Graduate Training Programs
The Graduate Clinical Training Programs at the Counseling Center are designed to provide training to exceptional graduate students in clinical psychology and clinical social work. Trainees participate in coursework, individual and group supervision, outreach and consultation activities, and the delivery of psychological services to American University students.
Practicum trainees are first- and second-year graduate students in clinical psychology program at American University. Practicum trainees receive clinical supervision from Psychology Department faculty members and administrative supervision from the Counseling Center. As a required part of their training, first-year practicum trainees videotape their sessions and second-year practicum trainees audiotape their sessions. The security and confidentiality of tapes are strictly maintained.
Externs are advanced graduate students in clinical psycholgy or clinical social work from graduate programs in the DC area, including, for example, Catholic University, George Washington University, and George Mason University, and University of Maryland. Externs receive clinical and administrative supervision from the Counseling Center professional staff. Click here for information and application materials regarding the Externship Program, or contact Dr. Jeanne Piette, Assistant Director for Training (202) 885-3500.
The internship program is APA accredited. Interns are advanced doctoral students in clinical or counseling psycholgy who participate in the same activities as the professional staff -- assessment, counseling, crisis response, outreach, consultation, and staff development. They receive clinical and administrative supervision from the Counseling Center professional staff. Click here for information and application materials regarding the Internship Program, or contact Dr. Jeanne Piette, Assistant Director for Training, (202) 885-3500.