Counseling Center

Practicum Program Requirements and Application


  • Enrollment in a doctoral-level counseling or clinical psychology program.
  • Completion of the following graduate level psychology courses: counseling theory, psychopathology, and counseling skills. We prefer practicum counselors to have taken multicultural / cross-cultural counseling and ethics graduate-level courses but it would be acceptable for practicum counselors to take their multicultural counseling class in the first quarter of the year and the ethics course during the same year as their practicum experience at the Counseling Center.
  • Completion of at least one practicum field placement that included direct face-to-face counseling with clients.
  • Ability to be present at the Counseling Center on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Awareness that a pre-determined or specified number of hours (i.e. direct contact hours) cannot be guaranteed as client needs generally ebb and flow throughout the year.


Please send all application materials to:

Charisse Williams, Ph.D.
Practicum Training Coordinator
Counseling Center
University of Washington
401 Schmitz Hall, Box 355830
Seattle, WA 98195-5830

Phone: 206-543-1240
FAX: 206-616-6910  (preferred modality)

Due date

Deadline for applications is February 13, 2015. Interviews will be held in early March. If open positions remain after this initial search process, we will review applications submitted after February 13, 2015 so we encourage applicants to email the practicum coordinator to check on the status of the positions if they are considering submitting an application after the deadline.