Clinical students are required to take a minimum of 450 hours of practicum training. Over a dozen different community agencies participate in the practicum training and supervision of clinical students, offering a wide variety of opportunities to develop applied assessment and treatment skills with different clinical populations. Participating practicum sites include various clinics in the University and affiliated community hospitals, the VA Medical Center, a walk-in counseling center, court services, community mental health centers, child guidance clinics, and clinicians in private practice.
In order to receive a PhD with specialization in Clinical Psychology, students are required to complete a one-year, full time, APA-approved clinical internship. Students are encouraged to apply to internship sites that are members of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. These internship sites are especially interested in having as interns students from clinical programs with a strong research emphasis. .