Doctoral Practicum Placement at Counseling & Psychological Services
Welcome to our Counseling & Psychological Services Practicum Training Program website! I appreciate your interest in our practicum training and hope that the information provided through our website will be helpful in determining if this program is a good fit for you. Our center is very committed to the highest standards in training as well as to the ideals contained in our diversity statement.
We offer a semester-long advanced practicum training experience in individual, personal counseling. The practicum is a 18 hour per week commitment. The requirements of those 18 hours are outlined in the Practicum Program Overview. Supervision is provided by current doctoral interns (who are themselves supervised by senior level psychologists) as well as by senior staff on occasion. All sessions are video recorded for review by supervisors. Additionally, practicum students may expect opportunities for live supervision from their supervisors. Practicum students have access to CAPS training resources such as our collection of videos and DVD's demonstrating different approaches to working with clients.
The practicum at CAPS is considered an Advanced Practicum. This means that students are expected to have completed at least one year of supervised experience at a different practicum site before coming to the Counseling & Psychological Services.
The interview will include questions related to your application packet, previous experience and expectations of a practicum experience at the Counseling & Psychological Services. We will also ask you to review a brief vignette and provide a case conceptualization and initial thoughts on treatment strategies. Our interest is in obtaining some understanding of your conceptualization skills and reasoning skills in approaching your work with clients.
If you have any thoughts or questions about this application process, please let me know. Again, I appreciate your interest in our practicum training program and look forward to receiving your application packet should you feel that this would be a good fit for you.
Christina Ingram, Ph.D.
Practicum Training Program Coordinator