Position Description

The training program – called an “internship” for master’s-level trainees and an “externship” for doctoral-level trainees – strives to provide experiences that meet the individual needs and goals of each trainee. The overall objective of the training program is to help each trainee develop a clearer professional identity as well as more advanced clinical skills.

The training program has the following parameters:

  • 9 months (late August through mid-May)
  • Minimum of 20 hours (2½ days) per week
  • Half of time spent providing direct clinical services
  • Unpaid (no stipend offered)

Trainees also may have the opportunity to experience the following:

  • observe and co-facilitate counseling and psycho-educational groups
  • consult with members of the campus community
  • design and implement psycho-educational campus outreach programs

In addition to their clinical experiences, trainees will receive the following educational and supervision experiences:

  • individual supervision (1 hour per week)
  • group supervision (75 minutes each week)
  • case conference (periodically through the training year)
  • didactic seminar (90 minutes each week)

Presenters for didactic seminars include in-house staff and local experts who are also practicing clinicians. Seminar presentations cover many topics pertinent to professional clinicians working in university settings, including

  • conducting intake and crisis assessments
  • developmental issues of college students
  • suicide and self-injury
  • multicultural issues
  • eating disorders
  • sexual assault and dating violence
  • sexuality issues
  • working with difficult clients
  • spirituality issues, boundary maintenance, and termination