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Counseling Center

Introduction to Internship

Photo of the entrance to the Mary Graydon Center at American University

The American University Counseling Center's internship was initiated in the 2001-2002 academic year. The internship was accredited by the American Psycholgical Association in the spring of 2004, and was re-accredited for an additional seven years in 2008. In 2005 the Center began training four interns each year.

The Counseling Center has a long-standing commitment to training. For more than 20 years, the Center has offered an externship program to graduate students in Psychology doctoral and Social Work masters programs. The extern program has 6 graduate trainees. It is a structured program, which includes didactic seminars, a case conference, opportunities for outreach and group programming, as well as clinical hours. Additionally, the Center offers training opportunities for first and second year graduate students in the American University's Clinical Psychology doctoral degree program.

Training has been a passion of many staff members and we are excited to have an internship program. The opportunity for daily interactions among staff and trainees helps keep us learning, questioning and wondering.

Accreditation Information

The American University Counseling Center is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Any questions or concerns regarding guidelines, policy, procedures or accreditation standards should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation.

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N. E.
Washington, D. C. 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Office Fax: (202) 336-5978

Past and Present Interns

Our past and present interns have included graduate students from American University, Argosy University, Biola University, Boston College, California School of Professional Psychology, Catholic University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clark University, Duquesne University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Loyola University, Northwestern University, The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, University of Miami, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and University of Oregon.