Practicum Traineeship

We are pleased to offer two Supplemental/Advanced Practicum Traineeships at the University of San Francisco Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for the 2019–2020 training year.  The Advanced Practicum Trainee has the opportunity to enhance their skills in substance use assessment and intervention, consultation, psychoeducational outreach, and evidence-based behavioral health interventions. Our approach provides the trainee with an exposure to working in a University Counseling Center with a diverse licensed and training staff. In addition to supervision, training activities include attendance at didactic presentations and CAPS-sponsored continuing education workshops.



The University of San Francisco is an independent, private, nonprofit institution of higher education and one of 28 Jesuit Catholic colleges and universities in the United States.  With an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students, the student body represents multiculturally diverse ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, 50 states, and 98 countries. According to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report, the University is tied for sixth in undergraduate student ethnic diversity and tied for 12th in percentage of international students, among 311 national universities.  Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS) is located on our beautiful 55-acre campus, which sits atop a hill next to Golden Gate Park, overlooking downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.


CAPS provides high-quality, time-effective, and culturally sensitive counseling, consultation, outreach, and training that honors the diversity of perspectives, experiences, and traditions inherent in our population and central to the University’s core values.


Advanced Practicum Traineeship

In addition to individual supervision, advanced practicum trainees attend weekly all-staff case conference, receive weekly didactic training, and have the opportunity to attend the Northern CA Training Directors Conference and the San Jose State Multicultural Training Day, in addition to other University-sponsored professional development opportunities. Please see our Practicum Manual for more information. Direct service activities include:


Behavioral Health Interventions—Training in evidence-based interventions and provision of consultation sessions to CAPS clients in support of treatment plan.


Consultation—Face-to-face interview-based consultation with university students; referral to university-based and community referrals.


Substance Use Assessment and Intervention—Extended evaluations of students sanctioned for drug- and alcohol-related incidents.


Outreach—Event attendance, networking, and tabling representing CAPS and its services and facilitation/presentation of outreach activities and workshops. Development and maintenance of social media–related outreach as needed.


Provision of Training—Work with Assistant Director for Outreach to provide training to CAPS undergraduate practicum students on various mental health topics.


Additional responsibilities will be designated commensurate with experience and interest.


  • Current enrollment in an APA-accredited graduate program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.; Psy.D.).
  • Successful completion of Practicum placements required by graduate program. (We are interested in students who are seeking their third practicum; fourth year of clinical training.)
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who have an interest in college mental health.

Date(s) of Training Year

August 20, 2019–May 15, 2020; 15–16 hours per week, unpaid.


Application and Selection Procedures

To apply for the traineeship, please submit the following materials to Nancy Glenn, Ph.D., Training Director ( by Friday, February 22nd, 2019:

  • Cover letter (Please include a statement of interest and goals for the traineeship)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (including a letter from your current or most recent practicum primary supervisor)

Interviews will occur the weeks of March 4th and March 11th. Offers will be given by March 25th.


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services, and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.