K-State CAPS Master's Internship and Practicum Training

Overview and description

The Master's Internship and Practicum Training Program is designed to help Master's and Doctoral level students seeking to develop their skills in shorter-term individual counseling (e.g., 8-15 sessions or less). Other supervised opportunities include conducting intake assessments, facilitating skills workshops, co-leading skills therapy groups, and serving as a process observer for interpersonal process groups. Practicum counselors receive the following, weekly: one hour of individual supervision, one hour of group supervision. Trainees are also required to participate in a multi-disciplinary staff case conference group, large case conferences, and in-services.

This training experience is non-paid and requires an academic year commitment beginning in August and ending in May. For supervision purposes, trainees are required to video record all sessions, with the video equipment provided by CAPS. Trainees and their supervisors collaborate to develop a schedule at the start of each semester.


Application requirements

Applications for the upcoming training year will be accepted until June 14th. Please include the following materials in your application:

  1. Letter of interest describing goals for practicum position at CAPS
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. One letter of recommendation from a supervisor who can speak to your clinical work.

We ask that any student who was seen previously as a client at CAPS consider that when applying to our practicum. For instance, if you complete a practicum at our site, you may interact with your prior therapist throughout your training activities here. However, your former therapist will not be your clinical supervisor.

For more information or to submit your application, please contact:

Ryan Staley, Psy.D., LP
Training Director, Assistant Lead Clinician
1105 Sunset Ave, Room 101
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 532-6927