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Advanced Counseling Practicum

Advanced Counseling Practicum

Updated 4.5.2018


Overview of the Advanced Practicum Program

The advanced practicum’s primary emphasis is the provision of supervised clinical interventions. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who are seeking supervised training in clinical work with college students with diverse concerns from multicultural backgrounds. Practicum students will also receive training in clinical case consultation, various psychotherapy techniques and approaches, and multicultural issues in therapy. The Advanced Practicum Program at CCS meets the requirements for doctoral training hours that count toward licensure in the State of Ohio.

What Will You Get from the Program?

  • Experiences in working with college students with diverse concerns from multicultural backgrounds (e.g., ethnic minorities, international students, LGBTQ students)
  • Triage system which allows trainees to have some control over presenting concern/populations they work with.
  • Experiences in working with a multidisciplinary team
  • Exposure to various psychotherapy approaches and techniques (e.g., interpersonal approach, psychodynamic, person centered, CBT, mindfulness-based approaches)
  • Case management skills, clinical consultation skills, and skills in coordination of care with other providers and campus partners
  • Training on multicultural issues in therapy

CCS Overview

  • A department within the Office of Student Life
  • A comprehensive array of mental health services including individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatry services, assessment, couples counseling, weekly workshops, outreach, and social justice advocacy.
  • Multidisciplinary staff – The current CCS staff includes 43 senior staff, 21 trainees, and 12 administrative staff. We are one of the largest counseling centers in the country.
  • Multilingual services provides in Cantonese, English, Hindi, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Spanish, and Yoruba.

Length of the Practicum

The practicum experience at CCS last for the entire academic year August – May. In addition, the option of staying on for a summer may be extended depending on interest, need, and fit.

Example Weekly Schedule

  • A minimum of 6 individual clients scheduled weekly (or more in consultation with supervisors)
  • 2 hours of individual supervision
  • One hour by a licensed psychologist
  • Second hour by a psychology intern supervised by the same licensed psychologist
  • 2 hours of group supervision including case presentations and didactic training
  • 1 hour of staff meeting
  • 2 hours of paperwork
  • 1 outreach presentation per semester
  • 5-1 hour of triage coverage during the second semester
  • In addition group, triage, crisis, and assessment hours may be offered depending on trainee needs and availability. We are confident we will be able to able to meet most of these needs in the 2018-2019 year.

                                         Total: 12-17 hours per week 

Additional Training Information

  • Practicum students are also welcome to attend seminar series offered at CCS.
  • Training at CCS is enhanced by digital recording capabilities installed in each clinician’s office.
  • Practicum students will be given a common office to work together and learn from one and other
  • Practicum students will switch supervisors at the end of the first semester giving you access to four different supervisors throughout the year.
  • CCS offers staff wide training multiple times per year. Experts in the field are often invited to discuss cutting edge mental health training.
  • Our center also offers subcommittees that practicum students may be able to participate in. These include:
    • Outreach and Technology Committee
    • Research Committee
    • Social Justice and Inclusion Committee
    • Stigma Reduction Committee
    • Clinical Services Committee
    • Training Committee


  • Enrollment in a Ph.D. or Psy.D program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or masters/doctoral level students in Counselor Education or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Completion of a minimum of two semesters of recent, supervised counseling/clinical practica prior to acceptance
  • Good standing within your academic program

Application Process

  • Interested candidates, please submit the following materials:
  • Letter of interest addressing your interest in the practicum, your training goals for the practicum, and your long-term professional goals
  • Update resume or vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript


  • Qualified candidates will be invited for an in-person interview.
  • Interviews will occur in March – April 2018 (unless this is already arranged with your program).
  • Interviews may be conducted via skype, facetime, or in person.
  • In addition, if you would like to visit our site or talk to current practicum students this can be arranged by communicating with the practicum coordinator, Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D.

Good Fit

  • A “good fit” are those that display openness to training/supervision from varied perspectives and worldviews, multicultural competence, creativity, a commitment to growth as a clinician. Also those that want training in multiple modalities of care.

Send your application and direct your questions to:

Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D.
Practicum Coordinator
Co-Chair Social Justice and Inclusion Committee
Counseling and Consultation Service
Office of Student Life
4th Floor, Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201-2333
Telephone: (614) 292-5766
Fax: (614) 688-3440 

The Counseling and Consultation Service is a department within the Office of Student Life. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam Era veterans, disabled veterans, and the disabled are encouraged to apply.



2017-2018 Practicum Students:

Jill Klotzman - Wright State University

Kelsey Moran - Wright State Univrsity

Iony Schmidt - The Ohio State University

Olivia Scott - West Virginia University