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Professional Training


Professional Psychology Training 

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Doctoral Internship

Advanced Practicum

 Background Information

CAPS is part of a residential Jesuit University of 8,300 students, both undergraduate and graduate. Trainees will work with a variety of issues prevalent in a primarily young adult population. Presenting problems span a range of developmental issues including identity formation, relationship problems, alcohol and drug use as well as other clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, sexual assault, and trauma.

Our mission at CAPS is to support and enhance the personal, educational, and professional growth of the Santa Clara community. We do this by providing direct psychological services as well as outreach, programming, screening, and consultation. Our services are coordinated with Student Health Services and housed in the Cowell Center.

We currently have a diverse staff of licensed mental health practitioners working with a variety of theoretical orientations. We mainly work within a short-term therapy model. A limited number of clients can be seen on a longer-term basis for optimal training and professional growth opportunities.

Available Opportunities

Each year, we have advance practicum, doctoral intern, and postdoctoral fellow placements available. The doctoral internship is APA-Accredited and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC, Site #2133).

Questions related to the program's accredited status can be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

The doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship are full-time, 12-month training commitments.

For our advanced practicum trainees, we require an academic year commitment mid-August through mid-June.  Our practicum program is a member of the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC) and follows BAPIC training and application guidelines.