Training

Training prepares the next generation of counseling professionals

We are one of the largest non-degree granting mental health training programs in the state of Nevada and have been training masters, doctoral and postdoctoral students for decades in both social work and psychology. From 2010-2020, our training program graduated 89 future mental health professionals, many of whom are practicing in the State of Nevada. Our practicum program was awarded the Social Work Practicum Site of the year in 2017-2018 by the University's Social Work program. The University's Counseling Services doctoral psychology internship was granted accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2021 for the full 10 years.

Practicum training program

The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services is currently recruiting for multiple practicum positions for the 2023-2024 training year. 

Psychology internship training program

Our psychology internship focuses on developing our interns' basic generalist skills in providing individual counseling, group counseling, assessment, consultation, outreach and providing supervision.

Post-master’s clinical social work internship/fellowship

Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, the Clinical Social Work Intern will provide a full range of mental health counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach services to University students.

Post-doctoral fellowship

Counseling Services is excited to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

Statement on dual relationships and trainee applicants

Counseling Services staff refrain from multiple relationships that would reasonably be expected to impair our objectivity, competence, or effectiveness, or could otherwise risk exploitation or harm to other persons in our professional work. To minimize the potential for harmful multiple relationships, former Counseling Services clients who apply for a training position at Counseling Services will not be considered for a position until a period of at least three years has elapsed since their last clinical service was received. This does not include a brief screening appointment that resulted in no further treatment.

Former clients who received services from us more than three years ago and who are interested in a position may have their application considered. Care will be taken to consider if the applicant could be put in a position where their previous therapist would have supervisory or administrative power with them, e.g. clinical supervisors, Director of Training, Director, Assistant Training Director, member of the Training Committee. If such a situation cannot be prevented, the applicant will be removed from consideration.