Internship in Health Service Psychology

APPIC Program Code number: 138911

Thank you for considering a psychology internship at the MU Counseling Center. On our related pages, you will find information about our training program, the Counseling Center, and the MU campus. We offer an APA-accredited, twelve-month, full-time internship.

The aim of the University of Missouri Counseling Center internship in health service psychology is to train generalist psychologists for practice with an adult population emphasizing intervention within a university setting.  We operate from a broadly defined evidence based approach and integrate contextual variables into intentional practice.  Our program is designed to help interns transition from trainees to competent, ethical professionals in a pluralistic society.

Our interns provide individual psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, assessment and case disposition, outreach, consultation, and supervision of graduate level trainees.

We are proud of the high-quality, individualized training we offer interns and feel our program's particular strengths lie in our entire staff's commitment to training, the quality and quantity of supervision provided, our training in group psychotherapy, training in and opportunities to provide supervision to doctoral-level trainees, and the unique opportunities available through focus area placements, many of which provide opportunities to reach out to underserved groups.  We also pride ourselves in our strong team approach and the entire staff’s commitment to a healthy work environment and work-life balance.

The stipend for the full-time, 12 month internship is $27,328. Interns also receive 20 days annual leave (vacation + sick days), 5 professional development days, and eight university holidays. Additional benefits include medical and dental insurance, flexible spending account, use of library and computer facilities, and parking. Please note interns must pay the employee portion of fees for medical and dental insurance as well as parking. Each intern has a large, private office with a window and is equipped with a computer and digital recording equipment.

The deadline for electronic submission of applications is November 14th. Our APPIC program code number is 138911.

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Jenny Lybeck-Brown, Training Director.

The MU Counseling Center Internship in Health Service Psychology is Fully Accredited by the American Psychological Association.

In 2012, the program received 7-year re-accreditation (next review in 2019). For further information, contact the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation:

phone: 202.336.5979 or 202.336.6123 TDD
web site:
USPS: 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242


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