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Advanced Practicum Training in Psychology


Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the William & Mary Counseling Center Advanced Practicum Training. The advanced practicum training is an integral part of the preparation necessary to become a clinically skilled and multiculturally competent psychologist. As such, the William & Mary Counseling Center (WMCC) encourages applications from counseling and clinical psychology doctoral students who seek in-depth training, intense supervision, and clinically rich experiences. We seek to foster a collegial environment in which advanced practicum students feel included, supported, and challenged to broaden their knowledge and skills in preparation for a doctoral internship. 

The WMCC is known for its clinical rigor, which creates ample opportunities to hone and strengthen clinical skills. Staff members are an integral part of the training program, and place a high value on training and supervision. This provides practicum students exposure to a wide array of clinical interests, perspectives, and styles. Furthermore, the WMCC deeply values diversity and integrates multicultural lens across all aspects of training. The advanced practicum offers experience with diverse students in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socio-economic class, physical ability, and religious affiliations, who are dealing with various presenting concerns on different levels of severity. In addition, the staff represents diversity along many of the same characteristics.

The selection committee seeks applicants who are a) looking for clinical experience in a fast-paced, dynamic setting, b) interested in intense training in individual and group therapy, and c) committed to learning and growing through support and challenge.

Thanks again for your interest in the WMCC Advanced Practicum Training. Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (757) 221-3620 or e-mail at if you have questions about the training.

Alexandra Pappas-Bourdage, PhD
Director of Training