Letter from the Training Director

Dear Prospective Intern,

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center Doctoral Internship website! We are so pleased that you are considering our program for your capstone training year. Choosing an internship site is both exciting and overwhelming and we are fully aware that so many factors, both personal and professional, go into making this decision. We hope that the following pages will guide you in making your decision. Additionally, I wanted to highlight some important information about our program that may not come through as clearly in the materials.

The Doctoral internship has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242; 202-336-5979) since 2003. The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association for Counseling Services and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and the Association of the Counseling Center Training Agencies.

The Counseling Center is located on the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University. We serve graduate and undergraduate students of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and the Carey Business School, totaling approximately 9000 students.

We take pride in our program and the staff’s commitment to training and mentoring a new generation of psychologists. Our training program subscribes to a practitioner-scholar model that emphasizes interns working in apprenticeship relationships with staff who value scientifically guided professional practice. Our model emphasizes training as a process through which interns develop not only the requisite knowledge and skills, but also the sense of professional identity necessary for becoming professional psychologists. Infused throughout the service delivery and training activities is a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and social justice. We believe in celebrating and honoring our multiple social identities and recognize the importance of challenging biases and learning from each other. We strive to inculcate and live these values in our work with students, community and each other.

We hope that through your review of the materials, you determine that what our program has to offer is an ideal match for your training needs. Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 410-516-8278.


Susana Ferradás, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Director of Training & Senior Staff Psychologist