Practicum Training Opportunities

DIRECT SERVICE

Intake
Practicum students participate in an initial assessment of student concerns.The intake session offers a practicum student an opportunity to build the therapeutic relationship, diagnostic impressions, assessing student need and implementing therapeutic techniques.

Individual Therapy
Trainees have the opportunity to conduct therapy with diverse undergraduate students. Presenting issues cover a wide range of psychological severity. Practicum trainees typically meet with 5 to 6 individual clients weekly.

Group Therapy
Developing and co-facilitating group therapy may exist (as needed). Trainees have the opportunity to develop their own group focus (support, screenings, or psycho-educational) with a supervisor as co-leader.

On Campus Partnership/Outreach
Practicum trainees may have the opportunity to provide consultation and outreach programs to the athletic teams, academic departments, Learning Services, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Greek Affairs, and residence halls. Practicum trainees are encouraged to participate in aspects fitting their professional development goals. We welcome and appreciate innovative ideas!

Crisis Intervention
Practicum trainees may have the opportunity to observe crisis interventions. In some situations, trainees may co-lead a crisis intervention with their supervisor or other staff psychologists.