Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must be doctoral students currently enrolled in APA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology programs. Prior to the application submission, applicants must have obtained 400 intervention hours, 200 of which are hours of direct service with adult populations, which includes intakes, individual, couples, and group therapy. Interns must have successfully passed their comprehensive examinations and received approval for their dissertation proposal no later than the ranking deadline for the APPIC Match. Interns must also have completed all appropriate coursework prior to beginning internship.

In addition to the aforementioned requirements, preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate interest and experience working in university counseling centers through practicum and employment experiences.
  • Are interested in personal and professional integration.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and value to diversity, social justice and equity.
  • Are interested in an internship that utilizes a relational, "use of self" model, focusing on self-reflection and awareness.
  • Have experience with group therapy.
  • Have experience with brief therapy.
  • Have received approval for their dissertation proposals by the application deadline.

Final hiring for matched applicants is dependent upon satisfactory results from a criminal background check, and a background check concerning sexual exploitation of clients. We will contact employers from the past five years to determine whether any sexual exploitation of clients has occurred. These background checks are completed following the match.


We only accept applications that are submitted electronically via the APPIC AAPI online system.

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts of all graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from clinical supervisors.

Application Deadline

Applications are due on November 1, 2021 at 11:59 (CST).

APPIC Guidelines

Our selection process follows all APPIC guidelines and APPIC Match Policies Specifically, our internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training site will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from an intern applicant.

If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact the Training Director at 972-883-2575 or [email protected].

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. An environment that is free of discrimination and harassment allows members of the university community to excel in their academic and professional careers. To that end, to the extent provided by applicable federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. In addition, the University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression where not protected by applicable law. Retaliation against a person who files a claim of discrimination, participates in a discrimination investigation or proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice is prohibited.