Welcome from the Training Director

Dear Prospective Intern:

Welcome to our predoctoral internship web page! I invite you to review these pages and follow any links of interest to you. If you find that the description of the program is a good fit with your goals for your internship, I hope you will submit an application.

One of my favorite parts of managing the training program is the strong interest our staff has in training students. This program has a long tradition of training: the SCS pre-doctoral internship has been APA-accredited since 1972 and the agency has been involved in student training for over 55 years. We have a diverse and eclectic staff who are committed to the development of competent and independent professional psychologists. While our agency provides goal-directed, brief counseling, our staff operate from a variety of theoretical orientations. We are a staff who values unique and flexible perspectives and we are open to the variety of preferences and viewpoints that trainees bring with them. We are looking for applicants interested in working with students on a university campus. Applicants should also have interest in acquiring generalist training that allows for the integration of personal, career, and academic counseling, as well as the opportunity to be engaged in the supervision of practicum students and the provision of outreach presentations to the university community. Prior experience in a university or college setting is preferred, but not required.

While no major changes are planned to the internship for the coming year, we will certainly be making minor revisions based on feedback from the interns and Training Committee. If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact me at 612-624-3323 or tuxx0027@umn.edu. I welcome all questions, invite you to visit if you are able, and look forward to receiving your application.

Best Wishes,

Chia-Chen Tu