CPS Staff

CAPS Training & Internships


Currently, CAPS offers university counseling center training positions at both the masters and doctoral level. In addition to becoming strong mental health generalists in the provision of individual and group counseling services, trainees will participate in inter-professional collaboration, outreach, consultation, campus programs and related projects within the university community. We offer specialized rotations and special projects which are service-oriented and individually tailored to provide a broad range of learning opportunities.

2014-2015 Doctoral Psychology Internship Program – August 1st, 2014 – July 31st, 2015

  • Application Deadline is November 10, 2013
  • APPIC Internship Matching Program Code Number:  213211
  • Open House (optional):  Monday, January 27th, 2014

2014-2015 Masters-Level Practicum and Advanced Practicum Positions – Completed applications received by March 7th, 2014 will receive priority consideration for positions commencing the 2014-15 academic year.

2014-2015 Doctoral Psychology Internship Program (PDF)– Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is offering two positions for the 2014-2015 year (August 1st, 2014 – July 31st, 2015.) Our 2000-hour internship program includes opportunities for individual and group counseling, walk-in triage, crisis intervention and initial assessment services, specialized assessments and services, outreach services, consultation, and specialized rotations in psychological assessments and supervision and training of masters-level trainees.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) exists to enhance the psychological growth, emotional well being, cognitive development, and learning potential of students in and out of the classroom. This aim is achieved through promotion, facilitation, recommendation and provision of mental health services for the University community. A holistic-wellness model, an ecological perspective, and a teamwork orientation provide the foundation for the development and delivery of CAPS services. Counseling and Psychological Services operates within the division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Counseling and Psychological Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC,) the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA,) and the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH).

Additional Information:

Application Process – For the 2014-2015 Internship year, the application deadline is November 10th, 2013 and the process will be completed via the APPIC MATCH, which is scheduled for February 2014. This internship site agrees 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. Please visit the APPIC website for more information.




Along with the variety of services offered to all students at Western Carolina University, Counseling and Psychological Services serves as a graduate fieldwork placement / training site for graduate programs in counseling, clinical psychology, social work and related programs. Students typically apply during the spring for the upcoming academic year commitment. WCU has served as a masters-level training site for over 25 years and has a strong commitment for effective clinical supervision, training and professional development. Please review the flyer and application form for further information or contact the Director of Training.

Training Program Contact:
M, Jay Manalo, Ph.D., HSP-P
Director of Training/Psychologist
828 227-7469

CAPS Staff

Affiliated Members of CAPS Team:
Jackson County Psychological Services (Psychiatric Services)


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