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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 develop and 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:

EKU Psychology Clinic Bluegrass Health Psychology
EKU Counseling Center Pathways, Inc.
Eastern State Hospital New Vista Oakwood
Heather Risk & Associates The Christ Hospital
Federal Bureau of Prisons Lexington Forensic Psychiatry
Lexington VA Healthcare System Morehead State University Counseling Center
Baby Health, Inc. Louisville VA Medical Center
Cincinnati VA Medical 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 (or have completed) their internships:

Agnesian Healthcare (Fond Du Lac, WI) Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium/Forensic Track (Las Vegas, NV)
Appalachian Psychology Internship/Woodland Centers (Gallipolis, OH) Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. (Columbus, OH)
Child & Adolescent Behavioural Health (Canton, OH) Easterseals Rehabilitation Program (Evansville, IN)
Orlando VA Medical Center (Orlando, FL) Chillicothe VA Medical Center (Chillicothe, OH)
Cincinnati VA Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH) Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Virginia Beach, VA)
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (Pueblo, CO) Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, DC)
Federal Bureau of Prisons-Tallahassee (Tallahassee, FL) Jefferson County (KY) Internship Consortium (Louisville, KY)
High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium (Greeley, CO) U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners-Springfield (Springfield, MO)
Lexington VA Health Care System (Lexington, KY) Fraser Clinical Psychology Internship (Bloomington, MN)
Kentucky River Community Care (Jackson, KY) Western Carolina University CAPS (Cullowhee, NC)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (New Orleans, LA) SUNY Stone Brook Counseling Center (Stony Brook, NY)
Ohio Psychology Internship (Akron, OH) West Virginia University-Carruth Center (Morgantown, WV)
Youth Opportunity Center (Muncie, IN) Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis, IN)
Purdue University Counseling Center (West Lafayette, IN) Kennedy Kreiger/Johns Hopkins Behavioral Psychology & Neuropsychology (Baltimore, MD)
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (Tyler, TX) Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center/Lackland Air Force Base (San Antonio, TX)
Robley Rex VA Medical Center (Louisville, KY) Utah State Hospital (Provo, UT)
Nebraska Internship Consortium (Lincoln, NE) Western Kentucky Psychology Internship Consotrium (Hopkinsville, KY)

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (North Little Rock, AR)

Devereux Foundation (Villanova, PA)

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (Phoenix, AZ) Jordan Valley Community Health Center Internship (Springfield, MO)
University of Kentucky Counseling Center (Lexington, KY) Illinois Department of Human Services Treatment & Detention Center (Rushville, IL)

Ohio State University-Counseling Center (Columbus, OH)

University of Rochester – Psychiatry (Rochester, NY)

Virginia Treatment Center for Children (Richmond, VA)

MiraCare Neuro Behavioral Health (Palos Heights, IL)

Florida State Hospital (Chattahoochee, FL)

Federal Medical Center – Lexington (Lexington, KY)

Washington State University Counseling and Psychological Services (Pullman, WA)

VA Western Colorado Health Care System (Grand Junction, CO)

Alaska Psych Intern Consortium/Norton Sound Health (Nome, AK)

Ball State University Counseling Center (Muncie, IN)

Federal Correctional Complex – Allenwood (White Deer, PA)

University of South Florida Counseling Center (Tampa, FL)

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