Training Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in training at Wesleyan University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Training is an integral part of our mission at CAPS.

CAPS currently offers two training programs for Doctoral and Graduate-level psychology students:

Graduate-level Psychology Externship Program

CAPS is now accepting applications for its 20-hour/week-externship program.

Our Externship program is designed to provide clinical training to exceptional graduate students in clinical psychology and clinical social work.  Trainees will receive supervised training in counseling/psychotherapy, comprehensive training and supervision in the assessment of Learning Disabilities, and mental health crisis intervention.  Trainees will also participate in didactics, individual and group supervision, outreach and consultation activities.

Please click here for more information about our externship program.

Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Smith Kidkarndee, Training Coordinator
Wesleyan University
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
327 High Street, 
Middletown, CT 06459

Or send their resume and cover letter via email to: 
skidkarndee@wesleyan.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The CAPS professional staff includes a full-time, 12-month postdoctoral psychologist.  This is a 1-year appointment beginning in July or August.  The posting and interview process for the postdoctoral fellow typically occurs in December and January each year.  The fellow is supervised by the director and receives one hour of weekly individual supervision.  Unlike a full-time professional CAPS clinician whose primary focus is the provision of individual and group therapy, the postdoctoral fellow is expected to develop skills in supervision and outreach, learn about the operations of a university counseling center, and pursue an area of specialty. 

The fellow will provide supervision to one or more predoctoral externs.  The supervision may take the form of individual supervision of one extern, leading the weekly group supervision for all externs, and/or running the weekly cognitive assessment seminar and providing individual supervision on assessment cases. 

Each fellow is required to identify an area of specialty which he or she will pursue during their year at CAPS.  This may be a specialized clinical and/or outreach focus or an area of administration or supervision.  At the beginning of the fellow’s year, he or she should meet with the director to identify the area of focus and develop a plan to pursue it throughout the year.

Interested candidates should visit our HR Career page.  

Please click here for more information.