Training & Supervision

Psychology Practicum

Modern Mental Health offers comprehensive training for advanced psychology graduate students. Practicum students are expected to be enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Strong preference is given to students who have already completed at least one practicum placement and will have their Masters degree by the time the placement starts.

  • Placements are for either 2 or 3 days per week (16-24 hours)

    • 16-hour practicum: 10-12 hours per week of direct client contact and/or report-writing per week​​

    • 24-hour practicum: 15-18 hours per week of direct client contact and/or report-writing per week

  • Students can complete a therapy-only or hybrid (combination of therapy and psychological testing/assessment) placement, depending on MMH's needs and student interest

  • Students will receive 2+ hours per week of supervision with licensed psychologists

    • 1 hour of individual supervision​

    • 1 hour of group supervision, which involves case consultation, didactic trainings, and professional development​ (trainees must be available either Tuesday or Thursday morning)

  • Placements are typically for 10-11 months, beginning in mid-August and ending in late June or July​

  • There is a mandatory 2-day orientation that takes place 1-2 weeks before the start of fall semester

  • Practicum students will have standard work hours that fall between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. There may be opportunities to co-facilitate group therapy or volunteer at outreach events, which may take place outside of traditional business hours. A student's schedule can be amended to accommodate any after-hours events or groups.

How to Apply:

Applications for each academic year will be accepted in late January/early February for placements beginning in August. 

 

           **Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be accepted between 1/18/23 and 2/3/23. 

Send the following application materials to Drs. Julie Beckwith and Alyssa Boer (training@modernmentalhealth.org). Please identify your preference for type of placement (therapy-only or hybrid):

Therapy-only placement:

  • cover letter

  • C.V.

  • list of references

 

Hybrid (therapy and testing) placements:

  • cover letter

  • C.V.

  • list of references

  • de-identified sample testing report or similar writing sample that showcases your clinical writing abilities