The Counseling Center at A&M-Commerce offers training opportunities for students seeking a graduate degree in community mental health counseling. Our interns and trainees are a vital and valued part of our staff and can expect to be engaged in all activities associated with working in a university counseling center.
Master’s level students in the Community Mental Health Counseling program are encouraged to read through our center’s training philosophy and application information on the adjacent pages. If you are interested and meet the listed criteria, please complete the necessary forms and submit them to Assistant Director of Training and Supervision Adam Metts.
Counseling Center:: Graduate Training Program Application Info
How to Apply
Applicants are asked to submit the following:
- One page summary of interests and goals
- Brief vita highlighting course work and any prior clinical experience
- Master’s Practicum/Internship Application form
- Three references from advisors, professors or previous supervisors on the reference form provided by the Counseling Center (make copies of the attached form as needed)
Please observe the following application deadlines for the semester you would like to begin work at the Counseling Center.
Dates are the formal deadlines for applications to be submitted. The Counseling Center may accept and process applications after the deadline if space is available.
*Selection process begins as soon as the application is received. Please note that the dates are subject to change from semester to semester. Please contact the assistant director of training and supervision for additional information at 903.886.5145 or [email protected]
Am I a Good Fit for the Training Program?
In addition to the required coursework by CACREP to begin your practicum/internship site, it is strongly recommended that you complete the following courses prior to the start of your training and practicum/internship.
- Counseling Diverse Populations
- Group Counseling
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ethics and Treatment Planning)
Note: If you have not completed the courses listed above, supplemental material may be required prior to beginning clinical work including any workshops, training or seminars in the areas listed above.
- You cannot receive counseling services at the Counseling Center while participating in training.
- You must attend orientation prior to the beginning of the semester. Orientation for the training site typically occurs the Friday before classes begin.
- You must attend weekly supervision meetings and monthly team supervision throughout the semester in which you are enrolled and any subsequent between-semester hours.
- For graduate assistantship positions, be advised that in order to qualify for assistantship funding, you must be enrolled in academic hours for the semesters that you are receiving funding. Check with the Graduate School if you have any questions regarding this requirement.
- While diagnosis is not a core aspect of our training philosophy, we recognize its importance as a part of future employment for many trainees and we integrate training around the DSM through case presentations and conceptualizations.
All inquiries, correspondence and application materials for all master’s level training should be directed to:
Adam Metts, MS, LPC-S
Assistant Director of Training and Supervision
Counseling Center:: Graduate Training Program Required Forms
- Halladay Student Services, 203
- Commerce, TX 75429-3011