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Qualifications & Application Process

Qualifications
Minimum requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a psychology or counseling-related graduate program and must have completed all prerequisites for practicum as specified by your training program.
  • Must have completed 1 or more courses in each of the following subject areas: basic counseling/clinical skills, multiculturalism, and ethics.
  • Must have had at least 1 semester of experience as a counselor or psychological services provider.

Application Process
Interested/qualified applicants must submit:

  • A letter of interest (including your reason for choosing the EKUCC practicum, relevant previous experiences, and what you hope to gain from a practicum experience at EKUCC)
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • 1 letter of recommendation

Call for applications will be posted on the EKUCC web site. Currently all practica positions for the 2018-2019 academic year have been filled.

Applicants selected for an on-site interview will be contacted by phone after all applications have been reviewed. Interviews are approximately 1.5 hours. There will be 2-4 positions available.

Please send application materials to Dr. Andri Yennari via email (Andri.Yennari@eku.edu) or mail:  

Andri Yennari, Ph.D.
Training Coordinator
EKU Counseling Center
SSB 571, CPO 52
521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475

Policy on Clients As Applicants to the Training Program

The ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Associate (APA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) discourage counselors and psychologists from entering into dual relationships that "could reasonably be expected to impair the psychologist's objectivity, competence, or effectiveness in performing his or her functions as a psychologist, or otherwise risks exploitation or harm to the person with whom the professional relationship exists" (Standard 3.05: Multiple Relationships, APA ethics code). Therefore any graduate student who has received counseling services at the EKU Counseling Center within the past 3 years may not subsequently apply for a practicum, graduate assistant, and/or internship position. Likewise, any current or former counseling center trainee will not be subsequently seen as a client-essentially a graduate student must choose either being in training or being in therapy (at the Counseling Center). Please note this restriction does not include brief screening appointments that resulted in no further treatment. Additionally, students who received counseling services at EKUCC more than 3 years ago and who are interested in a training opportunity can submit their materials for the desired position and these materials will be reviewed without consideration of prior clinical treatment. 

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