The University of Oregon Counseling and Testing Center subscribes to a practitioner-scholar model of training. The major goal of the practicum internship training program is to provide high-quality learning experiences to practicum interns in counseling or clinical psychology.
- To learn about the phases of therapy (rapport building, empathy and affective facilitation, cognitive and behavioral work, and termination)
- To broaden exposure to various theoretical orientations in order to improve case conceptualization skills
- To increase in-session risk-taking with clients, i.e. “Feel the fear and do it anyway"
- To increase awareness of issues related to diversity and ethics
- To develop skills in conceptualizing and intervening with differing client concerns
- To participate in facilitating the growth of peers through support and constructive feedback
- To learn to take responsibility for getting training needs met and developing skills related to working with a team of professionals, including seeking out those staff most appropriate for consultation about client issues
- To learn outreach approaches for prevention on a college campus
- To learn intake assessment, crisis intervention, and disposition skills
- To develop skill in group therapy through observation and possible co-leadership
These tasks will be met by individual supervision, practicum seminar/group supervision, clinical consultation team meetings, case presentations, professional development trainings, clinical experiences, and through the trainee’s own interactions with staff and peers. The University Counseling & Testing Center has a strong commitment to training new professionals and welcomes student involvement in our center.
This is a nine month/16-18 hour a week practicum internship which meets the requirements for doctoral level practicum students. It is designed:
- To train counselors in the formation of an integrated professional identity
- To enhance basic professional skills for establishment of therapeutic relationships
- To conceptualize and provide treatment for a diverse population of students at the University of Oregon
Counselors have the opportunity to practice both long- and short-term individual therapy with students who have a wide range of concerns and who come from varied backgrounds (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, etc.).
For more information, please contact the Counseling Center at 541-346-3227.