We appreciate your interest in our Psychotherapy Practicum. If you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Rebecca Gonzalez
Practicum Program Coordinator
The Practicum Program at the Texas State University Counseling Center provides training in individual counseling. Practicum Counselors are typically students in their second or third year of their doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology or students in the second year of a master's program in psychology or counseling. The Practicum is a 9-month training program that focuses on: (a) becoming an effective generalist practitioner who is guided by knowledge of clinical theory, (b) developing an increasing awareness of ethical/legal/professional standards of practice, (c) developing sensitivity to individual differences while integrating the significance of multiculturalism and diversity, and (d) developing an openness to learning. We strive to meet you where you are as a trainee and encourage you to develop your own therapeutic orientation during your year here as a Practicum Counselor. Practicum Counselors work with Texas State students who present with a wide variety of issues, including adjustment disorders, difficulties in managing stress and affective concerns, relationship and developmental problems, issues of self-esteem and self-worth, and challenges in transitioning to college life. Our staff and training program is multidisciplinary, involving psychologists, licensed professional counselors, a case manager, and psychiatrists. We value a range of therapeutic perspectives within our staff and hope that our training environment enriches the professional development of our trainees. The Counseling Center encourages an "open-door" policy which helps form a productive working alliance between staff and trainees in our Center.
We require potential applicants to our program to have obtained at least two semesters (preferably three) of basic graduate coursework in counseling or psychology.
We have three positions in our Practicum Program annually. We recruit our Practicum Counselors from master's and doctoral programs in the Austin-San Antonio area.
We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please see the “Application Process” below. Thank you for your interest!
If you are interested in applying for our Psychotherapy Practicum, please complete the application and attach the requested information using the requested File Drop link. Following submission and review of application materials, selected applicants will be invited to an interview.
Please include the following titles and your name on each page.
If you need additional information on the TxState Practicum Program please contact us.
**If you cannot attach the files needed for this application, please send them via postal mail to the following address:
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666