Letter from the Associate Director, Training Services

Welcome from the Associate Director, Training Services

Dear Prospective Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  We are very pleased to announce that we have transitioned from a part-time two-year internship to a full-time one-year internship, and are currently accepting applications.

The CAPS Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology, a full-time 12-month internship, based on the practitioner-scholar model. The training program provides a warm, supportive and collaborative learning environment that fosters the development of multicultural competence and a deep grounding in ethical principles. Each intern is expected to develop strong clinical skills with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and gain a secure sense of self as a competent and ethical psychology professional, capable of working in a variety of settings.

We seek to attract interns who hold a passion and interest for multicultural awareness and diversity, are intellectually curious, demonstrates a level of openness and appreciates being part of a multidisciplinary team. As a center, we are committed to attracting a diverse group of staff and interns to foster an environment where everyone feels valued and celebrated.

Some highlights of our program include: individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, crisis assessment, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach, case management and supervision of trainees. Weekly seminars on a broad range of relevant topics are provided. Interns also participate in a multicultural case conference twice a month. Didactic seminars include “mini-courses” on multicultural issues in counseling, evidence-based treatments, supervision theory and practice, and ethical issues for psychologists, among others.

We hope that as you explore the website to learn more about our training program and clinical system you are able to get a sense about whether our program will meet your personal and professional goals. If you have questions about the program feel free to contact me via email: amelvill@gmu.edu  or phone: 703-993-2380.

I wish you all the best during the application process!


Alexis Melville Psy.D.

Associate Director, Training Services


NMS Program Code: 205711

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Accredited by the American Psychological Association

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Commission on Accreditation
c/o Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
Education Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979

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