The Application Process
We accepting applications for our two Practicum Positions from January 1 through March 15 for the upcoming academic year (i.e. to begin that August). After you submit your application you will get an e-mail confirming that we received your application. You will receive another e-mail letting you know if you have been selected for an on-site interview. We typically conduct interviews in mid-March to mid-April. A few weeks after the interview we will convey whether or not we will be able to offer you the Practicum position with us at CHWS. The status of our positions (whether they are open or filled) is indicated on the Practicum Counselor Training page.
Please submit your application via e-mail to Dr. Boulter at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also mail it to the address below or fax your application to 253.879.3766, however e-mail is the preferred method of applying.
There are three pieces to the application: your personal information, the essays, and your Curriculum Vita.
Hone Phone: ___________________________
Number of clients you would like to see at CHWS each week: ____
Please include your responses (roughly ½ page each) to the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in a Practicum Counselor position with CHWS? Please explain both in terms of educational requirements you wish to fulfill, as well as your professional interest in this setting, population, or training program.
2. What educational experiences do you believe prepare you for doing psychotherapy with college students?
3. With which therapeutic issues (e.g, eating disorders, abuse survivors, depression, sexual orientation, anxiety, substance abuse, cultural or religious identity, grief, self-mutilation, etc.) would you feel most comfortable helping someone with at this point? With which would you feel least prepared or comfortable at this time? (We do not expect Prac Counselors to be experienced psychotherapists, we’re simply interested in your self-assessment and interests.)
4. Please describe your current training needs as a developing counselor. What, specifically, do you hope to learn in supervision? What are you looking for in a supervisor?
Please attach your curriculum vitae with your application.
You are welcome to contact Dr. Dangelmaier if you have questions:
Charee Boulter, Ph.D.
Counseling, Health & Wellness Services
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St., #1035
Tacoma, WA 98416-1035