CAPS offers extensive practicum training for qualified graduate students in the CSUF Departments of Counseling and Psychology, as well as doctoral students in psychology from local universities. CAPS also offers a paid 10-month post-doctoral position for persons who have completed a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in counseling or clinical psychology.
The emphasis of the CAPS training program is to provide developmentally-appropriate training and clinical experiences that include exposure to a variety of therapeutic modalities and styles. The training program is designed with the overall goal of developing trainees’ skills, confidence, and competence in the following areas:
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Practicum Program Description
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) offers extensive, high-quality practicum training for qualified masters- and doctoral-level graduate students in psychology and marriage and family counseling. Since CAPS provides services to all registered students at CSUF, we are able to provide practicum students with a wide variety of experiences within the clinical and educational services of the center. The practicum experience is an academic-year long experience covering the fall and spring semesters.
All professionals-in-training are required to attend a multi-day orientation during the week before Fall semester classes begin. Orientation will consist of:
All trainees are required to be at CAPS on Wednesdays from 8am-noon to attend the Trainee Administrative Meeting, Training Seminar, Case Assignment Team (CAT) Meeting, and Group Supervision. Individual supervision (minimum of 1 hour per week) is arranged as it fits the schedules of the trainee and supervisor.
Prospective applicants should note the following CAPS policies before submitting an application:
APPLICATION PROCESS AND PROCEDURES
CAPS Application forms are available beginning January 15th for positions beginning in the fall of that year. CLICK HERE to download the current form.
Preference will be given to applicants who have previous experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and/or groups.
Application Process and Timeline
All applicants must submit:
Submit completed applications to:
Practicum Selection Committee, Counseling and Psychological Services, California State University, Fullerton, PO Box 6830, Fullerton, CA 92834-6830
Application Deadline: Early March
Start Date: Mid-August End Date: Late May
If selected for further consideration, applicants will be notified by phone and a personal interview will be scheduled at that time. Applicants who are no longer being considered will also be notified. Trainees who accept positions at CAPS will be required to maintain their own liability insurance throughout the duration of the practicum. For more information, please call (657) 278-3040.
CAPS welcomes applications for our post-doctoral training position from clinical and counseling psychology students around the country. The post-doctoral fellowship is a 10-month, paid position and the successful candidate is selected through the formal CSUF hiring process.
Both CAPS and CSUF Human Resources (HR) are involved in the selection process. Recruitment for this position typically begins in mid- to late-fall. Applications are available online at: www.fullerton.edu. Click on “Jobs” and follow instructions for using Brass Ring. After the required materials are submitted, applications are pre-screened by HR. Applications meeting the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the CAPS search committee and it is from this group that a pool of candidates will be chosen for a personal interview.
For additional information about the training program or the various training opportunities at CAPS, please contact the Training Coordinator via post, phone, or email: