Graduate Student Clinicians Program
Activities that graduate student clinicians may be able to have at the Counseling Center include individual counseling, initial appointment evaluations, group services, case management, outreach activities, and consultation services. All activities are based on the graduate student clinician skill, experience, interest and center availability.
- Individual Counseling - This is typically the largest proportion of activities for which most graduate
student clinicians' contract. New clients are assigned in consultation with the primary
supervisor regarding suitability for the graduate student clinicians' current level
of skill and experience.
- Initial Appointment Evaluations – Graduate student clinicians may conduct initial appointment evaluations after their
primary supervisor make a determination regarding clinical interview skills.
- Group Services – There are opportunities to serve as the leader or co-leader of skills-based drop-in-groups
(e.g. Mindfulness Meditation), a process observer for therapy groups, or as a co-facilitator
for therapy groups (e.g. Understanding Self and Others).
- Case Management – Under the supervision of the Counseling Center's Referral Coordinator, graduate
student clinicians may provide assistance to students in finding resources on or off-campus
regarding a variety of needs, including mental health referrals.
- Outreach Activities– Opportunities include providing presentations to student groups, assisting with
national screening days, and other types of outreach.
- Consultation Services – Occasionally opportunities arise for a graduate student clinician to serve as a liaison from the counseling center on specific projects with other departments.