Welcome to CSU Health Network Counseling Services graduate student training programs.

We have trained graduate students in mental health disciplines since the early 1970s. We believe that supervised practical training plays an essential role in the development of new professionals and are excited to be a part of that process. We provide training to approximately thirty graduate students from diverse disciplines each year.

Our Doctoral Internship in Psychology has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1973 and was one of the first university counseling services to earn this recognition. The Psychology Interns are selected through the APPIC national match procedure.

We offer two Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowships. Both provide training in Integrated Behavioral Health; one focuses on treatment of individuals with issues related to the use of alcohol and other drugs (the AOD and Behavioral Health Fellowship) and the other focuses on post-hospitalization treatment for individuals in a DBT-based intensive outpatient program (DBT-Informed Post-Hospitalization Program and Behavioral Health Fellowship).

We also offer a Post-Masters Fellowship in Social Work or Counseling. This is a two-year position, with one position offered every year (two fellows are therefore present at the CSUHN at any given time, with one in their first year and the other in their second year of training). This fellowship offers opportunities to provide generalist therapy to a student population, as well as specialized training in the treatment of individuals with issues related to the use of alcohol and other drugs (year 1) and integrated behavioral health (year 2).

Students in our Masters Internship in Social Work and Counseling come from CSU and other regional institutions.

Advanced Practicum placements are open to Psychology graduate students from CSU and nearby universities who are in their third year of doctoral studies (or more advanced). In some instances, we may consider second year doctoral students with a previous masters degree for these positions. Third year and more advanced graduate students in the CSU Counseling Psychology program are eligible to apply for our GSA positions, which are jointly funded by the CSUHN and the CSU Department of Psychology.

The 2nd Year Psychology Practicum program is offered in conjunction with CSU’s doctoral program in Counseling Psychology and is only open to their students.

Information about our training programs and the application process is found on linked pages. Orientation for all training programs starts August 1st and continues throughout the three weeks that precede the beginning of the academic year (the fourth week of August). Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We appreciate your interest in our graduate training programs and look forward to receiving your application.


Aki Hosoi, PhD
CSU Health Network, Counseling Services Training Director