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Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

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Dear Psychology Internship Applicants,

Welcome to Stanford University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Psychology Internship Program’s website!  I appreciate your interest in our training program and I hope that the information on this website will provide you with helpful information about the training opportunities in Health Service Psychology (HSP) that CAPS offers.

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Stanford University is nestled among California’s rolling hills, just 30 miles south of San Francisco, a remarkably diverse and vibrant urban city.  This backdrop sets a larger context for the diversity of the Stanford community and CAPS commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. 

CAPS provides mental health services through Vaden Health Center and has liaison relationships throughout the university. Consistent with the overall mission of the university, CAPS creates a caring, supportive, educational environment for trainees to support their acquisition of Profession Wide Competencies to practice independently and operate as culturally humble, ethical, and professional Early Career Psychologists (ECP) within an integrated university health center.  

CAPS provides training that supports an intern’s professional development through experiential learning, supervision, and mentorship that is informed by the science of psychology. The training staff is committed to providing interns with quality supervision and training seminars that support their professional and personal development.  Interns learn a range of knowledge, skills, and attitudes throughout the year. We value not only the broadening of clinical competence and learning to manage the demands of the work, but the ability to work collaboratively with other mental health professionals in a dynamic university counseling center.  The multidisciplinary staff at CAPS values diversity, social justice, and inclusion and actively contributes to foster professional respect and cohesion within CAPS and across disciplines. Our training program provides many opportunities for interns to consult, learn, and work in partnership with staff to build meaningful relationships and mentorship.

We are continually inspired by the enthusiasm, passion, and dedication that our interns bring to CAPS.  The diversity of intersecting identities, cultural backgrounds, and personal and professional experience represented in each of our interns serves as the foundation for which mutual professional development occurs over the course of the training year. 

We hope that the information on our website will provide helpful information to guide your decision making. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Best wishes for a successful completion to your internship search.

Mary Mendoza-Newman, Ph.D.

Senior Psychology Training Director

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Important Program Links

Training Philosophy, Program Aims, and Competencies

​​The CAPS internship training program is intended to help interns grow and develop as health service psychologists. 

Components of the Training Program

The CAPS internship training program offers a range of training opportunities in college mental health.

Application Qualifications & Process

Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology. Here you can learn more about applying to the CAPS internship training program.

Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology FAQ

Learn more about the Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology through frequently asked questions received by CAPS. 

Internship Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Learn more about intern admissions, disclosures, and former intern placements.

Evaluation, Required Minimum Levels of Achievement, Due Process and Grievance Procedures, and Exit Criteria

Find more information about the training program including the evaluation process, due process, exit criteria and more. 

Alexander Calder sculpture, 2023. Stanford Law School