Practicum Training Overview

The offices of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) and the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) of Kennesaw State University (KSU) offers training experiences for masters and doctoral students in counseling, social work, and psychology. We utilize an integrated, multidisciplinary model in the delivery of mental health services to KSU students. We provide training that values both individual differences and cultural diversity in the community. The training year may involve provision of services on the Kennesaw campus 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. We typically hosts a cohort of seven to nine trainees across the various disciplines. Trainees typically begin their training together in the fall semester. Trainees provide 20 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, weekly group supervision, and additional supervision from secondary task supervisors (e.g., when facilitating a counseling group). Our training program prepares mental health professionals for general clinical outpatient practice and outreach. 

Eligibility and Qualifications

Candidates for the Practicum Training Program must be actively pursuing one of the following degrees in an accredited academic program:

  • Ph.D./Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology
  • M.A./M.S./M.Ed./Ed.S. in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Application Process for the 24-25 Academic Year:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents via email to

  • Cover Letter (detailing interest in training at Counseling and Psychological Services and/or The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume and
  • Transcript (can be unofficial)

Materials are typically submitted between December and February prior to the academic year of interest.  Once materials are reviewed, applicants may be contacted to schedule an onsite or telephone interview with staff. Interviews will last an hour and are required for placement in the 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 March.  We do our best to inform all students of our process and their status throughout the selection period.