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Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Program Admission

Counseling and Psychological Services at Stanford University considers applicants from APA or CPA accredited training programs from counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or combined programs.  Applicants must be in good standing with their academic department, must have passed comprehensive exams by the deadline, and there is a preference for applicants who have had their dissertation proposals approved by the start of internship.  Applicants should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, dynamic setting with students who present with a wide range of clinical diagnoses from developmental concerns to moderate/severe psychopathology. In addition, applicants must demonstrate an interest and experience working with a full range of diversity variables, comfort with brief therapy, crisis intervention/on-call services, and outreach programming. 

Total Direct Contact Hours Minimum                                   500
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Minimum          No Minimum

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns  28,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes  
If access to medical insurance is provided: N/A
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  
Coverage of family member(s) available? No  
Coverage of legally married partner available? No  
Coverage of domestic partner available? No  
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 20 days
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave  N/A
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?  No  
$250 education allowance for use towards conferences, licensing materials, books and $2000 healthcare stipend to be used for the purchase of part of all of a healthcare plan.
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table

Initial Post-Intership Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)                                     

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 8

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree

Community mental health center    
Federally qualified health center    
Independent primary care facility/clinic    
University counseling center  3  
Veterans Affairs medical center  1  
Military health center     
Academic health center     
Other medical center or hospital  2  
Psychiatric hospital     
Academic university/department    
Community college or other teaching setting    
Independent research institution    
Correctional facility    
School district/system    
Independent practice setting    
Not currently employed    
Changed to another field   1
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.