Training Program Overview
Philosophy of Training
The training programs (internship and practicum) at the Georgia Southern University Counseling Center are designed to offer high quality training in the practice of professional psychology, based on an integrated working knowledge of the application of clinical theory, research, and ethical, legal, and professional standards. In addition, the Training Committee believes that every competent practitioner in the field should be guided by sensitivity to individual differences within a diverse society, and by an openness to lifelong learning.
These ideals are incorporated into our training programs via a practitioner-apprenticeship training model in which didactic and experiential learning are combined. Trainees are treated as professionals and, as such, are expected to understand, demonstrate, and apply appropriate levels of clinical skills, acquired from their academic training program, as well as to participate fully in the mission of the GSU Counseling Center. The Counseling Center functions under the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The staff collaborate regularly with colleagues in the Dean of Students Office, Health Services, Residence Life, University Wellness Program, Career Services, and University Conduct, along with the broader campus community.
Last updated: 2/1/2021