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Counseling Center

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Internship Site Description


The ETSU Counseling Center is the primary mental health counseling provider for the ETSU campus.  This site supports ETSU students in many ways, including:

  • Individual and couples counseling
  • Emergency and crisis services
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Case management
  • Psychiatric services

Additionally, the ETSU Counseling Center provides the ETSU campus with ongoing education and outreach in the following areas:

  • Relationships & Sexuality (OASIS)
  • Alcohol & Drugs (AOD)
  • Suicide Prevention (THRIVE)
  • Wellness Peer Education/Resilience


The ETSU Counseling Center is an ideal site for interns primarily interested in psychotherapy training and a career as a counseling clinician. The ETSU Counseling Center provides an intensive training experience for master’s level counseling & social work students, where they will gain extensive experience with a wide range of presenting concerns amongst a student population representing a high level of diversity.  Interns will become an active part of a professional, multidisciplinary team and provide direct services to clients through intakes, personal and couples counseling, crisis counseling, case management, and attending a weekly case conference.  Opportunities for outreach, classroom presentations, and co-facilitating groups are also available.

Supervision includes weekly didactic trainings, attending live counseling sessions, co-therapy with senior licensed counselors, review of videotaped counseling sessions and case notes/documentation, case consultation, and ongoing research and professional development. Interns are reviewed at the beginning, middle, and end of their internship with clear clinical goals defined and constructive feedback for intern’s personal growth.  Supervision includes at least one hour per week of face to face contact with their clinical supervisor.


  • Career focus in psychotherapy
  • 16-20 hours per week
  • Preference given to students committing to two semesters

We at the ETSU Counseling Center view diversity as including all of the various identities and characteristics that make us unique individuals. We recognize and acknowledge the impact of stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, power and privilege. Our commitment to our campus community is to embrace and celebrate diversity in all its richness and to provide a safe space that is both welcoming and affirming as an important piece of providing culturally competent services.

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