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Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology


The Aggie Health & Wellness Counseling Services offers training to doctoral students in clinical or counseling psychology. These students may participate in one of the following programs:

APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Our internship is a full-time 12-month doctoral psychology training program.  Interns are required to complete a minimum of 2000 hours in order to successfully complete the internship and a minimum of 500 of those hours must be direct service. Interns will have the opportunity to train at an integrated university center that provides individual, group and couples counseling, outreach, consultation, providing supervision, and crisis walk in services, and select assessments.

Practicum Training

Our site is a practicum site for the second year doctoral students in the Counseling & Educational Psychology (CEP) program at NMSU. Our site has also been an internship site for master’s level CEP students and advanced doctoral students looking for field experience. Students will gain experience working at an integrated university setting working with a range of clinical concerns and various client identities on an interdisciplinary team.  Practicum trainees will gain additional experience conducting individual and group counseling, outreach workshops, and potentially triage and crisis intervention experience (depending on system need and experience).

For further information on either training program, contact Carol Fonseca, Ph.D. (Training Coordinator) at or 575-646-1512.

Equal Opportunity Statement

New Mexico State University, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, or protected veteran status in its programs and activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-3635;