Counseling Center


  • Counseling Center
    Fax: 202-885-1397
    Mary Graydon, Room 214

    Mon and Thurs: 9am-6pm
    Tues, Wed, and Fri: 9am-5pm

    Summer hours: M-F 9am-5pm

    Closed Saturday and Sunday

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Introduction to Internship

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

The American University Counseling Center's internship program received full APA accreditation in the Spring of 2004. The 2001-2002 year was the first year of the program, and two interns served during that period. The Center sought three interns through the national match service for the subsequent years. Beginning in 2005, the Center began training four interns each year.

Although the internship is a relatively new program, the 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 embarked on the development of an internship program. The opportunity for daily interactions among staff and trainees helps keep us learning, questioning and wondering. 

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.