Staff, Setting, and Facilities
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is part of the larger CSUF Student Wellness area, which also includes the following departments: Health Services, TitanWell, and Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services. Psychiatric services are designated as part of CAPS’ services. Although these four departments are tied administratively, Student Wellness offices are located in several buildings.
Interns are each assigned individual office space in the main CAPS building for their professional use during the training year. Offices are equipped with a desktop or a laptop, internet service, and phone and answering services. Interns will be issued a webcam to record their clinical sessions. CAPS utilizes the Point and Click computer program for scheduling and record keeping. Interns will receive specific training in this system when beginning their training. Interns have access to the CAPS front office staff, Student Wellness Information Technology staff, and Campus Information Technology staff for support and assistance, as needed.
Our training program is an integral part of CAPS, and almost all of the CAPS staff are meaningfully involved in the training program in one way or another. You are invited to learn more about the CAPS staff, including educational backgrounds and areas of interest here: http://www.fullerton.edu/caps/staff/
We encourage you to peruse the Student Wellness website for more information about the staff, setting, and facilities: http://www.fullerton.edu/studentwellness/.
Stipend and Benefits
The stipend for this full-time, 12-month internship is $35,000. Interns are eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, and accrue Vacation and Sick Leave. Interns also receive University holidays and library privileges.
The University and Region Description
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles, and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and approximately 21 miles from nearby beaches.
Cal State Fullerton has more than 42,000 students and approximately 4,100 full- and part-time faculty and staff members. The University offers 110 degree programs in eight colleges, including a doctorate program in education and doctor of nursing practice.
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fifth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California and second in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics (CSUF Fact Sheet, July, 2021).
In 1957, Cal State Fullerton became the 12th state college in California to be authorized by the Legislature as a degree-granting institution. The following year, a site was designated for the campus to be established in northeast Fullerton. The property was purchased in 1959. This is the same year that Dr. William B. Langsdorf was appointed as the founding president of the school.
Today, Cal State Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university with a main campus that consists of 110 permanent buildings, a picturesque 26-acre Arboretum, and student residence halls. The campus also features the Student Recreation Center, a $40.6-million, two-story 95,000-square-foot facility located west of Titan Gym.
The Performing Arts Center is a $48-million complex that provides state-of-the-art facilities for audiences and performers alike, as well as instructional facilities for students.
The $87.5-million Steven G. Mihaylo Hall is home to the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics – the largest accredited business school in the state and nationally recognized for accreditation in both its business and accounting programs.
The University is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 278,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.
On Aug. 1, 2013, Cal State Fullerton became the first smoke-free campus in the California State University system. Since that time, smoking of tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and e-cigarettes) is prohibited on all California State University, Fullerton property, including off-site facilities, such as, College Park, Fullerton Arboretum and elsewhere. With the implementation of this policy, Cal State Fullerton joins more than 1,000 colleges and universities nationally that have adopted similar bans. To learn more about the policy, smoking cessation programs and other information, please visit the following website: http://www.smoke-free.fullerton.edu/
For more information about the university, including information about our current enrollment and the diversity of our student population, please visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/about/
Fullerton and the Orange County Area
Fullerton, a city of more than 135,000 inhabitants, is located in north Orange County, about 30 miles southeast of central Los Angeles. It is part of the Southern California population center and within easy freeway access of all the diverse natural and cultural attractions of this region. Fullerton is a is a full-service city renowned for its unique mix of residential, commercial and industrial, educational, and cultural environments which provide an outstanding quality of life for both residents and businesses alike.
The extensive development of the 42 miles of beaches in Orange County and the development of such attractions as the Disneyland Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm, the Laguna Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, the Honda Center, Angel Stadium, the Anaheim Convention Center and the Orange County Performing Arts Center continue to make tourism an increasingly important activity. So does the Mediterranean-type climate, with rainfall averaging 14 inches per year, and generally mild days (either freezing or 100-degree temperatures are uncommon) with frequent morning fog during the summer. Both downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean can be reached by car in half an hour, and mountain and desert recreation areas are as close as an hour’s drive from the campus.
For more detailed information about the University and the local area, please see: http://www.fullerton.edu/about/
Visits and Virtual Tours
In keeping with our social justice philosophy, we do not allow on-site visits to our program before the ranking deadline. We do not wish to add to any financial impact of the internship application process by requiring in-person interviews. We also want to avoid creating uneven opportunities for applicants to be exposed to our program. However, we recognize that applicants take in information in a variety of ways, and some applicants want or need more than a phone conversation to get a feel for a site. With this in mind, we’d like to direct you to a virtual tour of the CSUF Campus: http://www.fullerton.edu/virtualtour/