Practica

The University Counseling Center offers three different practicum opportunities for doctoral students in the fields of Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology at the University of Utah.  Specifically, the UCC offers a Core Practicum training experience for doctoral students in their second year of the University of Utah’s APA-approved Counseling Psychology program.  This practicum experience includes training in provision of intake assessments and brief individual therapy (12-session limit).  The Core Practicum includes extensive individual supervision from both a licensed psychologist and psychology intern at the UCC.  Students enrolled in the Core Practicum, (ED PS 7710, Practicum in Counseling Psychology) spend approximately 16 hours each week in the agency.

A second practicum opportunity offered at the UCC is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Practicum, which is open to doctoral students in the APA-approved Clinical Psychology program at the University of Utah.  This practicum is designed for students in their second year of doctoral study and includes didactic instruction as well as clinical training in CBT treatment for anxiety or depressive related diagnoses. Students enrolled in the CBT Practicum, (PS 6960, Adult CBT Practicum) receive extensive supervision from the course instructor and provide brief therapy to approximately one to two clients each semester.

The third practicum opportunity offered at the UCC is a Clinical Assessment Practicum, which is open to doctoral students in the APA-approved Clinical Psychology program at the University of Utah.  Similar to the CBT practicum, this practicum is for students in their second year of doctoral study and includes didactic instruction and clinical training in the provision of psychological assessments, which includes cognitive and personality testing batteries.  Students enrolled in the Assessment Practicum, (PS 6613, Clinical Assessment Practicum) receive extensive supervision from the course instructor and provide a minimum of six comprehensive psychological assessments over the academic year.