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Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

The APA accredited doctoral internship (APA Office of Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, Telephone: 202-336-5979, APA Accreditation Information: gives you an opportunity to grow and develop your knowledge and skills in a manner consistent with the foundational and functional competencies established by the American Psychological Association (APA).

This internship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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Program Goals and Expected Competencies

The University at Buffalo Counseling Services is committed to training and professional practice that is consistent with our values around respecting and affirming diversity, inclusion, and equity in all our endeavors.  The doctoral program is designed to help interns develop an advanced level of skill in providing culturally sensitive clinical and professional services at a university counseling center (or comparable setting). Interns will gain knowledge and refine their skills in a variety of areas, including:

  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Clinical and diagnostic interviewing
  • Utilizing psychological testing as it informs clinical conceptualization and practice
  • Crisis assessment and intervention
  • Outreach
  • Consultation
  • Providing clinical supervision to counselors in training
  • Integrating science and scholarly activity into clinical and professional practice
  • Developing a sense of professional identity that is consistent with professional ethical standards, incorporates diversity/multicultural awareness and appreciation, and is congruent with your personal sense of self, values, strengths and interests

Internship Brochure

Get an overview about the program, its benefits and the application process.

Training Manual

Learn about our training philosophy, developmental approach and individualized training.

Apply for a Doctoral Internship

Applications are accepted annually through APPIC; please apply directly through their website.

Our APPIC Internship Program number is 145411.

Please note minimum eligibility requirements:

  • 700 AAPI Grand Total Practicum Hours
  • 350 AAPI Total Intervention Hours
  • Three years of graduate training in a clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program
  • Comprehensive Exams passed by application deadline
  • Graduate program that is APA-accredited; CPA-accredited is also acceptable
  • Endorsement by your department chair regarding your readiness for internship


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Buffalo, NY 14261

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Buffalo, NY 14214

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