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School of Psychological Sciences Clinical Psychology Doctorate (PsyD)

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Graduate Clinical Psychology Practicum

Practicum placements

Clinical practicum experiences are an integral part of the training sequence in the master's and doctoral clinical psychology programs at the University of Indianapolis. Year-long placements allow you to integrate assessment, diagnosis and treatment in a single setting. Coordinated through UIndy's director of clinical training, you'll have the opportunity to work with one of more than 60 practicum sites affiliated with our program. Alternatively, you may also work to develop another practicum site and submit it for approval. All students in training at a practicum site participate concurrently in a weekly Professional Practice Seminar group at the University.

Practicum placements include a variety of sites such as:

  • Inpatient mental health units
  • Partial hospitalization programs
  • Community mental health centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Residential treatment programs
  • University counseling centers
  • Private placements

To ensure high-quality training and supervision, practicum sites and supervisors are evaluated regularly and approved by the School of Psychological Sciences.

Supervised skill development

In these placements, you will gain supervised experience in clinical assessment and testing, psychotherapy with various types of patients, collaboration and consultation with interdisciplinary teams, program development and evaluation, treatment planning and case management, and other aspects of professional psychology.