Clinical Training Program

Practicum Training Overview
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) office of Kennesaw State University (KSU) offers training experiences for masters and doctoral students in counseling, social work and psychology. CPS utilizes an integrated multidisciplinary model in the delivery of mental health services to the KSU student community. CPS provides training that values both individual differences and cultural diversity in the community. The training year may involve provision of services on the Kennesaw or Marietta campus, or both. Our training program is service-oriented and tailored to provide a broad range of training opportunities with particular consideration to the uniqueness of each discipline. CPS typically hosts up to nine trainees across the various disciplines, and all of these must begin their training together in the fall semester. Trainees typically provide 20 to 24 hours per week of services depending on program requirements. Trainees receive at least one hour of supervision from their primary supervisors each week, monthly group supervision, and additional supervision from secondary supervisors in Groups, Outreach or other services.

Eligibility and Qualifications

Candidates for the CPS Practicum/Internship Training Program must be actively pursuing one of the following degrees in an accredited academic program:

  • Ph.D./Psy.D. in Counseling or Counseling/Clinical Psychology
  • M.A./M.S./M.Ed./Ed.S. in Counseling,Clinical Psychology, or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Application Process for the 22-23 Academic Year:
Interested candidates should submit:

  • Cover Letter (detailing interest in training at a university counseling center)
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume and
  • Transcript (can be unofficial)

Materials should be submitted before or during the Spring Semester 2022. Once materials are reviewed, applicants may be contacted to schedule an onsite or telephone interview with the CPS Staff. In-person interviews will last an hour and are required for placement in the CPS Practicum Training Program. Interviews are typically scheduled for Fridays beginning around February 1st, and final decisions will be communicated to applicants as soon as possible by phone or email, usually by the end of the month.  We do our best to inform all students of our process and their status throughout the selection period. 

Applications should be submitted by email to the appropriate training coordinator as follows:

  • As separate documents,
  • Named with the applicants last name_the item_academic year
  • Example: Ingram_Vita2020-21, Ingram_Coverletter2020-21, Ingram_Transcript2020-21.
Doctoral Practicum Training
"Jay" LaVelle Ingram, Ph.D.
Master's Counseling Training
Wayne Strother, LPC, DPA
Master of Social Work Training & Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Training
Alissa Tertichny, LCSW
Inquiries regarding the new Doctoral Internship in Counseling Psychology should be addressed to Dr. Ingram.  

Thank you for your interest.  

Dr. "Jay" LaVelle Ingram, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training
Phone: (470) 578-6600