Advanced Doctoral 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. Ray Gornell, 303-615-9988 & Dr. Jeanne Burkart, 303-615-0610
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of over 55% first generation students and over 45% students of color.
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; and diversity training. 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. These services will be done through virtual means if the Pandemic is not uner control.
Each Psychology Practicum Trainee is expected to divide her/his time (17 hours weekly) 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 9:00-10:00 am.
Attendance at weekly Professional Development meetings is required. The day/time of these meetings is Wednesdays, 10:00 - 12 noon.
Start/End Dates: The practicum position runs from mid-August, 2020 through mid-May 2021. 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 three 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 seven clinical hours.
17 hours per week, including Professional Development meetings on Wednesday mornings.
Completion of 3 years in a Counseling or Clinical Psychology graduate program and good academic standing in respective training programs; 3 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 populations. Personal qualities include reliability, good interpersonal skills, and professionalism.
Application Deadline for Fall 2021 start date: Monday, February 8th, 2021, by 3pm.
To Apply: Upload Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Three letters of Reference, and an Unofficial Copy of Graduate Transcripts in MSU Denver Employment page:
msudenverjobs.com Search for Advanced Doctoral Practicum and click on "Apply for this Position" in the top right-hand corner.