The University of Nevada Counseling Services is a growing university counseling center that provides individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, outreach including educational workshops and presentations, general consultation and sport psychology consultation, and referrals to community health care providers. These services are undertaken in accordance with the following mission – the mission of Counseling Services is to provide psychological services to University of Nevada Reno students to support and facilitate their personal and academic success and development.
The professional staff currently consists of seven full-time licensed psychologists, two part-time licensed psychologists, two full-time licensed clinical social workers, and one part-time licensed clinical social worker. In addition to several administrative staff, each year we have an average of approximately four to six graduate trainees in Psychology or Social Work.
Our doctoral internship is designed to train interns to be competent entry level generalist health service psychologists, especially in college or university counseling settings. We have several specific objectives within this overarching goal: 1) Clinical Competence, 2) Multicultural Competence, and 3) Ethical Practice and Professionalism.
1) We strive to train entry-level generalists who are committed to providing competent psychological services, including initial evaluation/assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, multicultural practice, supervision of trainees (depending on number of available practicum students), and program evaluation and research in multi-disciplinary environments. In addition, we strive to train generalists with competence to work in an identified emphasis area including, but not limited to, working with LGBTQ+ populations, diversity and multicultural counseling, psychological testing, eating disorder treatment, sport psychology consulting, group counseling, DBT, or outcome evaluation and research.
2) We strive to train generalists to be multiculturally competent professionals who apply ongoing self-awareness as cultural beings, awareness of others as cultural beings, and awareness of interactions amongst themselves, others, and groups within systems to maintain culturally-informed practice and multicultural humility.
3) We strive to train generalists to conduct themselves in a socially and ethically responsible manner, understanding and applying the laws and ethical principles of psychology as a profession. We value self-reflection, self-assessment, and self-care. We strive to train generalists who identify, reflect about, understand, and promote socially-just change at the individual client, group, institutional, community, and systems level, particularly when it impacts client development and functioning.
UNR Counseling Services seeks individuals who are team players, have strong communication skills, effectively balance good self-care with productivity, are open to learning, and value self-reflection as a tool for professional development.
The internship is an on-site experience. UNR currently has a university-wide COVID-19 vaccination requirement for staff- https://www.unr.edu/hr/covid-19-employee-guidance.