Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has a long history of serving as a training site for graduate students and recent graduates in several mental health disciplines including Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Clinical Social Work. The Center’s training program serves two purposes: it furthers the CAPS mission to contribute competent, supportive clinical training to developing professionals, while also extending the Center’s ability to provide caring, effective, mental health services for Emory students in need of care.

Professional Training

Currently, CAPS has 3 Doctoral Psychology Intern positions (clinical or counseling psychology doctoral candidates), 1 Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship position (in preparation for independent licensure in clinical or counseling psychology), and 2 Post-MSW Social Work Fellowship positions (in preparation for independent licensure in clinical social work). Information regarding the training programs and the application process is available in this section.

The Setting

Emory University

Emory University, a private university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, began as a liberal arts college in 1836. Since then, it has grown into a national teaching and research university with an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. The university is comprised of two undergraduate colleges, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Schools of Law, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Theology, and Business. Emory University has an APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program, as well a psychiatry training program. Emory healthcare and the Emory University Hospital are located on and adjacent to campus.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides comprehensive psychological services for the student population at Emory. Undergraduate students and graduate and professional school students utilize the services for individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and interpersonal process or support groups. In addition to direct clinical services, CAPS places a priority on providing consultation, outreach and preventative services for the university community. CAPS has a multidisciplinary staff comprised of licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and graduate interns and fellows in psychology and social work. All of the training staff at CAPS are involved in the provision of direct clinical services. Along with psychotherapy, staff and interns provide consultative and outreach services, a Stress Management Clinic, psychoeducational workshops, and crisis intervention. In addition, CAPS staff train and supervise student volunteers who serve as peer counselors and peer educators.

The Center is housed on Emory's main campus. Digital recording equipment is available to enhance supervision of work with clients. Each intern has a private office equipped with a computer and furnishings. Interns have access to the University's library and computer resources.

The Atlanta Area

As the capital of Georgia, and one of the largest cities in the Southeast, Atlanta has the excitement and diversity of a major metropolitan area. Atlanta is a dynamic, progressive city, with a wealth of cultural and leisure opportunities, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Georgia Aquarium (the largest in the world) and a plethora of ethnic, community, and regional festivals. The city is also in easy driving distance of recreational areas in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

Emory University Non-Discrimination Policy

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran's status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor outlined above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity laws and regulations, and follows the principles outlined above in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Emory University has an approved Affirmative Action Plan and complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable regulations thereunder. Any inquiries should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equal Opportunity Program, Administration Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30322-0520. Telephone: (404) 727-6010 (V/TDD).