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'CuseWorks - Counseling - Graduate Student Counseling Trainee - 2023/2024 AY

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Job Description
The Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling is looking to fill four open positions for graduate student interns. Our training program seeks to aid you in your development as an emerging clinician while honoring your unique needs and interests. We are committed to exposing you to a variety of experiences, theoretical orientations, and professional activities to foster your personal and professional growth. Through a multicultural framework, Counseling encourages strong generalist practice with emphasis on social justice and high quality care. We are growth-based, individually tailored, and geared towards the preparation of empathic, inquisitive, ethical, scientifically sound, and versatile practitioners. 

Department Description
Our training program operates from a Developmental-Mentoring model with emphasis on experiential learning, multicultural awareness, and scholarly inquiry. We value meeting you where you are at in your professional development while helping to build on prior knowledge and experience to achieve competencies in clinical service provision. Opportunities are presented in a graduated way and you are expected to increase your responsibilities as well as your autonomy as the year progresses.

Job Details
Placements are for 20 hours per week. A value of our site is work/life balance, and trainees are encouraged to build a schedule that reflects this. You can expect some typical activities, including: individual, couples, and group counseling, intake appointments, individual supervision, weekly seminars and case conferences, and a social justice reflection project.

The placement will be for the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 academic year. These positions are typically paid. Preference will be given to applications received by Feb 24th, 2023. Tuition waivers are dependent upon negotiations with home departments, therefore they cannot be guaranteed. In order to be eligible for placement at the Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling, students must:
  • Be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral level program at Syracuse University focused on mental health. Examples include: clinical psychology, counselor education, mental health counseling, school psychology, social work, or marriage and family therapy. 
  • Have completed at least one full year of practicum prior to joining our site. Preference will be given to applicants who have had 2 or more practicum placements with relevant experience conducting individual and group therapy with adults. 

University Shared Competencies to be Gained
- Ethics, Integrity, and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
- Communication Skills

Professional Skills to be Gained
- Accountability
- Collaboration
- Conflict Management
- Initiative
- Leadership
- Problem Solving
- Professionalism
- Responsibility
- Time Management

To apply, submit the following:
  • A cover letter stating your interest in the position and how a placement at Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling may best meet your training goals for the coming year.
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Endorsement from your Director of Training that you are ready, able, and qualified to enter into an advanced clinical training placement. (This can be sent via email to or