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Clinical Training

Clinical practicum and internship experiences are core components of the clinical training program.  They are intended to provide students with opportunities to apply skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom, and to observe and participate in the day‑to‑day operation of various mental health agencies. 

Students in the clinical program are required to complete 27 credit hours of practicum.  Early practicum experiences will occur in the Department of Psychology Clinic.  External field placements typically occur during the third and fourth years of the program.  These external experiences will typically require the student to work two days at the site per week.  Recent practicum sites include:

Psychology Clinic Bluegrass Health Psychology
EKU Counseling Center Pathways, Inc.
Eastern State Hospital Bluegrass Oakwood
Kentucky Dept. of Corrections Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center
Federal Bureau of Prisons University of Cincinnati Psychiatry
Bluegrass.Org Madison County Schools
Baby Health, Inc. Lexington Forensic Psychiatry
Homestead Skilled Nursing Facility Horn & Associates
Beaumont Behavioral Health Kentucky River Community Care
Lexington VA Medical Center St. Joseph East Hospital
Louisville VA Medical Center University of Kentucky Counseling Center

All students must complete a year-long doctoral internship in professional psychology at an approved site during the final year of the program.  Our students are completing internships all over the country.  Here's a list of where our students are completing their internships:

Agnesian Healthcare (Fond Du Lac, WI)
Appalachian Psychology Internship/Woodland Centers (Gallipolis, OH)
Child & Adolescent Behavioural Health (Canton, OH)
Chillicothe VA Medical Center (Chillicothe, OH)
Cincinnati VA Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH)
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
Federal Bureau of Prisons-Tallahassee (Tallahassee, FL)
High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium (Greeley, CO)
Jefferson County (KY) Internship Consortium (Louisville, KY)
Kentucky River Community Care (Jackson, KY)
Lexington VA Health Care System (Lexington, KY)
Ohio Psychology Internship (Akron, OH)
Orlando VA Medical Center (Orlando, FL)
Purdue University Counseling Center (West Lafayette, IN)
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis, IN)
Robley Rex VA Medical Center (Louisville, KY)
Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, DC)
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (Phoenix, AZ)
University of Kentucky Counseling Center (Lexington, KY)
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (Tyler, TX)
West Virginia University-Carruth Center (Morgantown, WV)
Youth Opportunity Center (Muncie, IN)
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