, themed groups, and workshops, and our staff-wide group case conference offers in depth training in interpersonal process group facilitation.
3. Charlotte - Charlotte is a diverse and growing city that offers all the amenities of a large metropolitan area, while also being within driving distance of the mountains and the beach. If you’d prefer not to drive, hop on the light rail, which connects our campus to the rest of the city.
4. Multicultural Training - Our center prioritizes training in multicultural counseling and commitment to social justice. The Community Inreach Project that each intern completes is an excellent example of how our interns connect to student populations that are often marginalized or underserved.
5. Multidisciplinary Staff - Interns gain valuable experience working on a multidisciplinary team and collaborating with other campus professionals.
6. Supervision Experience - Interns at CAPS get experience providing supervision to doctoral students and excellent training and support though our Supervision of Supervision seminar.
7. Beautiful Office Space - We moved into a beautiful new building in 2017 and our interns have loved their new offices (especially the windows).
8. Research Time - We support our interns in completing dissertation or other research pursuits by allotting a block of weekly research hours.
9. Therapeutic Assessment - Interns get valuable experience using a variety of assessment measures and integrating clinical assessment into the therapy process.
10. Staff Involvement - We are passionate about training! At CAPS, our entire staff is involved in training and supervision.
UNC Charlotte Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is housed in the Division of Student Affairs. The professional staff is currently composed of 14 doctoral-level psychologists and 2 licensed clinical social workers. CAPS also occasionally employs part-time psychologists, social workers, and counselors. CAPS serves the student body providing three types of services: (a) remedial services designed to address existing problems impairing the individual's ability to function successfully, (b) preventative services designed to avert difficulties before they emerge, and (c) services directed toward the mastery of developmental tasks.
UNC Charlotte is a comprehensive, independent, diverse institution. One of sixteen universities in the University of North Carolina state system. UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives.
UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. It is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region and the third largest of 16 constituent members of the University of North Carolina. UNC Charlotte is a Doctoral and Research Intensive institution and has the largest research library in the Southern Piedmont region with more than one million volumes.
With accreditation from the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, UNC Charlotte offers 8 colleges: College of Arts & Architecture, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Belk College of Business, College of Computing & Informatics, Cato College of Education, William States Lee College of Engineering, College of Health & Human Services and University College. UNC Charlotte has 139 programs leading to Bachelor's degrees, 63 programs leading to Master's degrees and 23 programs leading to Doctoral degrees. The University comprises seven professional colleges and currently offers 18 doctoral programs, 62 master's degree programs and 90 bachelor's degrees.
More than 900 full-time faculty comprise the university's academic departments and the fall enrollment exceeded 29,000 students. UNC Charlotte boasts more than 100,000 living alumni and adds 4,000 to 4,500 new alumni each year. U.S. News & World Report recognized UNC Charlotte as one of the ten most innovative colleges and universities in the country and for producing more start-up businesses than any other college or university. The UNC Charlotte student population is culturally diverse in many respects including gender, race and ethnicity, domestic and international student status, ability, sexual identity, and academic developmental level.
Charlotte lies in the Southern Piedmont region of the state with easy access to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and the popular ocean beaches of North and South Carolina. The largest city in the Carolinas, it offers a variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities, including the Mint Museums, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture, the Levine Museum of the New South, Discovery Place, Spirit Square Arts Center, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the NC Music Factory, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, the Charlotte Symphony, Carowinds Amusement Park, Charlotte Motor Speedway, the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the NFL's Carolina Panthers , the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte hosts numerous festivals and offers diverse nightclubs, restaurants, and theaters. The city is also an international gateway, offering direct air flight to Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
More extensive information about Charlotte, including a visitors' guide and travel information, can be found at Charlotte's Got A Lot.
Any questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002