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Counseling Psychology Highlights

This is just a brief overview of the internship, practicum, faculty-student collaboration, and leadership opportunities available for students in the counseling psychology program.

Internship

The Counseling Psychology program prepares students for the internship application process through meetings, feedback on goal statements and vitae, and mock interviews. This assistance, in combination with the excellent clinical training our students receive during their doctoral training, has resulted in an excellent placement rate in APA accredited and APPIC listed internships.

We are happy to announce 100% placement for the upcoming 2014-2015 internship year.

  • University of South Carolina Counseling Center, Columbia, SC
  • The University of Texas at Dallas Counseling Center, Richardson, TX (2 students)
  • Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN
  • Indian Health Board-Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
  • Texas A&M Counseling Center, College Station, TX
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Counseling Center, Richmond, VA
  • Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN
  • Towson University Counseling Center, Towson, MD
  • Texas Tech University Counseling Center, Lubbock, TX

Current (2013-2014) interns are placed at:

  • Jefferson CIty Consortium, Louisville, KY
  • University of North Dakota Counseling Center, Grand Forks, ND
  • Miami University Student Counseling Services, Oxford, OH
  • University of California-Davis Counseling Center, Davis, CA
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Texas Woman's University Counseling Center, Denton, TX
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Interns in 2012-2013 were placed at:

  • Jefferson CIty Consortium, Louisville, KY
  • University of Florida Counseling Center, Gainesville, FL
  • Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN
  • N. Florida/S. George VA, Gainesville, FL
  • Towson University Counseling Center, Towson, MD
  • The University of Memphis Counseling Center, Memphis, TN
  • Nebraska Internship Consortium, Lincoln, NE
  • Utah State University Counseling Center, Logan, UT
  • University of Iowa Counseling Center, Iowa City, IA

Interns in 2011-2012 were placed at:

  • VAMC, St. Louis, MO
  • Long Beach Healthcare System/VA, Long Beach, CA
  • Ohio State University Counseling Center, Columbus, OH
  • Clemson University Counseling Center, Clemson, SC
  • College of William and Mary Counseling Center, Williamsburg, VA
  • Memphis VAMC
  • The University of Memphis Counseling Center, Memphis, TN

Interns in 2009-2010 were placed at:

  • The University of Memphis Counseling Center, Memphis, TN - 2 students
  • VAMC, St. Louis, MO
  • Appalachian State University Counseling Center, Boone, NC - 2 students

Interns in 2008-2009 were placed at:

  • The University of Memphis Counseling Center, Memphis, TN
  • University of Tennessee Counseling Center, Knoxville, TN
  • University of Utah Counseling Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Texas Woman's University Counseling Center, Denton, TX
  • University of Maine Counseling Center, Orono, ME
  • University of Tennessee Department of Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology, Memphis, TN
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte Counseling Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Millard Health Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Interns in 2007-2008 were placed at:

  • VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY (2 students)
  • VA Medical Center - Northampton, Leeds, MA
  • The University of Memphis Counseling Center, Memphis, TN
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Oregon Counseling Center, Eugene, OR
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons - Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL
  • Indiana University Health Center, Bloomington, IN
  • University of Illinois-Chicago Counseling Center, Chicago, IL
  • Bowling Green State University Counseling Center, Bowling Green, OH
  • University of Tennessee Department of Pediatrics Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology, Memphis, TN
  • South Arkansas Regional Health Center, El Dorado, AR

Interns in 2006-2007 were placed at:

  • University of Madison-Wisconsin Counseling Center, Madison, WI
  • Ball State University Counseling Center, Muncie, IN
  • Iowa State University Counseling Center, Ames, IA
  • University of Florida Counseling Center, Gainesville, FL
  • UC-Berkeley Counseling Center, Berkeley, CA
  • University of South Carolina Counseling Center, Colombia, SC

Interns in 2005-2006 were placed at the following internship sites:

  • University of Florida Health Services Center, Gainesville, FL
  • University of Florida Counseling Center, Gainesville, FL
  • University of North Carolina Counseling Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, Boston, MA
  • The University of Memphis Counseling Center, Memphis, TN
  • West Virginia University Counseling Center, Morgantown, WV
  • University of Missouri Counseling Center, Columbia, MO
  • Federal Correctional Complex, Butner, NC

Opportunities to Co-Present and Co-Publish with Faculty and Student Colleagues

Students have numerous opportunities to work with faculty through research teams and collaborative efforts. Students in the doctoral program attend conferences and work with faculty on consultation projects. The following is a sample of collaborative work produced by students and faculty members: (* indicates current or former student)

Lease, S. H., *Montes, S. H., *Badgett, L. R., *Sawyer, R. J., *Fleming, K. M., *Hampton, A. B., *Ovrebo, E., ... *Boyraz, G. (in press). A cross-cultural exploration of masculinity and relationships in men from Turkey, Norway, and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

*Reeves, T., Horne, S. G., Riggle, E. D. B., Rostosky, S. S., & *Aycock, R. (in press). Family members’ support for GLBT issues: The role of family adaptability and cohesion. The Journal of GLBT Family Studies.

Parnell, M. K., Lease, S. H., & Green, M. L. (in press). Perceived career barriers for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. Journal of Career Development.

Lightsey, O. R., Jr., *Wells, A. G., *Wang, M., *Pietruszka, T., *Ciftci, A., & *Stancil, B. (2009). Emotion-oriented coping, avoidance coping, and fear of pain as mediators of the relationship between positive affect, negative affect and pain-related distress among Black and White college women. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 116-146.

Lease, S. H., *Hampton, A. B., *Fleming, K., *Baggett, L. R., *Montes, S. H., & *Sawyer, R. J. II (2010). Masculnity and interpersonal competencies: Contrasting White and African American men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Lease, S. H., & *Dahlbeck, D. T. (2009). Parental influences, career decision-making attributions, and self-efficacy: Differences for men and women. Journal of Career Development.

*Dahlbeck, D. T., & Lease, S. H. (2010). Career issues and concerns for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The Career Development Quarterly.

Lease, S. H., *Çiftçi, A., Demir, A., & *Boyraz, G., (2009). Structural validity of Turkish versions of the Gender Role Conflict Scale and Male Role Norms Scale. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 10, 273-287.

 

 

 

Practica Placement Opportunities

Diversity of practica placements is an important component of the developing Counseling Psychologist's clinical skills. The Memphis urban area allows for an extensive range of practica experiences including in-patient treatment, primary care, community mental health, federal prisons, and university and college counseling centers. The Counseling Psychology program at The University of Memphis maintains of network of placements for doctoral practica. An abbreviated listing of these placements is given here.

Common Practica Placements and Populations

Lakeside Behavioral Health System. Also Parkwood Location  Adults, Adolescents
Center for Rehabilitation and Employment Research
Psychological and Vocational Assessments for Adults
Exchange Club Family Center Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Victim Support Groups
Federal Correction Institute
Assessment and counseling with incarcerated individuals
Arkansas State University Counseling Center Personal Counseling - College Students
Daybreak Day Treatment Children, Adolescents, some Families
St. Francis Hospital A&D inpatient, Group work, Adults, Adolescents
Rhodes College Personal and Career Counseling - College Students
The University of Memphis Counseling Center Personal, Career, and Assessment work - College students
Memphis VA Veterans and families, Numerous units (PTSD, Spinal Cord, Mental Health, Substance use)

Student Leadership and Recognition

Counseling Psychology students at The University of Memphis are active in local and national professional organizations, assume leadership positions, and are recognized for their professional contributions.

  • Christine Jehu was selected to serve on the APAGS convention program committee - 2012-2013.
  • David Dahlbeck received the APA conference student poster award in Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22, Section 1) for his project entitled "Self-efficacy, meaning, and coping as predictors of well-being among children with disabilities."
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