Student reading outside at Lambert

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., L.M.F.T., Clinical Practicum Associate II (C & W Tracks), and Taryn Holvick, M.A., L.M.F.T., Clinical Practicum Associate II (D & V 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, Tania Parra Marin (Practicum Coordinator) is also available to receive and process student’s practicum related paperwork. In addition, Michele Wolf, M.A., L.M.F.T., also serves as the 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.


Michele Wolf, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Director of Clinical Training
(805) 879-7360

Cynthia Fredericksen, M.A., L.M.F.T
Clinical Practicum Associate II, (C & W Tracks)
(805) 879-7383

Taryn Holvick, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Clinical Practicum Associate II, (D & V Tracks)
(805) 879-7371

Tania Parra Marin, Practicum Coordinator, (C, V, W, D Tracks)
(805) 879-7379
Practicum Office FAX:
(805) 879-7388