The Importance Of A Clinical Emphasis Position As An Advanced Practicum Student At Depaul University Counseling Services For The 2016-2017 Academic

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I am writing to formally apply for a clinical emphasis position as an advanced practicum student at DePaul University Counseling Services for the 2016-2017 academic year. Currently, I am completing my third year of training in the APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

I have a strong interest in completing my advanced training at DePaul University’s Counseling Services as it offers intensive training that is unparalleled in the Chicagoland area. In particular, the student-focused, team-oriented environment is one in which I know I would thrive. I am particularly excited about the multiple clinical opportunities offered at your site such as individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. I am additionally interested in the prospect of collaborating with other departments in the university such as Student Services through outreach and consultation. As a clinician in training, I am also impressed by your comprehensive and collaborative approach to supervision. Finally, I am authentically excited about your emphasis on professional development. I believe being an effective psychologist entails more than just the acquisition of skills and knowledge – it requires an ongoing integration of foundational knowledge, self-reflection and an integration of personal and professional identities.

Prior to beginning my current program and clinical training, I worked in the mental health field for six years. My roles
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