Doctoral Interns

The GSU Counseling Center internship program focuses on application of clinical theory and research and requires interns to learn to and abide by ethical, legal, and professional standards of the field.  Our training program utilizes a practitioner-apprenticeship model to accomplish this.  As competence and confidence increase over the training year, interns learn by becoming more independent, but supervision continues as does access to consultation, training, and support from all senior staff.  By the completion of the internship year, interns are expected to be ready to function as autonomous, entry-level practitioners exhibiting skills appropriate for early career psychologists.  More specifically, interns are prepared for generalist entry-level professional practice in college/university counseling centers or similar settings that require skills in individual and group psychotherapy, crisis assessment and intervention, psychoeducational outreach programming, consultation, provision of clinical supervision, and administrative functions.  In addition, woven into the program is the belief that practice should be informed by empirical research.  For more information about our internship program, please click here.

2016-2017 Doctoral Interns

Sarah Paul, M.S.

Ms. Paul is working toward completing her doctoral degree from Carlow University which is located in Pittsburgh, PA. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including a university counseling center, adult and adolescent outpatient substance use programs, and a private practice conducting neurocognitive assessment. She utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, but primarily uses person-centered therapy and mindfulness based practices in her work. Her clinical interests include eating disorders, body image concerns, mood disorders, identity formation, and interpersonal issues.

What song do you sing at the top of your lungs while driving alone in your car?

I’m kind of, sort of, very much so stuck in the ‘90s and early 2000s when it comes to music, so the Backstreet Boys “I Want it that Way” or Pearl Jam’s “Alive” are likely songs.

What is your favorite food?

Lasagna. I’m all about layers and layers of cheese, meat, sauce, and noodles all in one.

What is your favorite quote?

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”


Andie Pusser, M.S.

Ms. Pusser is currently finishing her doctoral degree from Mercer University’s Clinical Medical Psychology program. Her counseling experience has primarily been with college students. Her clinical interests include anxiety, addictive behaviors, and co-occurring mental health and medical conditions. Her theoretical style is informed by psychodynamic therapy and interpersonal therapy.

What is the best television comedy of all time?
There are so many great comedies on TV; I would say it’s a tie between How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs.
What is your favorite food?
Hands down vegetarian pad Thai- I could eat that everyday.
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs while driving alone in your car?
Basically any pop song there is, but one that I am particularly guilty of singing is “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Last updated: 12/23/2016

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