Clinical Training

Train with CAPS

IU Indianapolis Counseling and Psychological Services provides clinical training experiences for graduate students at the master's and doctoral levels. These students are enrolled in academic programs that lead to licensure as mental health care providers. Graduate students provide direct services to CAPS clients and the IU Indianapolis community, including group and individual counseling, assessment, and outreach presentations.

Students completing practicum and master’s internship experiences are typically from programs across the state of Indiana. Psychology interns are from programs throughout the country. All counselors in training are supervised closely by professional staff members who are licensed mental health practitioners.

Doctoral internships

We strive to provide a comprehensive, diverse learning experience for interns. Although we’ve had interns since 2005, the program has changed substantially in order to prepare students to become competent clinicians in Health Service Psychology. Please note that CAPS will not be recruiting doctoral interns for the upcoming 2025-26 training year.

Explore our internship opportunity

Practicum training

We offer an advanced practicum or master's internship experience for a select cohort of students each year. Students enrolled in accredited doctoral or master's level academic programs that lead to licensure as a mental health clinician (e.g., LMHC, LCSW, HSPP) are eligible to apply. Our training emphasizes individual and group counseling, including initial assessment of clinical concerns.

Learn more about practicum training

Accreditation status

We are pleased to announce that IU Indianapolis CAPS has been granted current status of“Full Accreditation”from APA.

The IU Indianapolis CAPS internship program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We participate in and adhere to the APPIC Match process and policies. We agree 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. Our National Computer Match Program Code number is 197811. 

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association 
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 

Phone: 202-336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Web:  www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Student population and clinical concerns

The clinical experiences at IU Indianapolis CAPS include opportunities to work with clients ranging in age from 18 to 50+ from a wide variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including international students. The most prevalent diagnoses of treatment are depression and anxiety. Opportunities to work with individuals presenting with learning and social concerns, PTSD, bipolar disorder, relationship problems, and adjustment issues are also available.

IU Indianapolis is well-known for the diversity of its student body, and this diversity is also reflected in the students who utilize CAPS’ services. 

 

IU Indianapolis campus 2022-23

IU Indianapolis CAPS 2022-23

Female

61%

60.8%

Male

39%

29.6%

Nonbinary

--

5%

Trans

--

2%

Asian

7%

6%

Black/African American

9%

12%

Hispanic/Latino

11%

9%

Two or more races

5%

6%

International student

6%

8%

White

60%

57%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0.10%

0%

Freshman

17%

22%

Sophomore

13%

18%

Junior

15%

18%

Senior

23%

15%

Graduate

17%

26%

Nondegree

2%

0%

Ensuring our students have a great experience with our team is our top priority. Each student has an opportunity to complete surveys and assessments about their experiences, and some of their sentiments are captured below. 

% agreement

Treatment by counselor was courteous

95%

 

Appropriate level of concern

89%

 

Feel comfortable by counselor

87%

 

Well-trained and skilled in helping with my concerns

88%

 

Visit was useful

85%

 

I will return to CAPS

87%

 

I would recommend CAPS to others

89%

 

I am satisfied with services received

87%

 

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