Counseling Center

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Letter to Prospective Applicants

Dear Prospective Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in our APA-accredited internship program.We encourage you to examine the detailed information that is provided in the pages that follow.

Located on a hill overlooking San Diego's Mission Bay, the University of San Diego is a pleasant setting at which to complete your training. Training staff are highly committed to offering a quality training experience that will encourage the development of professional identity, confidence and autonomy. Physical facilities are greatly supportive of training, with comfortable offices, webcams, and a generous staff library. Off-site time is allocated for professional development. Personal as well as professional development is emphasized in our training.

The University of San Diego is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. The Counseling Center fully supports the university's commitment and is dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways.

For questions regarding the accreditation of internships and training programs, the commission on accreditation may be contacted at:

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

(202) 336-5500 or (800) 374-2721

Your completed internship application will be submitted through the AAPI online. Please follow the directions located on our Application Information section. Applications are due on or before midnight, November 11, 2013.

Relevant information about the Match, including procedures and important dates, may be found at Please follow all instructions for application through the online AAPI which may be accessed through the APPIC website: 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 from any intern applicant.

The internship application process can be exciting, but it can also be quite stressful. If I can assist in any way, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail ( or phone (619-260-4655) if I can provide any information to assist your decision-making process. We are excited about our program and look forward to receiving your application.

Sincerely yours,

Karen P. Lese-Fowler, PhD
Coordinator of Training