M.A. Program in Counseling Psychology
Welcome to the Traineeship Resource Pages. Feel free to browse and become familiar with the guidelines and procedures for completing the traineeship requirement. Please note that the Traineeship Site Directories have been updated with current opportunities for students in search of a Traineeship site.
In addition to the information on these pages, Lou Ann Wallner, M.A., L.M.F.T., Director of Clinical Training, Nicole Botaitis, M.S., L.M.F.T., P.P.S., Clinical Training Associate MA-C and MA-W Tracks, and Karla Kim, M.A., Clinical Training Associate MA-L and MA-D Tracks, are available to assist all current students and Pacifica Counseling Psychology graduates on traineeship and state licensure issues. They may be contacted via e-mail or phone at the number indicated below.
Justin Burdine, our Traineeship Coordinator, is also available to assist students with any paperwork related issues pertaining to the traineeships, current openings at sites, and general inquiries about the traineeship process. Their contact information is also listed below.
Current Students: To support your professional development as you learn to become an effective psychotherapist, a traineeship in a fieldwork setting is required during the second year of graduate study at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The traineeship becomes an integral part of the Clinical Practice sequence of courses and enrollment in Clinical Practice is contingent upon having an approved traineeship. Course lectures, experiential exercises, and assignments are grounded in the traineeship experience.