Counseling And Psychological Services Graduate Training Program
The University of Hartford's Counseling and Psychological Services Department (CAPS) has a longstanding commitment to the training and development of mental health professionals who are pursuing advanced degrees. CAPS offers masters and doctoral-level training opportunities for psychology and social work graduate students.
CAPS Mission And Population Served
At CAPS we believe that a student's success in college is directly related to her or his general development as a human being. Toward this end, CAPS staff helps students reach their fullest potential, improves their quality of life, and prepares them to successfully meet the challenges of college.
CAPS is a multidisciplinary university counseling center that serves both the undergraduate and graduate student population at the University of Hartford. Students present with a wide range of clinical issues. Common concerns include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, bereavement and relational conflicts.
CAPS offers a structured and comprehensive training experience. Trainees will be exposed to a variety of theoretical orientations with an emphasis on short-term focused clinical interventions.
Typically, the training experience at CAPS involves a 16 to 20 hour-per-week placement with a caseload of 8 to 12 clients. Trainees participate in weekly individual supervision as well as case conferences and didactic presentations. Opportunities may also exist to co-lead psychotherapy and psychoeducation groups and provide outreach to the University community.
All potential practicum students must apply for a practicum position. Review of applications will begin February 1. A cover letter and curriculum vitae, which includes all relevant coursework and clinical experience, should be submitted to:
Counseling and Psychological Services
Gengras Student Union, Room 313
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 860.768.4561.
Qualified applicants will be interviewed and selections will be made by mid April for the following academic year, beginning in September of that year.