Counseling and Psychological Services

Sample Intern Schedule

Interns develop a schedule each semester that incorporates direct service delivery (typically accounting for about 40 - 45% of time at CAPS), other professional activities, training, supervision, and administrative tasks. Interns are encouraged to develop a schedule that reflects their unique training needs and goals. The Training Director is available for consultation regarding schedules and approves interns’ proposed schedules.

The following sample schedule provides a guide that may be used by interns, while acknowledging that there is an ebb and flow to university counseling center work that requires flexibility (e.g. an intern may spend 3 hours on outreach one week followed by two weeks with no outreach related activities).

Sample Schedule

Direct Service Delivery Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Individual & couples therapy* 11-13 11-13 11-13
Group therapy* 1-3 1-3 0-3
Crisis services: crisis appointments, intake screenings 2 2 2
Assessment 1-3 1-3 1-3
Professional Activities Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Outreach 1 1 0
Elective Rotation 4 4 7
Training & Supervision Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Individual supervision 2 2 2
Group supervision of group therapy 1 1 1
Elective rotation supervision .5-1 .5-1 .5-1
Supervision with co-leader of therapy groups .5-1 .5-1 .5-1
Supervision preparation 1 1 1
Training Seminar 1 1 1
Staff Professional Development Meeting 1 1 0
Diversity, Assessment, & Supervision Seminars 1 1 0
Staff Case Conference 1 1 1
Administrative/Other Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Staff Business & Clinical Meeting 1.5 1.5 1
Notes and reports 5 5 5
Research 0-2 0-2 0-2

Weekly Total Hours - 40