Practicum training program

Counseling Services (CS) offers part-time, ten-month (August 1 to May 31) practicum positions for psychology students in clinical or counseling Psy.D. or Ph.D. programs and for social work students in their foundation or clinical field placement years of their MSW program. The University of Nevada, Reno CS practicum program provides more than just on-the-job practicum training. We offer high-quality training and supervision to help our practicum counselors deliver effective brief counseling to college students with an emphasis on culturally responsive practice and humility.

We provide comprehensive generalist training experience in university psychological services. Weekly structured didactic trainings are provided on clinical, professional, and diversity topics and individual and group supervision is provided. Clinical responsibilities include providing individual and group counseling, providing initial evaluations and conducting psychological assessment (optional for psychology practicum). Activities in prevention and outreach are also available and encouraged.



Our psychology practicum training program offers 20 hour per week counseling emphasis positions for doctoral psychology students. Special, focused 10-20 hour per week ADHD and learning disability assessment rotations are available as opportunities become available.

Social Work

Social work practicum positions will be coordinated in conjunction with the University's MSW field education program; however, students from external MSW or other master's level mental health programs are welcome to reach out if interested in training with CS. Available positions will be assessed on a year-by-year basis. Foundation (first year) placements in CS typically include a focus on case management, mental health consultation and campus outreach. Clinical (second year, concentration) placements in CS focus on providing individual counseling, initial evaluations and the option of observing or co-facilitating a group.

Practicum contact

Jodi Thomas, Psy.D.
Director of Training
Associate Director
Licensed Psychologist

Phone: (775) 682-8773