Master's Internship/Doctoral Practicum
Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services
has six 20 hours/week internship positions available for the
2013-14 academic year. These unpaid internships are available to
students completing their master's degree in Clinical or Counseling
Psychology or doctoral students needing to complete their first
therapy practicum. A typical week includes 8-10 hours of individual
therapy, 2 hours of individual supervision, 1-2 hours of intakes,
1.5 hours of case staffing, 2 hours of outreach and 1.5 hours of
group supervision. Additional staff development/training
opportunities are available to trainees during the year.
In addition to individual clients, trainees may see couples or
process observe psychotherapy groups, depending on the need for
such services. Butler's counseling services are available to any
matriculating Butler student. Clients present with a variety of
issues, the most common being relationship problems with family or
significant others, depression, anxiety, eating/body image issues,
substance abuse, trauma recovery, and stress management.
Schedules are flexible with the exception of Fridays, which are
required 8a-5p for case staffing and group supervision. In
addition, trainees must be available one evening per week
(Monday - Thursday) from 6p-7p to participate in
outreach. Outreach is an important aspect of the training
program and all trainees are assigned to a team each
semester. The remaining hours may be arranged
individually. Most trainees are on site 3 days per week.
Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services promotes
a supportive, collegial atmosphere committed to training. In
addition to our master's interns and doctoral practicum trainees,
the clinical staff is comprised of three licensed psychologists and
three doctoral interns who are engaged in the
center's APA-accredited doctoral internship program. The
center staff and trainees participate in two yearly retreats and
may attend conferences and/or staff development activities as a
group. In addition, each intern has an office equipped with
state-of-the-art digital video equipment, a computer, a Butler
email account, and access to university resources such as the
library and computer labs.
Finally, the internship and practicum embrace the awareness
and use of self perspective as part of our training model. We value
personal exploration and expect trainees to examine the qualities
and dynamics they bring to interactions with clients, peers, and
other work-related relationships. We believe such discussions, as
they relate to trainees' activities throughout the year, can be
quite useful when trying to understand transference and
countertransference issues and in facilitating professional growth.
This may call for trainees to reflect on and discuss personal
reactions that might influence their clinical practice. Such
disclosure frequently occurs within a supervisory relationship
characterized by safety, trust, and respect. Supervision is not
viewed as psychotherapy, and the focus of personal exploration is
meant to enhance trainees' growth and effectiveness as clinicians
rather than serve as a form of psychotherapy.
Interested students are welcome to submit the following
materials by February 26, 2013 to be
considered for an interview:
- A letter of interest.
- A current vita, including names of three references.
- A transcript (official or unofficial copy accepted).
Note: Trainees who complete their practicum at CCS will not be
considered for the Doctoral Internship Program if they apply in
Please send your materials or direct questions to:
Shana Markle, Ph.D., HSPP
Butler University Counseling and Consultation
530 W. 49th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Phone: (317) 940-9385