Training of Mental Health Professionals
The Counseling Center is active in the placement and training of students in the mental health professions. Graduate students in counseling, social work, and psychology may seek practicum and internship placements in our center, provided they are recommended by their host department and meet other requirements. The Counseling Center does not provide basic or introductory practicum training experiences.
The Counseling Center requirements are:
In addition the Counseling Center has the following strong preferences:
After being recommended, in writing, by an accredited, full-time residential training program, graduate students who are interested in our paid placements must complete an application, consisting of a letter of interest and a resume. Though there are exceptions depending on training department timelines, we are usually prepared to receive applications after late January to mid-February of each year. Qualified applicants are selected for interviews held at the Counseling Center. For those beginning in the fall term, the positions are typically filled by mid-April.
Graduate students from accredited, full-time residential training programs seeking volunteer externship and/or practicum placements should 1) ask his or her training director to provide the Counseling Center Executive Director a written recommendation for the placement, 2) after the recommendation is received, forward a copy of a letter of interest and resume or vita, and 3) after being contacted by the Counseling Center, schedule an interview.
For more information contact the Executive Director of the Counseling Center at 348-3863.