Carnegie Mellon University

Masters Level Social Work and Counseling Trainees

The Setting: Carnegie Mellon University

The Carnegie Mellon University Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CaPS) operates within the Division of Student Affairs (DOSA) in a university setting that offers significant supports for students beyond that of the counseling center. Collaborating with the greater university community affords a trainee exposure to the multidisciplinary aspects of working in a university counseling center. CaPS provides comprehensive psychological services to the campus community; both graduate and undergraduate students receive services through CaPS. While direct clinical service is a significant focus of CaPS, the center also provides other services to the university community including consultation and outreach programming.

The Training Opportunity

A counseling or social work internship at CaPS would entail a range of experiences working with our Triage and Case Management clinicians. These training opportunities can include but are not limited to: crisis intervention (phone and walk-in appointments), initial phone screening consultation/triage, case management of complex clinical situations, community referrals and collaboration, coordination with the university-at-large, and participation in outreach events. Weekly supervision would be provided by the Triage and Case Management clinicians.

In order to experience a more in-depth training opportunity, it is requested that applicants commit to a one-semester practicum as well as two-semester internship with CaPS. Most students engage in a Practicum experience May-July and their internship experience August-May.