Contact Information

Chasidy Faith, PhD, LP
Training Coordinator


Phone: 715/232-2468
Fax: 715/232-2111
faithc@uwstout.edu

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment
Call 715/232-2468 or
Go to 410 Bowman Hall

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The University of Wisconsin-Stout Counseling Center offers practicum and internship programs for graduate students in counseling-related fields at the masters or doctoral level. The program prepares students for work in university counseling centers and community outpatient mental health settings.  

Student counselors will carry their own case load that is likely to include a wide range of common developmental and mental health concerns. Opportunities for experience include crisis intervention, triage, group counseling and outreach.

Summary Counselor Education Program

Counselor Education Model >>

Our program combines direct experience with a developmental model which offers increased autonomy over time and recognizes the unique assets, strengths and areas of growth and improvement for each student.

Schedule Requirements >>

Students completing a practicum will be required to work 12-16 hours per week of scheduled clinic time in addition to a two hour clinical meeting.

Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) interns, and Psychology practicum students will be required to work 16-24 hours per week, in accordance with their program requirements, clinic needs and availability.

All students will be required to attend a two hour weekly clinical meeting on Wednesday mornings.

Supervision >>

The University Counseling Center takes a team approach to supervision, with all licensed counseling staff available to offer on-going support. The training program includes a mandatory weekly, two-hour clinical meeting which includes case consultation, professional development topics and opportunities to collaborate with Student Health Services. 

Each student will also receive one hour of weekly individual supervision. Additional support will be available as needed. Supervisors come from a variety of educational backgrounds and licenses, including Clinical and Counseling Psychologists, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Link to Counseling Center Staff Profiles

Application and Selection Process >>

Prospective students must be enrolled in a Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology masters or doctoral program. (UW-Stout does not offer an APA or APPIC approved doctoral internship, but does offer a supervised practicum).

Review of applications begins February 1st for fall semester placement and November 1st for spring semester placement, if positions are available.

Applications are submitted on-line (see link below). Application materials should include:

  • Contact Information
  • Letter of application describing applicant's interest in the UW-Stout Counseling Center. (Copy your letter from a Word document, and paste it into the Cover Letter section of the online application).
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita including counseling-related education and experience (Copy your resume from a Word document, and paste it into the Resume section of the online application).
  • Three (3) professional references who have either directly observed the applicant's counseling performance and/or have knowledge of the applicant's counseling-related experiences. At least one reference should be from a professor in the applicants graduate program.

The application process begins with an initial screening followed by invitations for in-person interviews with selected applicants.

Decisions to accept practicum counselors for placement are based upon (1) the student's overall readiness for placement and (2) "goodness of fit" between a student's training needs and ability of the Counseling Center to meet those needs, and (3) support provided by professional references.

Invitations to accept a practicum/internship are made between March 1 and  April 1st for the following academic year, beginning with the fall semester.

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Orientation >>

Orientation begins in mid to late August for the fall semester. This is a three day orientation which covers office policies and procedures, supervision contracts and expectations, orientation to electronic record keeping, video recording, legal and ethical dilemmas, working with suicidal clients and risk management, alcohol and drug awareness program, outreach and counseling groups, among other topics.

Evaluation of Trainee >>

Our evaluations include:

  • Informal:
    • Observation and Feedback during weekly supervision
    • Self -Evaluation
    • Role play scenarios
    • Role-reversal, live observation, co-therapy, discussing a video/tape of something you did very well
    • Parallel Process
  • Formal:
    • Electronic documentation review
    • Evaluation: Supervisors document and provide trainees with ongoing performance appraisal and evaluation feedback and schedule periodic formal evaluative sessions throughout the supervisory relationship.
    • Client feedback provided by annual client survey
    • Scheduled evaluationscompleting formal written evaluations per individual program requirements, minimally at the end of each semester