Counseling Training

Comprehensive Counseling Training

 graduate students counseling


  • Our in-house clinic offers close faculty supervision and contact with a diverse mix of college student and community clients.

  • Specialty training is available in anger management, career counseling, motivational interviewing, and parenting skills.

  • Our strong connections with the community also provide students with diverse training experiences at inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities.

  • Over the past 15 years, approximately 90% of our doctoral students have obtained APA-accredited internships on the first application, with the majority securing their 1st or 2nd choice of placement.

What to expect

  • Year 1: Pre-practicum training experiences with undergraduate clients, including basic counseling skills and vocational counseling.

  • Year 2: Complete Practicum I (Fall) and Practicum II (Spring) in the Community Counseling & Assessment Clinic. Supervision provided by licensed psychologists and advanced graduate students.*

  • Year 2 (Summer): Complete summer-long, intensive internship experience in the community.

  • Years 3 & 4 (Doctoral Students only): Advanced Practicum in the Community Counseling & Assessment Clinic as well as externship placements designed to expand intervention and assessment experiences.

    • Doctoral students also provide supervision to Practicum I and II students. 

  • Year 5: Completion of the pre-doctoral internship. Note: Some students elect to use this year to complete additional research and/or clinical experiences and complete internship in Year 6. 

*Students entering with a completed Master's degree may waive these requirements subject to program faculty approval