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CCMS Doctoral Internship

CCMS is a member of the Mid Atlantic Internship Consortium (MAIC), an APA-accredited internship, for the students of the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University, Washington DC. 


MAIC follows all guidelines and schedules prescribed by American Psychological Association (APA) and Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC.)  


Students from ASPP should contact Dr. Gayle Norbury, MAIC Director, at ASPP for further information (

Internship FAQ

What does the CCMS Internship include?

  • CCMS provides supervised training in individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in a community mental health setting.

  • Interns will play an active role in other CCMS programs, such as our after school Enrichment Program and Therapeutic Summer Wellness Program. 

  • Interns will participate in community outreach activities and events.

  • There are also opportunities for school-based interventions with elementary-aged children and high school adolescents, and exposure to adjudicated youth through the Multi Systemic Treatment program, and experience with substance use treatments

  • The internship experience at CCMS is primarily therapy, although Doctoral Interns will be required to conduct comprehensive batteries, including projective testing and the Rorschach. 

When does the Internship begin?

  • One year internship rotation beginning September of the academic year and ending August.


How many positions are offered?

  • We offer 2 Internship positions per academic year.


What is the time commitment?

  • Interns are required to spend 32 hours per week on site, and 8 hours per week at MAIC didactic trainings.

  • Interns must be available at least two evenings a week and Fridays. 

  • Students are also required to adhere to CCMS’s clinic schedule regarding holidays and clinic closings.

What type of supervision/training is offered?

  • A minimum of two (2) hours of supervision are provided weekly (1 hour of individual with a licensed psychologist, plus a minimum of 1 hour of either group or individual with a licensed mental health professional . 

    • Individual supervision includes direct observation, self-report, and videotaping. 

  • Other training activities include participation in weekly case conferences with senior staff, and regular seminars on various clinical topics, such as play therapy, motivational interviewing, evidence-based practices, and attachment. 

Is this a non-paid/paid internship?

  • This is a paid internship. Contact MAIC for further information.


How do I apply?

  • Applicants must apply through APPIC website. 

  • Follow APPIC guidelines for application material due dates, etc.

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