Internship Setting at UHM & CSDC
© UHM CSDC
Updated: May 2013
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
The internship is an integral part of the Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). The UHM is the flagship campus of the University of Hawai‘i 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 (http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu/vision/).
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. Approximately 20,426 students are enrolled at the UHM (14,655 undergraduate, 5,771 graduate students). UHM offers bachelor’s degrees in 92 fields of study, master’s degrees in 84, doctoral degrees in 51, professional degrees in 5, and a number of certificates. The diverse range of ethnic groups represented on the Mānoa campus is approximately 40.4% Asian, 20.9% Caucasian, 17.4% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 14.2% Mixed, 3.0% International, 2.0% Hispanic/Latino, 1.5% Black or African American, .3% American Indian or Alaska Native, and .2% Race and/or Ethnicity Unknown (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/about/). The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and the Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredit 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.