CAPS Training Program

Train With Us

Dive deep with our comprehensive training programs. Get experience with individual and group therapy, workshops, outreach, and more.

You're the Future of Mental Health

It's our mission to provide outstanding training for the next generation of mental health professionals. Each semester, we invite interns from various types of academic programs (clinical and counseling psychology, counseling, social work, and psychiatry) from within and outside the University of Arizona to join the CAPS Training Program and CAPS Doctoral Internship Program (CDIP).

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CAPS Doctoral Internship Program

CAPS is currently building a doctoral internship for psychologists-in-training! The CAPS Doctoral Internship Program (CDIP) will be a full-time, paid position that fulfills the internship requirement for students completing doctoral degrees in psychology. Interns will be immersed in a fast-paced, integrated university health setting at a large, diverse, public university where they develop skills to emerge as excellent health-service psychologists.

CDIP will welcome its first cohort in 2024. 

Learn More about CDIP

View the CDIP Program Manual

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CAPS Extern Training Experience

Our externs work alongside licensed staff serving students in our vibrant, diverse, fast-paced, interdisciplinary university counseling center. Clinical externs receive training across a variety of modalities, including individual and group therapy, psychoeducational workshops, initial visits, outreach, and more.

CAPS also offers Advocacy Training available with our Survivor Advocates team. Learn more about training with our Survivor Advocates.

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It was amazing to be able to provide counseling for clients.

-CAPS Extern


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I feel the environment was such a great place to develop in, and supportive.

-CAPS Extern

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Great clinical experience, good supervisors, lots of support.

-CAPS Extern

Join Our Training Program

For more information about our training program, contact our training director, Joel Gaffney at

CDIP is not currently accredited by the APA. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: 

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 
American Psychological Association 
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: