Student Counseling Center
Student Services Building 4.600
Phone (24 Hour): 972-883-2575

Office Hours
Monday 8:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 7:30pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

Mailing Address
UT Dallas Counseling Center
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB45
Richardson, TX 75080

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Practicum Training

The UT Dallas Student Counseling Center offers practicum training for current graduate students majoring in counseling or clinical psychology. The Practicum Program comprises two semesters, beginning in August and concluding in May (Fall & Spring semesters, consecutively).

The University of Texas at Dallas

The University has a student population in excess of 21,000, including a significant number of graduate and international students, creating a diverse client population.

Training Model and Philosophy

The UT Dallas Student Counseling Center is committed to intensive supervision and to the furthering of trainees' personal and professional growth. The training curriculum follows a developmental model that is specialized to the needs of each trainee. In general, areas of focus for training will include clinical and case conceptualization skills, note and reporting writing, diversity competency, case presentations, multidisciplinary collaboration, professional identity development, and enhancing self-awareness as a therapist.

Student Counseling Center

The primary emphasis of the SCC is to provide programs and services to assist university students in achieving the well-being necessary for success. The staff culture at the SCC is warm and collegial, with an open door policy to afford opportunities for trainees to consult with our multidisciplinary staff, including our staff psychiatrist. The SCC is also home to an APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Psychology, which includes three interns.

Practicum Activities:

Services provided by Practicum Trainees include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Intakes
  • Educational programs and outreach presentations
  • Consultations
  • Psychiatric referrals
  • Couples/Group (based on availability and trainee's level of competence/education in these areas)

What makes UTD a unique training environment?

UT Dallas is diverse in the ethnicity of its American students and the variety of countries represented by its international students. International students come from over 90 countries and represent nearly 20% percent of the student body. Other facts:

  • Student population of over 21,000
  • Anglo (36%), International (23%), Asian-American (19%), Hispanic (12%), African-American (5%), Unknown/Other (2%), Two or More Races (3%), Native American (0.2%), Native Hawaiian (0.1%)
  • Male 56%, Female 44%
  • Undergraduate 62%, Graduate 38%
  • Full time 75%, Part time 25%
  • Freshman retention rate of 88%

 

Typical Week

Direct Service/Client Contact*: 10 hours
Individual Supervision**: 1 hour (minimum)
Intake Supervision**. 1 hour (Fall)
Group Case Consultation: 1.5 Hours
Training: 1 hour
Administrative: 5.5 hours
Outreach: Varies by week
Total = 20 hours

* Direct client contact includes provision of therapy and intakes.

** Supervision will be conducted by senior staff in the fall and by Doctoral internship interns who are supervised by licensed psychologists in the spring semester.

The atmosphere of the counseling center lends itself well to an open door policy and trainees have the opportunity to consult with all members of the staff including psychiatric residents.

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