The Counseling Center offers training opportunities for graduate students seeking a degree in a mental health field. Currently, training experiences for graduate students include:
If you are an undergraduate student interested in doing a training experience at the Counseling Center (this must be done as part of a course for credit, such as PSY 4905), please send Dr. Leslie Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) a letter of interest, a list of three references, and a copy of your resume. Applications are typically due the week of Fall Break (for Spring semester placements) and the Friday before Spring Break (for Summer or Fall placements). Interviews will typically take place soon after the due date in a given semester. If you are interested in a potential Spring 2024 undergraduate internship (again, this must be done as part of a course for credit), please feel free to begin sending applications after September 15, 2023 (the due date is the Friday after Fall Break--October 20th, 2023). Experiences our undergraduate trainees can expect to get might include assisting counseling center staff in conducting literature reviews on various topics related to mental health, assisting in preparing various programs put on by the Counseling Center, exploring/vetting various self-help or other resources that might be helpful to the college student population, and deciding on a project (based on your interests and relevant to the work that the Counseling Center does) that you will present to the CC staff at the end of the semester. We try to tailor this experience based on the interests of our undergraduate trainees, and balance this with the needs of our staff and clientele as well. We are sorry, but we do not currently have opportunities for individuals seeking volunteer experiences that are not part of a course requirement. We are also not able to offer opportunities to observe or shadow therapy sessions to undergraduate trainees for ethical reasons related to respecting/maintaining the confidentiality of our student clientele.
An additional experience offered by the Counseling Center for undergraduate students is our Mental Health Ambassadors program. For more information about this program, please see mha.appstate.edu.
Leslie Martin, PhD, Associate Director for Training