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Advanced Practicums

The CAPS advanced practicum training program is for doctoral-level students seeking supervised experience and training primarily in short-term individual psychotherapy with a young adult university population. There are limited opportunities for longer-term work to enhance training and professional growth opportunities. Other supervised experiences include conducting intake assessments and providing outreach programming. All therapy sessions conducted by trainees are videotaped.

We are seeking advanced practicum students who have had at least two years of supervised clinical experience in other practicum settings.

This is a non-paid practicum that requires an academic year commitment from September through June. Practicum student placement is approximately 24 hours per week.


Activities Hours/Week
Direct Services: Intake assessments, individual counseling, crisis management, group co-facilitation, campus outreach activities 12
Formal Training: Supervision (individual and group), staff case consultation, training seminars 7
Administrative: Assessment reports, progress notes, case management 5



Deadlines & Notification

Deadline: February 22, 2017 (date by which completed applications must reach CAPS)

Students may be invited for an on-site interview following review of applications. Our training site adheres to BAPIC Uniform Notification Day.

Application Process


We require that the above application materials be sent in a single packet to the Training Director:

Rosemary Ellmer, Ph.D., M.Div.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: 408-554-4501
Fax: 408-554-5454