Doctoral Internships

The Appalachian State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center is offering three doctoral internship positions for 2017-2018. The internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The Counseling and Psychological Services Center clinical staff includes nine full-time psychologists, one case manager/referral coordinator, and a varying number of practicum students and Master's level externs. The Center is also accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA).

There is a commitment to the concept of excellence in training within an active service-oriented agency. The Center is the only psychological service agency on campus and provides a full range of services to the University community.

Interns will have the opportunity to receive a minimum of three hours per week of individual supervision from licensed psychologists as they engage in individual, group, and couples therapy, outreach, consultation, psychoeducational workshops, crisis intervention, intake interviewing, assessment, career counseling, supervision and training of Master's level trainees and paraprofessionals, referral services, evaluation, and program development. Counseling Center administration and research are optional opportunities. Interns will be provided two hours per week for research or to work on dissertations.

The background and training of the Counseling Center staff reflect diversity in experience, interests, and theoretical orientations. The training model provides opportunity for interns to become well-rounded generalists who are competent in the practice of psychology as well as the opportunity to specialize. Toward this goal, the staff provides specialized training with eating disorders, abuse survivors, wellness and health psychology, hypnosis, adults in transition, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender counseling issues, women's issues, men's issues, stress management, post traumatic stress disorder, and career development programming. These topics and others are presented in the weekly two hour intern training seminar.

Appalachian State University has approximately 18,000 students and is located in Boone, which is part of the "High Country" including Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, near the Virginia and Tennessee borders in northwestern North Carolina. The area is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near federal parks, forests, and wilderness areas. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, several ski resorts, and local rivers and lakes draw tourists and provide abundant outdoor recreational activities for all seasons including canoeing, white water rafting, rock climbing, skiing, trout fishing, among many other activities.

Appalachian State University will offer a high quality internship program in a healthy, comfortable environment.

All inquiries, correspondence, and application materials for Doctoral Level training experiences should be directed to:

Leslie E. Martin, Ph.D.
Training Director
Counseling and Psychological Services Center
Appalachian State University
P.O. Box 32044
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-3180
Fax: (828) 262-3182
Inquiries regarding the accreditation of this program can be directed to:

American Psychological Association
Commission on Accreditation
Office of Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(T)  202-336-5979        (F)  202-336-5978

Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.

Prevent Suicide Block