APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship

Dear Potential Applicant,

First, I want to thank you for your interest in our doctoral psychology internship training program at Counseling and Psychological Services at California State University, Long Beach. We value being a part of your professional development, and personally, I am honored to serve as training director. We understand the time and energy that you put into your application as well as selecting training sites that best fit your goals and interests. In this brief letter, I want to highlight some of the unique aspects of our training program, and encourage you to review our website for more specific details about the core components of our doctoral internship in health service psychology.

The primary goal of our internship is to support continued development in clinical and consultation skills, ethical principles, multicultural competence, and professional identity. A multicultural and diversity focus is thematic throughout the internship program, and is reflected in our training staff, student population, and programming/outreach activities. Our training staff is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment by encouraging awareness of self, openness to feedback, and identification of strengths. The training program is also structured to provide opportunities to interact and work with a wide variety of the training staff. Past interns have shared their appreciation of the warmth and personal attention of our program, while supporting their autonomy as clinicians.

Thank you again for your interest. I wish you all the best in your internship process. Please feel free to contact me by email if you have any further questions.

Beth Sullivan