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Doctoral Psychology Internship

Fully accredited by the American Psychological Association


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Welcome to Our Doctoral Internship Program

2015-2016 Doctoral Psychology Interns

Current Interns


We hope the following information assists you in your decision-making process concerning internship sites. We are proud of our program and have designed this web site to help you become familiar with the program and our training staff. Enjoy your journey...and if you have any questions, please contact our Training Director, Amy Jo (A.J.) Williams, Ph.D., by email:  ajwilliams@k-state.edu or phone her at (785) 532-6927.


K-State Counseling Services

Our mission at Counseling Services is to provide Kansas State University students with a wide range of services and programs, designed to help them achieve their personal and educational goals. Counseling Services is the primary counseling and mental health agency for a student body of approximately 24,000 students. Students come to us with a wide range of concerns including: career indecision, relationship problems, alcohol/drug abuse, abuse, stress, sexual assault, post traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and eating disorders. Our staff maintains close working relationships with local mental health and hospital facilities and we refer students who require more long-term or more intensive care.

Among the services offered by Counseling Services are short-term individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psycho educational workshops, outreach presentations, prevention services, couples counseling, psychiatric consultation, crisis intervention, consultation to other university departments, career and vocational testing and counseling, psychological testing and assessment. The Counseling Services staff is committed to diversity and to providing an environment that embraces and supports individual and cultural differences.

We are committed to providing comprehensive, high quality training to our interns. Our internship has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1987. Our next accreditation site visit is scheduled for November, 2019.

Questions about the program's accreditation status can be directed to:

Commission on Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 366-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Wed: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Our staff members have a variety of interests and theoretical perspectives. Several staff hold faculty appointments and are very active in teaching and research. Many staff members are active in professional organizations including APA, ACCTA, and The Kansas Psychological Association.

Our staff consists of the following professionals:

7 Licensed Psychologists
1 Alcohol/Drug Specialist
4 Doctoral Interns
1 Practicum Trainee
1 Graduate Assistant
4 Support Staff
1 Student Worker

Counseling Services is located on the second floor of the English & Counseling Services Building which is in the heart of campus.  Counseling Services staff and interns have private offices equipped with computers connected to word processing, scheduling, and data collection programs.  Staff and interns also have access to the University email and library systems.  Several larger offices accommodate therapy groups, and a large conference room is available for meetings or classes.  Our reception area is roomy and welcoming to diverse students.  There is also a fairly large staff break room which accommodates lunch time gathering and our occasional afternoon staff ice cream breaks.

Kansas State University

One of the nation's original land grant universities, K-State was established under the Morrill Act on February 16, 1863. The campus has many beautiful old limestone buildings along with newer buildings designed to blend easily. The 315 acre picturesque campus is filled with trees, shrubs, flowers and grassy areas. The campus is in Manhattan, 125 miles west of Kansas City via interstate 70. The city has a population around 53,600 located in the rolling Flint Hills of northern Kansas where the Big Blue River meets the Kansas River. Five miles north of Manhattan is Tuttle Creek Lake, with 110 miles of shoreline.

The land grant heritage of K-State is central to the University's philosophy and outlook. It is clearly reflected in the student body, of approximately 24,000 students, who enroll in colleges of agriculture, architecture and design, arts and sciences, business administration, education, engineering, human ecology, and veterinary medicine. Graduate programs and continuing education programs account for the remaining student enrollment.

While most of our students are Kansas residents, all 50 states and 70 countries are represented. The majority of students come from rural areas. The campus is largely residential with 4,500 students in residence halls, 600 or more in student family housing, 2,500 students in fraternities and sororities, and most others in off-campus apartments. There are students who commute from nearby towns but that is the exception rather than the rule.

Kansas State University students and faculty are committed to academic excellence. Among all public and private universities in America, Kansas State ranks in the top one percent in producing Rhodes Scholars. Further, Kansas State also maintains an excellent record of Fulbright, Truman, and Goldwater Scholars. While the University emphasizes academic excellence, it also provides a broad array of cultural and social activities.

A wide variety of recreational and leisure activities are available on campus and in the community. Kansas State Athletics competes in the Big 12 Conference. The McCain series brings national and international dance, theater, opera, and music to Manhattan. K-State competes in the "Big 12" NCAA division I athletic conference, providing ample options for the sports fan. The state park at the lake provides good camping, hiking, biking, or boating. Our expanded campus recreational complex includes weights, track, handball, racquetball courts, exercise equipment, basketball courts and swimming. Interns can purchase a facility use card at low-cost faculty rates.