Welcome to the University Counseling Service (UCS) interdisciplinary training program!
We are currently taking trainees for the following programs:
- Advanced Practicum Psychology Training: For psychology doctoral students currently working toward their degree completion.
- Advanced Social Work Internship: Second-year internship placement for MSW students from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UWM.
- Clinical Fellowship: A multidisciplinary opportunity for post-masters, post-doctoral, or ABD students from psychology, social work, or counseling fields.
Trainees at UCS are considered to be a vital part of UCS. UCS maintains a dual mission: to provide the UWM student community with the very best mental health services available; and to mentor and train the next generation of mental health clinicians for careers as therapists. The UCS staff is an energetic, dedicated, and highly skilled group of clinicians who are deeply committed to meeting the mental health needs of our UWM students.
The training program is based on a philosophy of experiential learning through supervised professional practice – an experiential “learning by doing” process. Trainees are able to expand and deepen existing skills and develop new therapeutic intervention skills while providing clinical services to UWM students. In addition to individual counseling, trainees may have the opportunity to provide crisis services, co-lead groups and workshops, provide relationship counseling and present outreach programming to the campus community. Supervision of this work allows interns to examine themselves and to reflect and grow from their clinical experiences.