Advanced Practicum Training
Doctoral Program Advanced Practicum (Agency Fact Sheet)
Metropolitan State University of Denver Counseling Center (IACS-Accredited)
Tivoli Student Union, Suite 651
Campus Box 5
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Practicum Co-Coordinators: Dr. Jeanne Burkart, 303-615-0610 & Dr. Anne Edwards, 303-615-0613
Metropolitan State University is an urban, commuter campus with a diverse student body including traditional and non-traditional (45%) aged students. The Counseling Center’s client base represents the enrollment statistics of the approximately 24,000 students at Metropolitan State University, and are ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse. Approximately 28% of Metropolitan State University’s enrolled students are students of color. Approximate percent of client population is as follows: African American 6%; American Indian 1%; Asian American 4%; Hispanic 16%; and International 0.5%. Approximately 15% of the Counseling Center’s clients identify as Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender.
Time-limited individual psychotherapy; on-going and time limited groups (process and psycho-educational); crisis intervention and emergency assessment, disposition, and referral; outreach programming; educational/preventative programs on substance abuse; training and support programs; diversity training; conflict management/resolution; and college-wide Diversity Symposia. A sampling of recent group/workshop topics include self-esteem, stress, procrastination and perfectionism, study skills and test taking, social anxiety group, interpersonal process groups, mindfulness meditation, veterans’ workshops, dream interpretation, and a women’s survivors’ group.
Each Psychology Practicum Trainee is expected to divide her/his time among the following (responsibilities will vary):
1) individual psychotherapy,
2) co-facilitation of a group(s) (2nd. Semester),
3) outreach programs, and
Attendance at Staff and Psychiatric Consultation meetings is strongly encouraged. Staff Meetings alternate on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10am.
Attendance at weekly Professional Development meetings is required. The day/time of these meetings is Wednesdays, 10:00am-Noon.
Start/End Dates: The practicum position runs from mid- August, 2017 through mid-May 2018. The Center is closed December 25 through January 1. It reopens again on the first working day after January 1.
Supervisors: Each Psychology Trainee will be supervised by a licensed Senior Staff Psychologist.
Cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, interpersonal, object-relations, psychodynamic, and systems. The Counseling Center staff is multidisciplinary and is trained in either clinical or counseling psychology. Two psychiatrists and two psychiatric nurse practitioners provide psychiatric care through the on-campus Health Center at Auraria.
A minimum of one hour weekly of individual, plus weekly in-service presentations and case discussions. The Counseling Center staff practices a collegial, open-door policy for additional supervision as needed.
Ratio of hours (supervision to clinical hours): One hour supervision for approximately five clinical hours.
12-15 hours per week, including Professional Development meetings on Wednesday mornings.
Completion of 2 years in a Counseling or Clinical Psychology graduate program and good academic standing in respective training programs; 2 years psychotherapy experience; good assessment and treatment skills; interest in group therapy; interest in participation in outreach programs; knowledge and insight regarding multicultural therapy issues and experiences with diverse client population. Personal qualities include reliability, good interpersonal skills, and professionalism.
Application Deadline for Fall 2019 start date: Thursday, February 1st, 2019 by 3pm.
To Apply: Send Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Three letters of Reference, and an Unofficial Copy of Graduate Transcripts via email to: