Practicum

Each student is required to complete 6 terms (two years) of practicum. The practicum experience includes a minimum of 500 training hours per year

Training helps you integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical application, and you will gain supervised practice experience with a range of client populations, age groups and clinical problems. For example, you can pursue training in child psychopathology and treatment, neuropsychology, behavioral health, forensic issues, human diversity, cognitive behavior therapy and psychodynamic therapy, carried out in close mentoring relationships.

Possible Sites

The School maintains the Pacific Psychology Clinic, a training clinic at two sites. The Hillsboro clinic is located in Creighton Hall on the Hillsboro Campus in Hillsboro, and provides services in both Spanish and English. The Portland clinic is located in downtown Portland. These clinics offer a wide range of psychological services to the community. Many students gain some practicum experience at the program's own training clinics, and other community sites in the Portland area are also available, allowing for exposure to varied sites and populations.

More than 50 sites are used, and include these examples