Our multidisciplinary staff at Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) at the University of New Hampshire is strongly committed to training. We value the energy, passion and innovation that our interns and postdoctoral fellows bring to PACS and to the University. We aim to advance the professional growth of those who elect to train here in order to help prepare highly responsible, ethical, and competent health service providers in psychology. We are committed to continual professional and personal learning in a collaborative environment that respects the contributions of all to our organization. As our training program is imbedded within a counseling center in a university setting the training experiences offered here are multi-faceted.
Our training programs focus on the practice of our profession within the context of direct clinical care, outreach, and consultation. We recognize that good professional practice is possible only when science and practice are well integrated. As such, we as clinicians and supervisors draw upon our knowledge of research and scholarly work to foster strong relationships with those in training.
Infused throughout our training programs is a commitment to diversity and individual differences, which is consistent with the principles and ethical codes of our professions. We endorse the principles outlined in Preparing Professional Psychologists to Serve a Diverse Public (APA, 2013) as they are an essential component of our profession. Thus, in accordance with our mission to serve the university as a whole, it is expected that interns and postdoctoral fellows be open and affirming of this vital area of competent and effective practice.
Our Doctoral Internship Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. PACS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC). PACS adheres to the procedures established by APPIC for the recruitment and selection of graduate interns and postdoctoral fellows.
All clinical staff support the professional development of our interns and postdoctoral fellows, and all individual supervision is provided by a licensed psychologist. More about “who we are” and “what we do” can be found here: Meet our Staff.