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Training Program for Graduate Students

Training Director: Eric Rosenberger, Ph.D rosey@iup.edu

Description of Setting: The Counseling Center provides direct psychological services, consultation, and student development programming to the IUP community. It also serves as a training site for graduate students from IUP’s Clinical Psychology and Counseling programs.

Nature of Experience: Graduate trainees are responsible for providing individual and group psychotherapy/counseling, intake interviews, and outreach programming on campus. Graduate assistants also participate in the center’s on-call rotation during the center’s daylight hours. The college student population presents a wide variety of problems in living. A graduate trainee can expect to work with a range of intellectually and emotionally challenging client concerns. These include but are not limited to: anxiety and stress; depression and grief; physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse; eating disorders; individuation; sexuality and sexual identity; and peer and family relationships.

Supervision and Training: Practicum students are responsible for maintaining a caseload of three to five clients per week (plus one intake), and graduate assistants are responsible for a caseload of ten clients (plus two intakes). All graduate trainees are assigned a faculty supervisor/psychologist with whom they meet for one hour of weekly supervision. Trainees also attend training meetings for two hours weekly, which address clinical and professional issues related to working with the center’s student population.

Course Prerequisites: Individual counseling or intervention courses. Group course is necessary if interested in leading groups. Some previous clinical experience is required.

Time and Credit Requirements:

Practicum: Three semester credits (ten hours per week) during consecutive Fall and Spring semesters. Summers are possible following previous semesters at the center.

Graduate Assistantship (half-time): Twenty hours per week during consecutive Fall and Spring semesters. Hours must be distributed over a minimum of three days per week. Standard GA stipend/tuition package.

Graduate Assistantship (quarter-time): Ten hours per week during consecutive Fall and Spring semesters. 

Faculty:

  • Elizabeth A. Kincade, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Department Chair/Director; Lic. Psychologist
  • Rita Drapkin, Ph.D., Professor and Group Coordinator; Lic. Psychologist
  • Jessica Miller, Psy.D., Instructor and Haven Counselor/Outreach Coordinator; Lic. Psychologist
  • David M. Myers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Substance Use/Abuse Specialist; Lic. Psychologist
  • Eric Rosenberger, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Training Director; Lic. Psychologist
  • Kim Weiner, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Technology/Data Coordinator; Lic. Psychologist
  • The Counseling Center
  • Suites on Maple East, G31
    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2621
  • Fax: 724-357-7728
  • Client Services Summer 2014
  • Administrative Hours Daily
  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon and 12:30–4:00 p.m.
  • In case of an emergency, dial 911, go to the Indiana Regional Medical Center, contact University Police at 724-357-2141, or call the Armstrong-Indiana Crisis Hotline at 1-877-333-2470.