Internship Admission, Support and Initial Placement Data
Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?
Internship Program Admissions
Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
Psychological & Wellness Services (PAWS) prefers applicants from APA and CPA accredited doctoral programs in counseling or clinical psychology. At the time of application, applicants must be in good standing in their program, have completed three years of doctoral study, have passed comprehensive exams, and have proposed their dissertation. Before the start of internship, applicants must have completed all doctoral coursework. PAWS prefers applicants who have experience conducting psychotherapy with adults, intake interviews, group therapy, and outreach. Coursework in supervision and experience providing supervision are also preferred. UW Tacoma is an urban-serving, highly diverse, primarily commuter campus; applicants must demonstrate experience or genuine interest in working with diverse populations and a dedication to their own growth in cultural competence and humility. PAWS prefers applicants who recognize and show interest in the cultural nuances of working with our “majority-minority” student population and embrace the intentional model of therapy used at PAWS.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required?
Coverage of family member(s) available?
Coverage of legally married partner available?
Coverage of domestic partner available?
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)
120 accrued hours
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave
96 accrued hours
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?
Other Benefits (please describe):
One personal holiday, 11 state-recognized holidays, 40 hours Professional Development
(for dissertation defense or to attend a professional conference).
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table
Initial Post-Internship Positions
(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree
Community mental health center
University Counseling Center
Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Health maintenance organization
Independent practice setting
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position.
Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.
For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.