Graduate Student Practicum Positions

Professional Training and Development

In collaboration with our direct service programs, we offer experiences for trainees seeking professional development and training in evidence-based practices. We offer volunteer, practicum, internship, and fellowship opportunities for students enrolled in graduate training programs as well as established professionals who are interested in re-specializing. Trainees spend a year or more inside our direct service programs building advanced skills to help children succeed.

Core components:

  • The application of scientific evidence to practice
  • The importance of interpersonal interactions
  • Sound understanding of ethical and legal professional decisions
  • Strong emphasis on individual and cultural diversity
  • Building experience in assessment, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, and supervision
 
Position Title

Clinical Practicum in Evidence-Based Youth Psychotherapy 


The practicum experience is between 16 - 24 hours (two to three days) per week and focuses primarily on the delivery of short-term psychotherapy to children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 as well as their families. Trainees can expect to gain experience with a wide range of psychopathology, with a focus on anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and disruptive behavior disorders. Treatments center around cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression as well as behavioral parent training techniques for disruptive behavior disorders.


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Position Title

Clinical Practicum in School-Based Mental Health and Special Education

The trainee will carry a caseload of at least 4 students enrolled in the Manville School by the end of the year. As clinicians and case managers for these students, the trainee will provide individual therapy sessions and will serve as co-leaders in group therapy services. In addition, family contact is essential and often clinically indicated, and may include parent training and formal family therapy. In their roles as case managers, trainees will coordinate the service planning and service delivery of a student’s interdisciplinary Manville team. The trainee also facilitates communication between Manville staff and any outside providers working with the child and family. 

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Position Title

Undergraduate Counselor

Dates of employment for the Undergraduate Counselor position are Friday, July 1, 2022 through Friday, August 19, 2022 (counselors will get Monday, July 4th off). Undergraduate Counselors’ hours of employment will be from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. In addition, Undergraduate Counselors will continue to work until 6:00pm one evening each week while parents participate in parent training groups. Undergraduate Counselors are paid $1,000. In addition, current students may be able to arrange for academic course credit or clinical training hours through their university departments.

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Position Title

Graduate Counselor 

Dates of employment for the Graduate Counselor position are Friday, July 1, 2022 through Friday, August 19, 2022 (counselors will get Monday, July 4th off). Graduate Counselors’ hours of employment will be from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. In addition, Graduate Counselors will continue to work until 6:00pm one evening each week while parents participate in parent training groups. Graduate Counselors are paid $2,500. Graduate Counselors gain direct face-to-face clinical intervention experience, supervision, and didactic training that count toward clinical hours requirements. Practicum and academic credits often can be arranged through a Graduate Counselor’s own program.

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Position Title

Teaching Assistant

Dates of employment for the Teaching Assistant position are Friday, July 1, 2022 through Friday, August 19, 2022 (counselors will get Monday, July 4th off). Teaching Assistants’ hours of employment will be from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. In addition, Teaching Assistant will continue to work until 6:00pm one evening each week while parents participate in parent training groups. Teaching Assistants are paid $1,000. In addition, current students may be able to arrange for academic course credit or teaching hours through their university departments.

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Position Title

Classroom Teacher

Dates of employment for the Classroom Teacher position are Friday, July 1, 2022 through Friday, August 19, 2022 (counselors will get Monday, July 4th off). The Classroom Teacher’s hours of employment will be from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. In addition, the Classroom Teacher will continue to work until 6:00pm one evening each week while parents participate in parent training groups. The Classroom Teacher is paid $5,000. In addition, current students may be able to arrange for academic credit or teaching hours through their university departments.

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