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1810 Liacouras Walk (5th floor)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Telephone: (215) 204-7276


Hours for Main Campus:

 

Fall & Spring Semesters

 
Office Hours
Walk-in Clinic Hours
Mon
8:30am-5pm
10am-1:30pm
Tues*
8:30am-8pm
10am-1:30pm
Wed*
8:30am-8pm
9am-12pm
Thurs
8:30am-5pm
10am-1:30pm
Fri
8:30am-5pm
10am-1:30pm
Sat
9am-1pm
9am-12pm

 

Summer

 
Office Hours
Walk-in Clinic Hours
Mon
8:30am-5pm
10am-1:30pm
Tues
8:30am-5pm
10am-1:30pm
Wed*
8:30am-5pm
9am-12pm
Thurs
8:30am-5pm
10am-1:30pm
Fri
8:30am-5pm
10am-1:30pm
Sat
CLOSED
CLOSED

 


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(215) 204-7276

 

Predoctoral Internships

Accreditation

The Predoctoral Internship program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. For further information, you may contact the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. 

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: (202) 336-5979 or (202) 336-6123 TDD

Website: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/
Email: apaaccre@apa.org

TCS is fully accredited by The International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The Predoctoral Psychology Internship Training Program is a member of Association of Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

 

Internship Training Model and Philosophy

Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) is dedicated to providing a high quality clinical psychology internship experience to graduate students in psychology. Our training model is best described as a Practitioner/apprenticeship/developmental/mentor model (Rodolfa, Kaslow, Stewart,  Keilin, & Baker, 2005). Our interns are strongly supported and nurtured in their professional growth during their internship year, which is viewed as an essential transitional step in their development as they more fully assume their professional role. The integration of prior learning, including both theory and science-based interventions, with their own personal interests, core beliefs and interpersonal styles is a cornerstone of our training philosophy. The development of an increased sense of competence and confidence is given equal weight with the continuing development of clinical skills and knowledge. In addition to formal, structured supervision and training experiences, TCS emphasizes ongoing informal and collaborative relationships with all staff members and an "open-door" policy for consultation throughout the internship experience. Training focuses on the provision of psychotherapy and counseling through various modalities and an increased understanding at a systems level of the complex and valuable role played by a college counseling center at a large, urban university.

Rodolfa, E.R., Kaslow, N.J., Stewart, A.E., Keilin, W. G., & Baker, J. (2005). Internship training: Do models really matter? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36, 25-31.

 

About Tuttleman Counseling Services

Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) is an office within the Division of Student Affairs. Its mission includes providing counseling-related services for a broad spectrum of emotional, interpersonal, educational and vocational concerns. TCS employs a multidisciplinary team that works with students on a short-term basis. The University’s diverse population provides our trainees with a rich multicultural counseling experience. In addition, the TCS staff is diverse in terms of theoretical approach, training, and areas of expertise. TCS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

 

About the Tuttleman Counseling Units

Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) is comprised of four units, each of which has its own specific focus and area of expertise.

The Psychological Services staff provide psychotherapy, referral, consultation, and educational services for a wide range of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and developmental concerns related to career and interpersonal maturation. Clinicians in Psychological Services also provide education on conflict resolution and anger management.

Psychiatric Services provides psychiatric evaluations, medication consultations, and short-term individual psychotherapy. The psychiatrists also respond to referrals from other TCS units and serve as liaisons to the Health Sciences Center.

The Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (SACE) staff offer counseling to both male and female survivors of all types of sexual violence and abuse (rape, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, battering and interpersonal violence). The SACE program coordinates services to survivors in the areas of crisis intervention, systems advocacy and health care within the Temple University community.

The Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA) staff provide safe, supportive counseling and educational services for alcohol and other drug-related problems (recovery, problem identification, codependency, ACOA issues, substance abuse cessation, relapse prevention and risk reduction).

 

Overview of the Internship

Temple University's Tuttleman Counseling Services offers a one year full-time predoctoral training program for doctoral students in counseling or clinical psychology. The internship begins two weeks prior to the start of the Fall semester, typically in the middle of August. Throughout the internship year, interns devote their time to providing clinical assessment and individual, couple and group psychotherapy for students, providing triage assessments during walk-in clinic (WIC), offering psychological testing, attending departmental meetings and seminars, and being responsible for administrative activities such as record keeping, scheduling etc. Along with their weekly clinical and training responsibilities, interns provide supervision for masters and doctoral practicum students. Students are also encouraged to develop their own professional interests.

The internship experience is divided among three major activities:

Direct clinical service to Temple students, supervision and training activities

Training Goals and Objectives

Goal #1: To promote competence in the intern’s clinical skills in preparation for entry-level positions as professional psychologists.

 

  • Interns will develop knowledge and skills to effectively assess client needs and make appropriate recommendations for treatment.
  • Interns will develop and demonstrate competence in therapy skills.
  • Interns will develop and demonstrate competence in supervision skills.
  • Interns will evaluate and intervene effectively both clinically and institutionally in crisis situations.

 

Goal #2: To further develop the self-knowledge, attitudes, and professional knowledge and skills necessary for effective and ethical practice as professional psychologists.

  • Interns will demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical principles and legal and professional standards.
  • Interns will develop a self-awareness of personal qualities that influence professional functioning.

 

Goal #3: To develop and promote competence in individual and cultural diversity.

  • Interns will provide assessment, psychotherapy, and psychological interventions with respect for and awareness of individual differences and strengths.
  • Interns will demonstrate awareness of one’s personal identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, social class, religion, sexual orientation, ability status, gender, etc.) and worldview and to demonstrate a commitment towards growth in multicultural competency.

 

Educational activities

These activities are shared among a major and minor rotation. Each intern participates in a year-long, approximately 20 hours/week major rotation through the psychological services unit and an approximately 10-hours/week, year-long minor rotation through one of the specialized unit. Interns are asked to rank-order their preference for one of the two specialized units, CASA or SACE to which they are then assigned. It should be noted that while the Units have specific missions and specialized areas of expertise, TCS and its staff functions as an integrated and collaborative multidisciplinary team of which its interns are an essential component.

Interns typically work a 40-hour week which includes one evening per week.  In addition, interns will work two Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each semester.  Interns are encouraged to keep an hour free for lunch each day.

DIRECT SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Individual and couples psychotherapy: Interns are expected to carry a caseload of approximately 15 students per week. The caseload will involve a mix of students presenting with a range of general concerns as well as students presenting with concerns specific to the intern's minor rotation. Interns and staff conduct a formal intake assessment at the beginning of their work with each student, which they use to develop their case formulation, treatment goals and modes of intervention. While TCS emphasizes brief treatment, interns are expected to carry a few longer-term clients through the year.

Walk-in clinic (WIC): WIC is an essential component of clinical intervention and the point of entry for students seeking services at TCS. Temple students do not schedule initial appointments at TCS; rather, they are encouraged to present at any time during WIC hours, where they are seen and triaged by a counselor. The focus of this triage is the identification of problems or areas of concern, the level of clinical urgency, and the development of a plan to remediate those problems.

Group psychotherapy: Interns are required to co-facilitate at least one psychotherapy or support group over the course of the year. Most of these groups are co-facilitated with a senior staff member or counseling fellow. Groups typically address a variety of issues including: Healthy Relationships; Food and Body Image; Healing from Loss; GBQ (Men's) and LBQ (Women’s); Black Women's Issues; Adult Children of Addicts/Alcoholics; Alcohol/ Other Drug Harm Reduction; and Dissertation Support; and more.

Supervision: Each intern will provide one hour of weekly supervision to a masters or doctoral practicum student during the academic year. Interns will also participate in a weekly group supervision seminar

Psychological Testing: Interns are currently required to complete at least three full test batteries during their internship. Testing is an important part of the assessment process that helps lead to diagnosis and treatment planning. Opportunities to provide additional partial or full-battery assessments are negotiated with the primary supervisor when developing learning goals and objectives for the internship year.

Trauma Response: All TCS staff members are trained in Critical Incident Stress Management techniques, in the unfortunate event of a tragedy striking the University community. Interns are invited to observe and sometimes assist trauma team members depending upon their degree of prior experience and interest.

SUPERVISON AND TRAINING

Individual Supervision: Each intern receives two hours per week of individual supervision by licensed psychologists. One supervisor is typically from the Psychological Services unit and serves as the primary supervisor, while the other may be from the intern's minor rotation.

Group Supervision: Interns attend a weekly ninety- minute group supervision of group therapy. In addition, they attend a weekly ninety-minute group supervision to discuss their supervision cases.

Case Conference: A ninety-minute, weekly case conference is held for predoctoral interns and practicum students. Didactic instruction on psychodynamic case formulation is provided in the first six weeks of the internship and periodically throughout the year. Each week, on a rotating basis, a trainee presents a case for discussion.

Seminar: A ninety-minute seminar is held each week for the predoctoral interns. Presentations, which include both single sessions and ongoing modules, are taught by TCS staff and with occasional invited guest speakers. They may be both didactic and experiential in nature. The current seminar schedule includes: Psychological Testing, Professional Ethics, Multicultural Issues; Working with Self-Injurious Clients; Working with GLBT Clients; Practical Psychopharmacology; Brief Psychotherapy; Eating Disorders; Personality Disorders; and substance abuse treatment, among others. Interns attend an additional hour-long weekly seminar on psychological assessment. In addition, interns meet regularly with the training director to review learning goals, solicit feedback about the internship experience, and deal with any areas of concern related to program administration.

Staff In-Service Training: Interns join the staff for departmental in-service. Invited speakers from both within the Temple Community as well as the greater Philadelphia area join us for a two hour lunch-time presentation. More elaborate half or full-day in-services are typically offered each year, often in conjunction with other departments within the University.

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

Weekly staff meeting: Interns attend a two-hour, weekly staff meeting with all TCS staff. The meeting addresses routine administrative issues, updating the notice board of TCS sponsored events, detailed discussion of departmental policies and procedures as needed, and a review of "hot file" cases of students in crisis.

Breakdown of a Typical Week for an Intern

Direct Service: 19.5

  • Individual / Couples Therapy, 12.0; Group Counseling, 1.5
  • Intake Assessments, 2.0; Walk-In Clinic/Triage, 4.0
  • Supervision, 1.0

Supervision & Training: 9.0

  • Individual Supervision, 2.0; Group Supervision, 3.0
  • Case Conference, 1.5; Didactic Seminar, 1.5; Assessment Seminar, 1.0

Administrative: 11.0

  • Staff Meeting, 2.0; Minor Rotation 2.0
  • Preparation/Paperwork, 5.0
  • Dissertation/ Professional Reading, 2.0

Total Hours: 40.0

 

evaluation

The interns’ two individual therapy supervisors meet twice each year in January and July to collaborate on a written evaluation of the intern’s progress.  This evaluation incorporates feedback from group supervisors, the assessment supervisor, minor rotation supervisors and seminar leaders regarding each intern. The primary supervisor meets with the intern individually to review the evaluation forms. During the evaluation, areas of strength as well as areas needing further growth are identified and discussed with the intern.  After review of the evaluation, the training director sends the completed evaluation to the clinical training director of the intern’s academic program.  Specific procedures are in place to ensure due process during the feedback and evaluation process.

 

Current and Previous Interns

2014-2015

George James, Jr. - Immaculate University

Christina Lecker - Fordham University

Rachel LeMay - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Katherine Steiner - Alliant International University, San Francisco

2013-2014

Lenka Glassman – Argosy University Atlanta

Chris Grundy – Chestnut Hill College

Karen Grundy – Bryn Mawr College

Rutvi Kapadia – Chestnut Hill College

2012-2013

Gloria Jones - Chestnut Hill College

Casandra Lyon - Argosy University - Washington DC

Jessica McDonald - Agrosy University - Washington DC

Monica Reese - Carlow University

2011-2012

Paige Marmer - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Patricia Olsen - George Washington University

Natalie Sheridan - Immaculata University

Kathryn Wiens - Agrosy University - Washington DC

2010-2011

Marc Carafa - Biola University

Mariana Figueira - George Washington University

Rebecca Gras - The Wright Institute

Elizabeth Wangard - George Washington University

2009-2010

Anna Cannold - Yeshiva University

B. Gary Davis - Chestnut Hill College

Anna Feliciano - Wright State University

James Hagenbaugh - Chestnut Hill College

2008-2009

Roger McFillin - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Shana Stowitzky - Argosy Universtiy, Chicago Campus

Lawrence Tonetti - Chestnut Hill College

Amanda Williams - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

2007-2008

Steve Hulcher - Immaculata University

Cindy Eun Young Kim - Biola University

Daniel Saland - Philips Graduate Institute

2006-2007

Betsy Clark - George Washington University

Lisa Ellis - George Washington University

Virginia Zimmerman - Bryn Mawr College

2005-2006

Kate Connolly - LaSalle University

Frank Holiwski - DePaul University

Ryan Skelton - Pacific University

2004-2005

Lauren A. Berebitsky - Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy

Sonya R. Clyburn - American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy

Brett A. Davis - Loyola College Program in Clinical Psychology

2003-2004

Megan Toy-Moy Lee - Pacific University School of Professional Psychology

Kristine De Jesus - California School of Professional Psychology

2002-2003

Susan Cornbluth - Chestnut Hill College, Clinical Psychology Program

Peggy Chittick - Chestnut Hill College, Clinical Psychology Program

2000-2002

Gloria Hodgert - Chestnut Hill College, Clinical Psychology Program

 

Application Process

Deadline for Completed Applications: November 1, 2014. Please note only complete applications will be considered. (Applicant Agreements for participation in the Match can be downloaded from the Matching Program website at http://www.natmatch.com/psychint.) TCS Program # for Match: 190711. TCS Phone Number: (215) 204-7276

TCS adheres to the procedures established by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) for the recruitment and selection of predoctoral interns. 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 for any intern applicant.

To apply, provide the following via APPIC's online application process:

1) APPIC Uniform Application

2) Cover letter, specifying areas of particular interest and unit preferences

3) Updated curriculum vitae

4) Official copies of all graduate transcripts

5) Three letters of recommendation (Two should be from professionals who are familiar with your clinical work, current or former supervisors preferred, and one from you major advisor. Letters should be included in your online APPIC application.

Selection process: We begin reviewing applications following the due date (see above). Selected members of the Training Committee read each application and select those that are appropriate for interview. Applicants will be notified by December 15th if they are selected for an in-person interview, which is required. Applicants are welcome to contact current interns or staff members, and if visiting our facility can arrange to meet with an intern or staff member to tour the facility and answer questions. However, we strongly encourage applicants to wait until they have been selected for an interview before contacting us or visiting. Please contact Marcy Chessler if you have any questions or plan to visit.

Stipend: TCS currently offers a $25,000 stipend for interns. The following benefits are provided:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Vacation and sick time. In addition, the university is also on holiday for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Marcy Chessler, Ph.D.
Training Director
Tuttleman Counseling Services
1810 Liacouras Walk (5th floor)
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Telephone: 215-204-7276
Fax: 215-204-5419
email: mchessle@temple.edu

Temple strictly adheres to the APPIC Policy on Internship Offers and Acceptances. For the most updated Policy statement, please access the APPIC website.

Temple is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, lifestyle, sexual orientation or physical ability.