Doctoral Internship:

Internship Setting at UHM & CSDC

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

The internship is an integral part of the Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). The UHM is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi system which includes three universities and seven community colleges. The mission of the UHM is to provide a fertile, engaged, and ethical learning environment characterized by a free exchange of ideas, shared intellectual resources, cutting edge scholarship, and high academic expectations. With its unique geographic location bridging East and West, Mānoa serves as a portal to an exceptional educational experience (

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The Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, home of CSDC.

UHM was established in 1907 and is a research university of international standing. It creates, refines, disseminates, and perpetuates human knowledge. It offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through the doctoral level, including law and medicine. UHM carries out advanced research and extends service to the community. A total of 17,490 students were enrolled in Mānoa courses or via distance education in Fall semester 2019 (12,631 undergraduate, 4,859 graduate). UHM offers bachelor's degrees in 101 fields of study, master's degrees in 87, and professional and doctoral degrees in 59. The UHM also offers a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates. The diverse range of ethnic groups represented on the Mānoa campus include approximately 35.9% Asian, 24.9% Caucasian, 18.6% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 16.4% Multiracial, 6.0% International, 1.8% Hispanic, 1.6% Black or African American, and 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native ( as of Fall 2019). The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and the Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits UHM. Professional programs are individually accredited by appropriate agencies.

The Counseling and Student Development Center

The Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) serves the mental health and career counseling needs of students, faculty, and staff at UHM. The Center is composed of interrelated programs adhering to a whole-person, developmental philosophy and approach to service delivery and program planning. These programs include Clinical Services, Training, Outreach, Counselor-in-Residence, and the Testing Office. The Training program is linked with the Clinical Services program and provides applied training for both predoctoral psychology interns and practicum students from graduate programs in psychology and counseling.

The CSDC faculty and staff are composed of a diverse group of professionals who have a variety of theoretical orientations and a wide range of expertise. This multidisciplinary team includes psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors. Members of the CSDC clinical faculty share an integrated, developmental approach to counseling and psychotherapy and function as generalists within the Center. Psychologists on the CSDC faculty have received training in a variety of theoretical systems including cognitive, behavioral, experiential-humanistic-existential, psychodynamic-interpersonal, systemic-constructivist, multicultural-feminist, and biopsychosocial approaches.

Clinical Services is the largest program within CSDC offering psychological services, psychiatry, developmental interventions, outreach, and consultation to a diverse university community. Short-term individual psychotherapy, career counseling, and group counseling are the primary means of direct service delivery. A number of general therapy, theme-oriented, and structured groups are offered each semester as well as developmentally focused workshops and psycho-educational programs. Crisis and drop-in services are available during regular office hours. Assessment is used to guide the process of personal and career counseling and assist in treatment planning.

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Welcome to CSDC.

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Have a seat in our waiting room.

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Interns create comfortable, warm, and inviting sanctuaries for their clients.

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A quiet space for interns to counsel, contemplate, and chart a client's progress.

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An intern's office with a million dollar view of Diamond Head!