Greetings from the Training Director


Training is a very important and highly valued activity at our center. The training program is dynamic in nature and reflects feedback from interns as well as adaptations to the times in which we live. We offer a strong generalist foundation in Health Service Psychology that is grounded in multicultural counseling theory and uses evidence based practices that are typically short-term in nature.

Our diverse staff is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and stimulating atmosphere so that interns can solidify strengths and consolidate professional identity. Nearly every internship site has a diversity training component – we do more – we live it! We are seeking interns who are energized by learning and who possess a passion for working with diverse students and colleagues.

An exciting aspect of our program is the Integrated Mental Health model that provides our trainees with abundant opportunities to work across disciplines. There are approximately 50,400 students at Michigan State University with the on-campus residents living in distinct neighborhoods. Our center provides service to each neighborhood under the Health and Wellness Pillar. We are also proud of our previous involvement in the National College Depression Partnership, White House Joining Forces Initiative, and the Consortium for Multicultural Research.

I encourage you to read our website to determine if this site is a good match for you. Our application deadline is November 15, 2017. If you have any questions about our program, you are invited to contact me at: or (517) 355-8270.


J. Tawa Sina, Ph.D.
Training Director