Training and Education
Doctoral Level Practicum in Psychology
The University of Delaware’s Center for Counseling and Student Development’s Doctoral Level Practicum in Psychology
The University of Delaware Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) is seeking 3rd or 4th year doctoral students in Counseling or Clinical Psychology programs who are interested in a practicum experience working in a full service college counseling center. Preference will be given to students who have knowledge of college student development and experience working with the college population. It is preferable for doctoral students to have had course work or background in the following areas: theories of counseling, multi-cultural theories, career counseling, and some exposure to ethical codes and ethical decision-making. Two or three semesters of supervised clinical experience beyond manualized treatments are also valued.
CCSD is dedicated to training high quality psychology practitioners. We have a post-doctoral fellowship and an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship. All staff members are involved in some facet of training.
Activities and Responsibilities
Psychology practicum students are expected to spend two days each week at CCSD. In a standard week, practicum students will have 6-9 hours of individual counseling and assessment appointments, 2 hours of individual and group supervision, and 3-4 hours of related administrative activities such as chart maintenance. CCSD uses a time-limited treatment model and supports trainees in developing their skills in this modality through supervision. Practicum students are encouraged to seek approval from our Case Review and Consultation Committee (CRAC) to carry one client on a longer term basis in order to diversify their learning experiences.
Opportunities for career assessment and counseling, group therapy process observation, and outreach activities may also be available for practicum students interested in pursuing these areas. Psychology practicum students are invited to attend our weekly staff and case conference meetings as well as our professional development sessions.
Psychology practicum students receive one hour of individual and one hour of group supervision each week. Videotape review of sessions is used. In the fall, individual practicum supervision is provided by a senior staff psychologist or one of our post-doctoral fellows, who in turn, are supervised by a licensed psychologist. In the spring, supervised pre-doctoral interns provide the individual supervision. Throughout the year, group supervision is led by a senior staff psychologist and may be co-led by a post-doctoral fellow. In addition, senior staff are readily available for additional, informal consultation and supervision when the need arises.
Interested applicants should send the following materials,
by January 31, 2013 to:
Mary Anne M. Lacour, Ph.D. and Brad Wolgast, Ph.D.
Center for Counseling and Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
- A letter of interest
- Transcripts from graduate work
- Two letters of reference (at least one from a clinical supervisor).
Center for Counseling & Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center, Newark, DE 19716