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Therapy Internship & Practicum

​​Therapy Internship & Practicum

UCAPS's internship & practicum opportunities offer intensive training in time-limited individual and group psychotherapy. Students can expect to gain experience in crisis intervention, assessment and referral, training of university staff and community outreach, which includes consultation/liaison opportunities and psycho-educational workshops. 

Each student will receive a minimum of one and a half hours of individual supervision and one hour of group supervision per week. Practicum students are supervised by Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (as required by the student supervisee’s academic and discipline-specific requirements). UCAPS has nine senior staff clinicians, including 3 licensed psychologists, 1 licensed clinical social worker, 1 licensed clinical professional counselor and a part-time, board certified psychiatrist. The practicum begins in late August and continues through mid June.

Our Application Process

  • Eligible students must be enrolled in one of the following DePaul University programs (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, MSW Social Work, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling).
  • 16-30 hours per week, attendance on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Audio or video recording of therapy sessions is required.
  • Late applications will not be accepted (See Informational Sheet below for deadlines.).
  • Extern quarterly schedules may be subject to change based on UCAPS needs.

The application period for the 2024-25 academic year will open on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 9:00 AM  and closes on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

If you choose to apply, you must complete this brief Application Information Form. Since the form will not be available until the application period begins, please be aware that the form will ask for information such as your name, contact information, and name of your academic program. It will also ask you to list 2 references and their email addresses.

After completing the form, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail with further instructions about how to submit the required materials. The confirmation email and many other email notifications are auto-generated. Please add - noreply@surveys.depaul.edu - to your email safe-senders list and check your spam filters to ensure delivery of these emails.

A completed application will consist of:

  1. Your letter of intent/cover letter
  2. Your CV/resume
  3. Two letters of reference (at least one letter should be from a therapy supervisor)
  4. A completed application information form

All supporting materials being provided by the applicant must be submitted online when completing the online application form (except for reference letters being sent by writers). Letters of reference may be submitted by you directly or by the writers. Physical application materials will NOT be accepted (e.g., delivered by hand, USPS, messenger, or other delivery services).

If you do not receive a confirmation email, or have any questions about the application process, please email us at UCAPSTraining@depaul.edu.

​ Please see the Therapy Practicum Information Sheet for more information about the practicum requirements.

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