Number of Positions Available: Varies from 3-5
Clinical training and supervision is offered for graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling, marriage and family, and social work.
All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Completed graduate-level coursework (700-level) in:
- Theories of counseling/psychotherapy.
- Basic counseling techniques, methods, or skills that are empirically supported.
- Ethics and professional practice (either as a graduate course or as a discrete unit in a professional issues course).
- Diagnosis using the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
- Clinical Training
- A minimum of at least one semester of graduate-level, supervised clinical experience in individual counseling. A year or more of supervised clinical experience is strongly preferred.
- Prior supervised volunteer work at a clinical mental health facility may be considered in fulfilling the clinical requirement.
Please note that students interested in gaining experience working with couples and/or group therapy need to have completed basic coursework in these areas. Additional supervised clinical experience would be preferable.
Note: To discourage the potential of dual relationships, students who are former clients at CAPS must wait 6 months or one full academic semester after termination of therapy before applying for practicum.
Applicants for the Practicum Trainee position need to complete and submit the following to CAPS:
- The CAPS Practicum application form (which can be obtained at the CAPS office in the Recreation and Wellness Center).
- A current resume/curriculum vita.
- A copy of current transcripts.
- A cover letter explaining how a practicum at CAPS would fit with your short- and long-term professional goals.
- Two letters of recommendation: Preferably one from a current/previous site supervisor and another from a faculty member in your academic department who can address your qualifications and clinical skills.
Emily Slife, Ph.D.