Clinical Training Program

The Counseling and Wellness Center is dedicated to training masters and doctoral level interns during the academic year. Trainees are selected from psychology doctoral programs, LMHC programs and social work schools, and they are typically in an advanced year in their program. 

An extensive orientation to college counseling is provided in late August prior to the beginning of the academic year. This includes a comprehensive training on motivational interviewing used to provide counseling to students on alcohol and other drugs.

The interns/trainees are expected to be at MassArt 24 hours/week during the academic year (more hours/week will be required of internship level trainees). Trainees are expected to have 12-14 client hours/week and will have opportunities to develop outreach programs for the college community as well as leading support groups and focused workshops. Trainees will also have an opportunity to provide crisis intervention. Each trainee has two individual supervisors for weekly supervision and a weekly group supervision. Trainees attend a weekly theory seminar, a seminar for the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) interns, and a social justice seminar. An integrative approach stressing resilience is used in supervision. Trainees will be mentored by a psychologist or social worker who will integrate theory and practice in this area. Trainees will participate in ongoing team work focused on building a safe, caring campus culture in which students can thrive. 

Interns will be paid up to $1,000 for their work during the academic year. 

The Clinical Training Program is participating in the Practicum Training Collaborative

-Cover Letter
-3 Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadline:

  • Application deadline for all students: January 3rd, 2017.
  • Notification deadline for doctoral students: February 6th, 2017.

Please e-mail all required application materials to

Contact information can be found below for questions.

MassArt Counseling & Wellness Center
621 Huntington Ave. Kennedy 2nd Flr.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-879-7760
Fax: 617-879-7769