The Counselor Training Program is designed to provide the professional-in-training an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the academic program to a real life work setting. The practical experience of direct client contact, under close clinical supervision, accelerates the development of a professional identity. This is supported by additional training opportunities during the academic year.
Students who are accepted into the program are expected to have some prior experience in direct client contact, as well as demonstrate a basic knowledge of counseling skills and the theoretical models in common use among psychologists and professional counselors.
The doctoral practicum student will have 16 hours of service per week during the fall and spring semesters, divided between direct client service, supervision, training and other administrative duties. Master’s interns will have 20 hours of service per week, during the fall and spring semester, divided between direct client service, supervision, training and other administrative duties.