Clinical Externship

In addition to clinical practicum in our on-campus psychology clinic, students typically complete several clinical externships, some of which are paid 20-hour placements and some which are unpaid 8-hour placements. Clinical externships are supervised on-site by doctoral-level staff members at the agency where the student is placed.

Externship placements are assigned to meet the student’s individual training needs and are designed to help ensure a broad exposure to work environments common to clinical practice after graduation. We work to ensure that students rotate through a minimum of two off-campus clinical training agencies.

Current clinical externship placements include the following sites:

  • Pine Grove of Forrest General Hospital (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • The Recovery Zone (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • South Mississippi State Hospital (Purvis, MS)
  • Biloxi VA Medical Center (Biloxi/Gulfport, MS)
  • Specialized Treatment Facility (Biloxi/Gulfport, MS)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS)
  • Will's Way Pediatric Behavioral Psychology (Hattiesburg, MS)