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Dear Practicum Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in the ASU Counseling Services advanced training for graduate students. We invite applications from students enrolled in Master of Counseling, Master of Social Work, and Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology degree programs. Our training site endorses a developmental model of supervision and training, reflecting a focus on development of competencies consistent with a trainee's experience. Threads of cultural competence are woven throughout all aspects of training. To enhance the learning process, our staff is committed to integrating development of clinical competence and ethical practice with professional growth in the context of a supportive environment.
We know the application and decision-making process can be challenging. Providing you with information to make a well-informed choice is important to us. I am glad to answer your questions about the training program. Please feel free to contact me by email at Lilia.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 480-965-6146.
Thank you again for your interest in our Practicum training program!
Lilia G. Miramontes, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist
The staff of ASU Counseling Services (ASU CS) is committed to the growth and development of new professionals in the fields of mental health. We strive to ensure that training is provided in an atmosphere of support and collaboration. Endorsing a developmental model of supervision and training, the Practicum Training Program is designed to allow learning to evolve at an optimal pace. As practicum students bring their own unique competencies, our task is to further refine and build upon these existing strengths. We believe that the professional practice of psychotherapy is not simply dependent upon the acquisition of skills; rather, it reflects the synthesis of clinical competence, professional ethics and practice, personal integrity, and compassion. These ideals guide our training and supervision efforts. ASU CS training staff believes that self-awareness and the ability to continually reflect on one’s own personal dynamics are critical to the development of effective professional skills. Toward this end, trainees may be asked to engage in a process of personal exploration. Supervisors will encourage trainees to reflect upon and discuss how their experiences, personal qualities, and interpersonal dynamics relate to professional functioning. Creating a training relationship characterized by trust, safety, and respect is central to our mission. Additionally, supervisors are mindful of differentiating between therapy and supervision. The focus of discussion, therefore, directly relates to the trainee’s professional functioning and development.
ASU CS offers an advanced clinical practicum. A student's readiness for this experience is assessed, in part, based on the following minimum selection criteria:
Commitment to providing a minimum of the following for the academic year:
Trainees are expected to participate in orientation training, seminar, clinical supervision and outreach.
The following must be submitted by for consideration to begin placement during the Fall 2021 semester:
You may submit documents to Valerie Foster-Yazzie electronically through e-mail to Valerie.Foster@asu.edu OR
You can print, complete, and submit the 2 forms below along with your cover letter and vita or resume to:
Counseling Services - Arizona State University
Student Services Building, Room 334
P.O. Box 871012
Tempe, AZ 85287-1012
Attention: Lilia Miramontes, Ph.D., Practicum Training Director
For Ph.D. and Psy.D. students in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology-
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021
Interviews: February 16 – 23, 2021
Notification: February 26, 2021
For MSW students and MA students in Counseling Psychology-
Application Deadline: March 12, 2021
Interviews: March 17 – 24, 2021
Notification: March 26, 2021