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 16 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 or Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S.W. in Social Work

Application Process:
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. 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. 

The application process for the 2019-2020 training year will continue thru February 2019.

Applications should be submitted by email to the office assistant, Ms. Jacqueline Norton ( for the Training Director as follows:

  • As separate documents,
  • Named with the applicants last name, the item and the academic year,
  • Example: Ingram_Vita2019-20, Ingram_Coverletter2019-20, Ingram_Transcript2019-20.

Thank you for your interest.  

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