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University Counseling Service
July 15, 2011
Predoctoral Psychology Training Program
Accredited by the American Psychological Association, the Howard University Counseling Service is a predoctoral psychology internship training site. Each year, through our participation in the National Match, we admit predoctoral interns from doctoral graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology. As a predoctoral internship training site accredited by the American Psychological Association, HUCS is responsible for providing a one-year, full-time training experience that is a requirement for a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.

Training at Howard University Counseling Service is composed of an orientation period, in-house training activities (which take place at the University Counseling Service) and three major rotations which take place at Howard University Hospital, DC Superior Court, and a location which is determined by each individual intern’s 3rd rotation choice. Professional development is also a component of the training. The theoretical framework which guides many of the training activities is psychodynamic, with diversity issues infused throughout the training.

After the orientation period, core training activities begin such as
  • Intake interviewing and crisis intervention
  • Individual Psychotherapy Training
  • Group Psychotherapy and Group Counseling
  • Consultation and Outreach
  • Microcounseling
  • Peer Supervision
  • Psychodiagnostics/Assessment
  • Supervision (individual, case conference, group, outreach, assessment, administrative, microcounseling, supervision of supervision and in-patient/hospital rotation)
  • Seminars and Workshops (group, research, psychoanalytic/case presentation, psychopharmacology, diversity cultural competency, ethics and Diagnostic Statistical Manual [DSM] )
  • Major Rotations (D.C. Superior Court Child Guidance Clinic, Howard University Hospital Inpatient Rotation and a third rotation of choice)
  • Professional Development Activities

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