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Clinical Training Program

The Counseling Center invites 4 to 5 qualified mental health or social work graduate students to complete their final year of clinical training with us. We provide trainees with a comprehensive and supportive experience, of which the primary focus is to provide counseling services to Lasell students. In addition, trainees will engage in group counseling, workshops, outreach, and educational programming. The training program includes:

  • Weekly individual supervision
  • Weekly group supervision
  • Bi-weekly peer supervision
  • Weekly staff meetings
  • Training on a variety of presenting issues relevant to college populations
  • Training in Titanium scheduling software

The clinical placement is 24 hours per week, and follows the Lasell academic calendar, with a typical start date in late August. After a week-long orientation, trainees are expected to be on campus (or potentially virtual) for 3 to 4 days per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with Monday being a required full day. Trainees are expected to see an average of 10 to 12 students per week.

Prior Trainees

Past interns have completed their graduate work at:

  • Lesley University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University

Application Process

Training positions are open to graduate students in mental health counseling and social work with at least one year of supervised training (e.g., first-year practicum experience). We begin accepting application materials in December. Please submit before January 2. Your application must include a cover letter, resume/CV, and 3 letters of recommendation (current supervisor highly recommended). Submit your application by email, with "Clinical Training Program" in the subject line, to:

Sharon Harrington-Hope, LMHC
Director, Counseling Center
Mott House
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

After a review of the written materials, interviews will be scheduled in January. The selection process will be finalized by mid to late January, and applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than February 1. We welcome questions about our program. Please call the Counseling Center at 617-243-2181 or email