The University of Tennessee Student Counseling Center has been a training site in counseling and clinical psychology since the early 1960’s, and the doctoral internship program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1980.
The doctoral practicum at the Student Counseling Center is designed to promote a developmental process in which students move into the role of therapist and prepare for their internship experience. While the majority of training occurs in the context of supervision and service delivery, students also participate in small group discussions, lectures, and case conferences in order to complement their training and prepare them for internships. Because the training staff believes that personal development and maturity are cornerstones of professional competence and identity, every effort is made to provide a supportive environment that models and attends to personal growth.
Doctoral Internship Program
The Doctoral Internship Program in Professional Psychology at the Student Counseling Center (SCC) is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The SCC is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). Each year, four doctoral interns are selected from APA accredited graduate programs in counseling and clinical psychology through the National Matching Service.