Training Philosophy

The CAPS pre-doctoral psychology internship is based on the practitioner-scholar model.  The program values experiential learning with formal supervision as well as informal opportunities to consult with staff as needed. The program emphasizes and values collaboration and consultation, and interns are encouraged to foster collaborative relationships with all members of the staff.  Research and critical thinking skills are also valued, and interns are expected to integrate recent research into their work and to learn about, and employ empirically-supported treatments.

The internship training 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.  Interns also gain experience in outreach/community education, clinical consultation, and supervision of psychology externs.

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Emergency Contacts

Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

    Text 741-741

CrisisLink

    703-527-4077

National Suicide

    Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line

    800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

    703-380-1434

TrevorLifeline

    866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline

    877-565-8860

Non-Emergency Contacts

Counseling and Psychological Services

    703-993-2380

Student Support and Advocacy Center

    703-993-3686

Mason Police

    703-993-2810