Pre-Internship Training Opportunities for Psychology Doctoral Students
The Towson University Counseling Center provides training through its Externship Program to students enrolled in doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or related fields. Students in the program have opportunities to provide personal counseling and offer outreach and consultation services to the campus community.
The Counseling Center provides intensive individual and group supervision to externs to facilitate the development of their clinical skills and their understanding of the operation of a university counseling center. Students are asked to commit 16 hours per week to the program for one academic year to maximize the benefits to their professional growth.
Senior staff provide one hour per week of individual supervision and one hour of group supervision to externs in the fall semester. Senior staff and doctoral interns provide two hours of individual supervision per week in the spring semester. Supervision includes discussion of case management, assessment and treatment issues, and general issues pertaining to each extern’s Counseling Center experience. Rotation of supervisors occurs at the half-year mark. Matching of externs and supervisors will attempt to take into account the special training needs of individual externs.
Externs meet as a group once a week for one hour for extern seminar. Seminar time includes case conferences, presentations by senior staff and doctoral interns on topics of special interest to externs, and discussions of general externship issues.
The externship is designed for students who are enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or related fields, and who have completed at least one practicum in counseling.
Send by mail or e-mail a letter of interest, a current vita listing all relevant work experience and practica, a graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and two letters of reference, including at least one from a supervisor familiar with your clinical work, to the address below:
Please submit applications by February 11, 2022.
Chrissy O. Walsh, Ph.D - Externship Program Coordinator