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Doctoral Internship

The Doctoral Internship at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Counseling and Student Development Center provides a one-year (2000 hours*), full-time training experience for doctoral candidates in Health Service Psychology. The CSDC internship embraces a philosophy of experiential learning and provides practitioner-scholar training. Interns receive training and supervision in our eleven areas of competency: professional values, attitudes and behaviors, individual and cultural diversity, ethical and legal standards, reflective practice/self-assessment/self-care, communication and interpersonal skills, research of scientific knowledge and methods, evidence-based practice, assessment, intervention, consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills, and supervision. Emphases of the internship training program include:

  • College Student Development - facilitating the psychological development of university students.
  • Multicultural Competence - acquiring cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills within a diverse and international university community.
  • Counseling/Psychotherapy Integration - combining ideas and strategies from several different theories of counseling/psychotherapy.

This website provides several documents related to the Doctoral Internship:

The Doctoral Internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association:

Commission on Accreditation
American Psychological Association
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Washington, DC 20002-4242
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