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Counseling and Psychological Services receives internship grant

The Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Western Carolina University has received a grant of $7,900 from the American Psychological Association to help with the accreditation of the center’s internship program through APA.

“As of February, we submitted our self-study for initial accreditation for our internship program to the American Psychological Association, and used a portion of the grant funds to pay for the application fee,” said Jay Manalo, training director at CAPS. “APA accreditation is considered the highest level of accreditation for a psychology internship program.”

Manalo coordinates the internship program for psychology doctoral students from various universities who come to WCU for a year to train as part of a clinical internship.

In addition to application fees, the grant is being used to offset the cost of the application fee for initial accreditation, site visit fees, and the first year of accreditation fees if CAPS is successfully granted APA accreditation. The grant is in effect until April 30, 2018.

For more information about CAPS and the center’s use of the grant funding, contact Manalo by email at or by phone at 828-227-7469. To learn more about the grant itself, see the APA’s informational web page at

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