How to Apply

Qualifications For The Practicum

Doctoral candidates in APA-approved clinical or counseling psychology graduate programs who are in at least their second year of graduate school may apply for a practicum. Facility with verbal and written expression, as well as an excellent academic record, is essential. At least one year of prior clinical work in both therapy and (if relevant) assessment, commitment to work in the public sector, and experience with persons with severe and persistent mental illness are strongly recommended. People from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply by clicking here. Please note clearly on your application the setting to which you are applying. We do not accept hard copy or paper applications for training.

Our online application portal opens December 1, 2022. The final deadline for all applications is January 9, 2023.

The Interview Process

We begin to schedule interviews in mid-January. Interviews are typically held from mid-January through early-February. We do not accept applicants we do not interview.

Applicants who interview with us will meet with training directors. Current trainees may also be available to discuss their training experiences.

We comply with the Massachusetts Psychological Association's Psychology Training Collaborative guidelines with respect to the date and process of notifying applicants of admissions decisions.


If you have any questions about the training programs, or the application process, please call the Psychology Training Coordinator at 617-665-1183.

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