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Welcome to the Counseling Psychology Practicum Resources page. Feel free to browse and become familiar with the guidelines and procedures for completing the practicum requirements. Please note that the Practicum Site Map has been updated with current opportunities for students searching for a practicum site.

As you learn to become an effective therapist, a practicum in a fieldwork setting is required during the second and third year of graduate study at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  The practicum is an integral part of the Clinical Practice sequence of courses, and enrollment in Clinical Practice is contingent upon having an approved practicum site. Course lectures, experiential exercises, and assignments are grounded in the practicum experience.

Cynthia Fredericksen, M.A., M.F.T.i., Clinical Practicum Associate I (C & W Tracks), and Becky Buergler, M.A., L.M.F.T., Clinical Practicum Associate II (D & L Tracks), are available to assist students with any paperwork related issues pertaining to practicums, current openings at sites, and general inquiries about the practicum process.  Their contact information is listed below.

To support your professional development, Jena Farrow (Practicum Coordinator) is also available to receive and process student’s practicum related paperwork. In addition, Lou Ann Wallner, M.A., L.M.F.T., Director of Clinical Training, is available to assist all current students and post-degree alums on practicum and state licensure issues. She may be contacted via e-mail or phone at the number indicated below.

Contacts

Lou Ann Wallner, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Director of Clinical Training

lwallner@pacifica.edu
(805) 879-7333

Cynthia Fredericksen, M.A., M.F.T.i.
Clinical Practicum Associate I, C & W Tracks

cfredericksen@pacifica.edu
(805) 879-7383

Becky Buergler, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Clinical Practicum Associate II, D & L Tracks

bbuergler@pacifica.edu
(805) 879-7360

Jena Farrow Practicum Coordinator, L, C, W, D Tracks
jfarrow@pacifica.edu
(805) 879-7379
Practicum Office FAX:
(805) 879-7388