Clinical Training Program

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

An extensive orientation to college counseling is provided 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. An additional training path will be offered to 1-2 trainees with a specific focus on multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice. 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.

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. Each trainee has two individual supervisors for weekly supervision and a group supervision. Trainees attend a weekly theory seminar and a seminar for the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) interns. An integrative approach stressing resilience is used in supervision.

This year's application process is now CLOSED. Please check back in the following months for information on next year's application deadline.