Training for Psychology Predoctoral Interns

The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center offers a formal predoctoral internship for candidates interested in broad and general training in professional psychology. With a staff of clinical and counseling psychologists, the Center assists interns in their transition from graduate student to postdoctoral work while setting the foundation for independent practice in the field of psychology.


  • Doctoral candidacy in a regionally accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program is required. Preference is given to applicants from universities or professional schools accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • Applicants must have completed all course work and appropriate practicum training (at least 700-1000 hours) by the beginning of the internship year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate ethical conduct and interpersonal skills appropriate to the professional practice of psychology.
  • Applicant’s interests and aptitudes must be in concert with our program's goals and objectives.
  • It is recommended that applicants have their dissertation completed prior to entry.

By the End of Your Training Experience:

  • You will have a well rounded clinical training experience in the areas of both psychological assessment and therapy that prepares you for postdoctoral work.
  • You will have the added benefit of learning how to integrate one’s faith perspective into your clinical work.
  • You will have accrued the required amount of clinical, supervision, and administrative hours to apply for provisional licensure in the State of Texas.

How to apply:

  • Download and submit application
  • Submit a copy of your most recent Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, two writing samples, and three professional references
  • Submit $125 non-refundable application fee

Application Deadlines:

  • June 15 for fall admission

For more information, contact Dr. Williams at training@samaritanhouston.org.