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Doctoral Intern

Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University Student Health & Well-Being practice group supports well-being, primary care, and mental health services for JHU students and learners across all nine schools within the University. Our integrated service delivery model provides dynamic health and well-being promotion, support and programming, student disability services including guidance and resources, and in-person primary and mental health care options at our clinics as well as remote support through phone and online resources. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and supporting the professional development of a diverse team of practitioners and support staff who bring a range of intersecting identities as well as personal and professional experiences to their roles. The Johns Hopkins University comprises undergraduate and graduate students and learners from across the globe, and the division of Student Health and Well-being prioritizes innovative care delivery models to meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders and to support the development and sustainability of well-being.

The mission of the Homewood Counseling Center (HCC) is to facilitate the personal growth and development of students. Our services are designed to enhance the personal and interpersonal development of students and to maximize their potential to benefit from the academic environment and experience. We further strive to foster a healthy, caring university community that is beneficial to the intellectual, emotional, and physical development of students. The HCC values social justice inside and outside of the university. We therefore engage in and support dialogue about how to facilitate meaningful changes on individual and societal levels. We strive to create a safe space where thoughtful and appreciative exploration of diversity is the norm.

Consistent with the HCC and the SH&WB Division's values around Professional Development, The HCC supports and is seeking a Doctoral Intern in Health Service Psychology. The Internship program strives to train practitioners wanting to develop competence and confidence for work as Psychologists in a comprehensive University Counseling Center or other outpatient mental health settings. Our training program subscribes to a Practitioner-Scholar model in which interns work in apprenticeship relationships with staff who value scientifically guided professional practice. Our model emphasizes training as a process through which interns develop not only the requisite knowledge and skills but also the sense of professional identity needed to become professional Psychologists. Infused throughout the service delivery and training activities is a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and social justice. We believe in celebrating and honoring our multiple social identities and recognize the importance of challenging biases and learning from each other. We strive to inculcate and live these values in our work with students, the community, and each other.

The Doctoral Internship spans a one-year-long period between Monday, July 29, 2024, and Friday, July 25, 2025. As with all Counseling Center clinicians, Doctoral Interns function as generalists and provide a full range of clinical services to students and learners, including individual and group therapy, couples therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, and consultation. Successful candidates are qualified Doctoral students in APA-accredited Clinical, Counseling, School, and or Combined Clinical-School Psychology training programs. All Internship applications require submission to the APPIC online system by November 3, 2023, via The HCC abides by the results of the APPIC National Match released on February 16, 2024.

The JHU Doctoral Internship has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242; 202-336-5979) since 2003. The HCC is accredited by the International Association for Counseling Services and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and the Association of the Counseling Center Training Agencies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Creates a warm and welcoming clinical environment where clients feel supported and respected as they pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals.
  • Provides multiculturally informed direct clinical services, including goal-oriented approaches to initial consultations, intake assessments, individual counseling, group and relationship counseling, and crisis intervention for a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provides outreach and consultation services to the university community.
  • Engages in opportunities for informal interactions with students to reduce barriers to counseling, which may include offering drop-in and chat hours, attending student events, and participating in a range of student-led and student-focused programs.
  • Works collaboratively with other offices on campus to develop and provide a network of supportive services and outreach.
  • Develops close collaborative ties to offices on campus that serve our community of students and learners.
  • Engages in and actively participates in required Doctoral training components such as Supervision of Peer Supervision (SOPS), Multicultural Seminar, Intern Seminar Series, and other required Professional Development opportunities as required by the Training Director.
  • Interns receive two hours of clinical supervision per week from a primary supervisor who is a licensed Psychologist. Interns have secondary supervisors for group therapy and outreach experiences. Additional clinical supervision is available as needed.
  • Based on nationwide licensure standards, the minimum number of expected cumulative hours for this internship is 2,000. Interns are expected to work at least 39.5 hours per week during the academic year and at least 37.5 hours per week during the summer.

Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities

  • Applicants exhibit a commitment to uphold APA's Standards of Professional Conduct.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of anti-oppression, inclusive excellence, and diversity Commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to one's own ongoing development of multicultural competence.
  • Commitment to working in apprenticeship relationships with Training Staff.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants are required to have 500 hours of direct clinical service by the internship start date to be eligible for this internship.
  • Training program faculty has endorsed the applicant's readiness for internship on APPIC application.
  • The applicant's APPI online application includes verification of eligibility.
  • Applicants are enrolled in an APA-accredited Clinical, Counseling, School or Combined Clinical-School Psychology training program.
  • Applicants have completed all required coursework and are in good academic standing.
  • Applicants have passed their program's Comprehensive Exam and defended their Dissertation Proposal.
  • Applicants have completed all required practicum and/or externship training experiences.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in a college or university counseling center is preferred.

Classified Title: Doctoral Intern
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.50 - $26.00 HRLY ($40,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon - Fri / 8:30am - 5:00pm (8:30am -6:00 pm 3 days per week during the semester)
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: Counseling Center
Personnel area: University Student Services

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