University of Maryland Counseling Center

University of Maryland Counseling Center
Externship in Psychology

The University of Maryland Counseling Center externship provides supervised training in short-term individual counseling for university students. Externs typically spend 12-14 hours per week, including two hours of supervision by two senior staff counselors, at the Counseling Center. Other training activities include participation in weekly case conferences and monthly seminars on various clinical topics. This is a non-paid externship.

The University of Maryland Counseling Center, which is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, has provided mental health services to University clients for nearly 60 years. Services target a large and diverse student population. In addition to providing psychological counseling and vocational counseling, the Center offers academic skills counseling, disabilities support services, testing and research services, and counseling and evaluation for children of University parents.

Applicants must be doctoral students in APA-accredited counseling psychology or clinical psychology training programs. Externs are typically in their fourth year of academic training. Preference is given to applicants who have completed a minimum of 3 clinical practica. Questions about the externship may be directed to Dr. Yi-Jiun Lin at