Application Information

Eligibility/Minimum Criteria

  • Completion of 500 hours of supervised clinical experience including at least 450 hours of direct client contact hours.
  • Enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • All course-work and practica required for the doctoral degree should be completed prior to internship.
  • Comprehensive exams passed by ranking deadline.
  • Dissertation proposal approved by ranking deadline.

Criteria For Intern Selection

  1. Degree of fit between applicant's stated goals for training in cover letter and application forms with the BGSU Counseling Center training mission/goals/philosophy.
  2. Fulfillment of minimum eligibility and qualifications for candidates.
  3. Degree of support for candidate qualifications and fit with internship training program from recommendation letters.
  4. Fit with pre-set criteria for Skype interview with criteria to include previous training and continued interest in individual, group, and couples counseling; crisis intervention; psycho-educational outreach programming; training and supervision; assessment; desire and ability to benefit from our training program.
  5. Previous university or college counseling center experience preferred.
  6. Demonstrated sensitivity in application materials and during interview to the unique needs of multicultural populations.

Training Year

The internship training experience will begin August 1, 2017 and end July 31, 2018.

Positions

The BGSU Counseling Center provides 4 internship positions for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Stipend and benefits

The internship positions offers a salary of $21,995 and a full benefits package.  Interns are classified as administrative staff at BGSU and are provided with full employee benefits including vacation, university holidays, and paid sick leave.  Health insurance (individual or family) is provided with a minimal contribution by the intern.  In addition, BGSU provides retirement contributions.  Interns are supported in their professional development through professional/dissertation leave time. More information about BGSU employee benefits can be be found at this BGSU's Office of Human Resources website.

Statement on Intern Self-Disclosure

The BGSU Counseling Center chooses to adhere to Standard 7.04 of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002) by identifying our expectations of trainees with respect to self-disclosure of personal information during training. We believe that self-awareness and the ability to continually reflect on one's own personal dynamics are critical to the development of effective professional skills. Towards this aim, interns may be asked to engage in a process of personal exploration with their supervisors and trainers. In this process, supervisors will encourage interns to discuss and reflect upon how their experiences, personal qualities, and interpersonal dynamics relate to their professional functioning. Supervisors take care to create a training relationship characterized by trust, safety, and respect. Supervisors also take care to differentiate between therapy and supervision. As such, the focus of the discussion is always directly related to the interns' professional functioning and development. Risk-taking in the level of self-disclosure of interns’ personal reactions is respected and encouraged; however, appropriate limits to such disclosures are also respected. As noted in the Ethical Principles, we may require self-disclosure of personal information if “the information is necessary to evaluate or obtain assistance for students whose personal problems could reasonably be judged to be preventing them from performing their training or professionally related activities in a competent manner or posing a threat to the students or others (APA, 2002).” Our training program adheres to the APA Ethical Principles in this and every aspect of our training program.

American Psychological Association (2002).  Ethical principals of psychologists and code of conduct.  American Psychologist, 57, 1060-1073.

Adapted from statements used by Arizona State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Akron.

Application Procedure

All materials must be available for review on-line by our Due Date of November 10, 2016.  In order to be considered you must : 

  • Register for the Match at www.natmatch.com/psychint
  • Complete the AAPI online found on the APPIC web site at www.appic.org.  This includes your curriculum vita and graduate transcripts;
  • Include in your cover letter a description of your short and long term goals and explain why you believe you would be a good fit with the internship program at Bowling Green State University Counseling Center. Additionally, include a statement addressing your role as an advocate for social justice issues amongst college students;
  • Submit three letters of recommendation with at least two from professionals who are familiar with your clinical work.

Our program code: 192211

BGSU agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

All inquiries may be directed to:

Counseling Center
Denise Litterer, Ph.D., Training Director
104 College Park
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Applications are not considered complete until all materials are received.

Contact Information

Denise Litterer, Ph.D.
Training Director
Bowling Green State University
Counseling Center
104 College Park
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Email: denisel@bgsu.edu
Office: (419) 372-2081
Fax: (419) 372-9535

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bowling Green State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity. The University prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, disability, or status as a Special Disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The Office of Equity, Diversity & Immigration Services, 705 Administration Building, is responsible for equal employment opportunity compliance.