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Opportunities for Graduate-Level Practicum Students

ABOUT THE PRACTICUM

The practicum in Counseling Psychology offered by the office of Counseling & Psychological Services is a two-semester practicum aimed at training master’s- and doctoral-level graduate students to provide professional psychological services in a university setting. Kutztown University is a multi-faceted university, originally founded in 1866, that offers a wide spectrum of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University has approximately 10,000 full-time and part-time students, including undergraduate and graduate divisions.

The practicum at Kutztown University offers students individual supervision with an experienced clinician and a group training experience on a weekly basis. The group training provides practicum students with information and training in numerous areas related to counseling. Case presentations allow practicum students to solicit different perspectives and feedback from fellow students and from an experienced counselor.

Practicum students are expected to follow Kutztown University's calendar for the academic year. This may require some students to start or end earlier or later than what is expected at their home institution.

PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS

  • minimum of 15 hours/week on site, scheduled over three days
  • attendance at a weekly group training/supervision meeting
  • participation in case presentations and discussions
  • individual clinical supervision (1 hour/week minimum)
  • psycho-educational presentations/workshops
  • adherence to the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association and/or the American Counseling Association
  • current liability insurance coverage
  • current clearances

PRACTICUM OPPORTUNITIES

  • involvement in research and presentations conducted by counseling center faculty
  • supervised experience in co-leading therapy groups
  • experience with administration, scoring, and interpretation of selected psychological tests
  • exposure to a diverse client population and a wide range of clinical problems

PRACTICUM APPLICATION PROCEDURES

CPS accepts applications from interested graduate students beginning each January for the next academic year. Applications should be submitted by hard copy.  No applications will be considered without the required accompanying documentation.

Selected applicants are notified by late February regarding meeting with the professional staff in early March for an interview. All applicants are notified of the selection results by late March.

Application for the graduate practicum experience at Kutztown University Counseling & Psychological Services can be found here.

Apply by February 11, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year!  Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.