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 Howard University is a comprehensive, research oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students.  Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Howard University

Counseling Service

C.B. Powell Building, RmG-7 Wing 1

6th & Bryant Streets, N.W.

Washington, DC 20059

(202) 806-6870

 The Howard University Counseling Service (UCS) is highly committed to the training of predoctoral interns in psychology.  The philosophy of the internship training program offered at the Howard University Counseling Service is to prepare psychologists who want to work with culturally diverse university population using a practitioner-scholar model. Our APA accredited program offers depth and diversity, providing extensive as well as intensive supervision to prepare interns for their chosen professions in psychology.  At UCS,  interns are encouraged to work in close liaison with their supervisors and are respected as professional colleagues. Interns are expected to engage in some degree of self disclosure as part of the learning process.  Our program includes training and supervision in the following areas: 

  • Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy

  • Group Counseling

  • Psvchodiagnostics

  • Intake Interviewing

  • University Outreach Programs

  • Applied Research with Diverse Populations

  • Rotational Placements

 The training program places emphasis on ethnic and individual differences.  The international faculty, staff and student population at Howard University and the surrounding urban community provide a culturally rich learning environment for the UCS intern.  Howard University offers fully integrated training and seminars to develop the intern's sensitivity in working with people from diverse backgrounds.  The UCS intern will learn the significance of cultural and ethnic influences on personality development and coping skills and how to apply psychodynamic treatment approaches to varied populations.  Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology.  All formal course work and comprehensive examinations for the doctorate must be completed.   Candidates must have completed a one-year practicum (600 hours), including 200 direct service hours.  We offer a competitive stipend, health benefits, annual and sick leave, release time for professional development and support for approved professional development activities.  For more information, please contact

Dr. Stacey Jackson-Lampley,, Training Director, at, or Ms. Nathania Branch-Miles, Admin. Asst. at You may also visit UCS at 

You may contact the APA Commission on Accreditation at  202  336-5979  or 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.  This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.