Advanced Practicum Training Program

Student Health and Counseling at Carleton College invites doctoral candidates to apply for our advanced practicum program.  For 2020-2021 we will be offering three advanced practicum positions at Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). 

Student Health and Counseling offers a full range of counseling services including: individual counseling, group counseling, and crisis management.  Advanced practicum training at SHAC provides an opportunity to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that includes psychologists, nurse practitioners, a psychiatric provider, and a dietitian.  Advanced practicum students will gain experience providing individual and group therapy with intellectually gifted, high achieving students.  Practicum counselors will NOT gain assessment or career counseling experience.  Advanced practicum counselors receive 1.5 hours of weekly individual supervision with a licensed doctoral-level psychologist and 1.5 hours of weekly group supervision. 

Carleton College is a co-ed residential liberal arts college of approximately 2,000 students located in Northfield, Minnesota (a 35-45 minute drive south of the Twin Cities metro area).  An annual stipend of $1,500 is provided to compensate each practicum student for mileage to and from the practicum site.

Along with individual counseling, training opportunities for practicum students may include:

  • group co-facilitation
  • involvement in outreach programming
  • working with student peer health educators (Student Wellness Advocates)
  • collaboration with other offices within the Division of Student Life (Office of Health Promotion, Dean of Students, Residential Life, Gender and Sexuality Center, Office of International and Intercultural Life.)

Practicum student responsibilities:

  • 16  hours total practicum commitment per week
  • 8 – 10 hours of direct client service per week
  • maintenance of case notes and client records
  • provision of case management services as required

Applicant qualifications:

  • current enrollment in a doctoral program in counseling/clinical psychology
  • prior completion of at least one supervised year-long therapy practicum
  • interest in working with a college student population

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and list of clinical references to:   

Marit Lysne, Psy.D., L.P.
Student Health and Counseling
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Attn: Practicum File

Applications must be received by Monday, February 3, 2020.
Interviews will be scheduled for the week of February 10th.