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Counseling Center

Intern Orientation

During the first six weeks, all interns are introduced to the primary activities of the Counseling Center.

Goals of orientation

  • to introduce interns to the staff and to interact individually with each staff member;
  • to give interns important information regarding Counseling Center operations, policies and procedures, and to ensure that interns understand their rights and responsibilities as doctoral interns at our site;
  • to meet with members of various departments within the Division of Student Life as a way of learning more about the overall context within which the Counseling Center operates;
  • to allow time to set up offices;
  • to provide an opportunity for interns to get to know each other and the training director;
  • to allow time for interns to assess their professional growth needs and determine learning goals to be achieved.

During orientation, interns also begin to be involved in didactic and experiential seminars to prepare them to work with clients at our Counseling Center. Interns also begin to provide intakes after initial training and may begin to see a few clients during orientation.