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Practicum/Internship

The office of Counseling & Psychological Services is proud to offer one- and two-semester practicum/internship programs aimed at training masters- and doctoral-level graduate students to provide professional psychological services in a university setting.

The two-semester practicum/internship at Kutztown University offers doctoral- and masters-level 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.

A one-semester practicum experience is also offered in the spring semester. This placement is designed to meet the needs of graduate students wishing to complete a 100-hour placement and provides weekly supervision with an experienced clinician.

All practicum/internship 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.

TWO-SEMESTER PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 15 hours/week on site, scheduled over at least three days
  • Attendance at a 2-hour weekly group training/supervision meeting
  • Active participation in case presentations and discussions
  • Individual clinical supervision (1 hour/week minimum)
  • Participation in 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

TWO-SEMESTER PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Involvement in research and presentations conducted by counseling center faculty
  • Supervised experience in co-leading therapy groups (when available)
  • Experience with administration, scoring and interpretation of selected psychological assessments
  • Exposure to a diverse client population and a wide range of clinical problems

ONE-SEMESTER PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 7 hours/week on site, scheduled over 1-3 days
  • Active participation in dyadic supervision
  • Adherence to the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association and/or the American Counseling Association
  • Current liability insurance coverage
  • Current clearances

PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Counseling & Psychological Services accepts applications from graduate students interested in the two-semester placement beginning each January for the next academic year. Applications should be submitted by hard copy. Please ensure your application is complete, as no applications will be considered without the required accompanying documentation.  Selected applicants are notified in early February regarding meeting with the professional counselors in February for an interview. All applicants are notified of the selection results by mid March.

Applications for the one-semester practicum placement are reviewed on a rolling basis during the preceding Fall semester.  Applications should be submitted by hard copy. Please ensure your application is complete, as no applications will be considered without the required accompanying documentation. 

The application for graduate practicum/internship experiences at Kutztown University Counseling & Psychological Services can be found here.