The practicum training program at Counseling, Alcohol and other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services provides experience with the range of psychological services offered in a large, diverse university counseling center. Our current practicum training program is limited to doctoral students from the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology due to office space limitations.
Our training philosophy emphasizes the development and refinement of sound clinical skills, with an individualized approach to meeting the unique training needs of each student. In addition, practicum students have the opportunity to participate in a community-oriented consultation and education program, and possibly other more specialized experiences.
The counseling center staff is comprised of 14 doctoral-level psychologists, 3 licensed clinical social workers, 4 drug and alcohol counselors and 5 psychiatrists who serve the students of Rutgers University in the New Brunswick and Piscataway area. The students are a diverse multicultural group with an equally wide range of presenting problems.