UDCC Training Program

UDCC Training Program

Thank you for your interest in serving as an intern at the University of Dallas Counseling Center (UDCC) as your practicum/internship site. We are honored by and greatly appreciate the service you provide to our site, as we believe the interns and their associated programs are an integral part of our patients' healing and success.

We have different practicum/internship cohorts, depending upon your level of education. We have an undergraduate internship that helps with campus initiatives and non-clinical operations of the Center. We have a Pre-Practicum for UD Graduate Psych Majors, and a Graduate Clinical Practicum and Internship open to any affiliated university.

Click on the specific program to learn more about or to apply:

Undergraduate Internship

UD Graduate Pre-Practicum 

Graduate Clinical Practicum & Internship (Affiliated University Programs)

Licensed Associates

For more information:

The University of Dallas Counseling Center 
1845 E. Northgate Dr., Haggar 340
Irving, TX 75062
Spots are limited. The UDCC will contact eligible interns for interviews.

Undergraduate Internships

As a volunteer UD Undergraduate Intern of the UDCC, there are many exciting possibilities for you to choose from. While observing direct clinical services may not be an option, as we take confidentiality and privacy very seriously, we have many ways you can connect with and learn more about the field in general. You can connect with one or more, do as many hours per week or as little per month as your program will  permit. 
*The UDCC does not currently offer academic credit for internship, but is in the process to develop this. 


Provide on-going support and help develop the following initiatives:

  • UDCC PR,
    • Developing campus-wide mental health awareness content for students, faculty, and staff,
    • Multiple mediums: website, social media, printed materials, and others.
  • Educational Mental Health Coalition,
    • Coordinating with High School clinicians and administrators across DFW and US to help develop programs, research, and initiatives to address mental health struggles with the transition from High School to College.
  • BioFeedback Lab Support,
    • Facilitate student, faculty, & staff use of equipment.
  • UTSW & Children’s Hospital Resiliency Training Program Support,
    • Help facilitated programming to select groups on campus.

General Research and composition opportunities:

Research and help develop content for the following internal and external publications of the UDCC, such as:

  • UDCC Operational materials,
  • Electronic Forms (non-patient data),Various Electronic Health Record assessments, screens, and forms.
  • Among Others.

To apply to be an Intern click here

Master Graduate Pre-Practicum

There are a few options for practicum and internships for graduate students to choose from. The Clinical Practicum & Internships are open to other affiliated university students. The Pre-Practicum is only for University of Dallas Master Psychology students. See below for more info on each option.

UD Psych Master Pre-Practicum

For University of Dallas students in the Master of Psychology Program, only. This initiative is a collaboration between the UD Psych Department and the UDCC. Students who have not yet reached their practiucm year option, have the opportunity to "dip their toes into the pool," before diving into their practicum experience. In the Pre-Practicum ("PrePrac"), you have the option to attend Intern Group Supervision meetings, Treatment Team meetings, providing public mental health presentations to campus, and connecting to initiatives like our BioFeedback Lab, Resilience Training Program, and others.

To apply to be in the PrePrac, message us at counseling@udallas.edu.

Master Graduate Practicum & Internships

There are a few options for practicum and internships for graduate students to choose from. The Clinical Practicum & Internships are open to other affiliated university students. The Pre-Practicum is only for University of Dallas Master Psychology students. See below for more info on each option.

Depending on the level of training and education, the Master Clinical Practicum Students and Interns at the UDCC participate in assessments, treatment planning, and ongoing individual and couples counseling sessions, with options for brief family therapy that may be needed. There are options to develop group therapy and public psychoeducation when possible. We also have a "Support Team" option: live observation by your supervisor and peers with in-session feedback for your work with patients.


The requirements to become a practicum Intern at the UDCC are as follows:  

  • Currently enrolled as a Master-level student from an accredited institution, eligible for practicum/internship placement as assessed by their institution, seeking LPC, LMSW/LCSW, or LMFT clinical tracks
  • The accredited institution has a signed and current Affiliation Agreement with the University of Dallas,
  • Fall and Spring semester commitment, Summer and mid-semesters optional as well,
  • Minimum 3 hours per week of direct hours for practicum students and 10 hours per week for interns.
  • Max 20 hours per week of direct hours,
  • One supervision hour for every ten clinical hours (Individual and Group),
  • 1 hour of training per week,
  • Interns carry their liability insurance, providing a copy of the policy to the UDCC Director,
  • Other potentially specific responsibilities or requirements may be discussed at the interview.

Practice Opportunities & Benefits

  • UDCC follows all CACREP requirements, whether or not your Graduate Program is CACREP affiliated,
  • Provide direct services to a diverse group of individuals and couples, with options for group and brief family therapy,
  • Provide intake interviews, mental status evaluations, biopsychosocial histories, mental health history, and psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management,
  • Techniques and interventions for prevention and treatment of a broad range of mental health issues,
  • Strategies to advocate for persons with mental health issues in the University environment or greater community,
  • Medical Doctors on-site for case consultation, 
  • Supervised exposure and work with the Office of Student Affairs, the Health Clinic, Care and BIT Teams, and Campus Safety Procedures with on-campus Crises, 
  • Collaboration within the higher education community to develop programs and interventions to promote the academic, social, and career success of individuals in higher education settings,Including activities during Mental Health Week, various student group activities, and others. 
  • Strategies to assist individuals in higher education settings with personal/social development,
  • Interventions related to a broad range of mental health issues for individuals in higher education settings,
  • Strategies for addiction prevention and intervention for individuals in higher education settings,
  • Use of multiple data sources to inform programs and services in higher education settings.

Affiliation Agreement

An Affiliation Agreement is a contract implemented between the practicum student's University and a third-party affiliate institution (e.g., the UDCC) to place the University's students in credit-bearing educational experiences such as internships, fieldwork, or experiential learning opportunities at the host affiliate location. An Affiliation Agreement is necessary for practicum/internship programs to allow credit for the work done and for the University of Dallas to allow interns to begin work at the UDCC.

An Affiliation Agreement is a legal document between the two entities and usually requires both parties' legal counsel to review and approve the contract. This process could take as little as two weeks, up to several months. A practicum student intern would need to anticipate the length of this process and plan accordingly. No work can begin until all parties have signed the Agreement.

Affiliated University Programs

The University of Dallas Counseling Center currently (as of Spring 2022) has Affiliation Agreements with and is accepting applications from the following University programs (alphabetically).

  • Sam Houston State University
  • The Family Institute at Northwestern University
  • Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling at Concordia University Irvine
  • University of Dallas Psychology Department
  • University of North Texas
  • (A few others are in discussions)

A practicum student/intern wanting to work at the UDCC and their University does not have an Affiliation Agreement with the UDCC, the student can inquire with their program and the UDCC Director to see what options they may have to begin the process for an Affiliation Agreement.

Apply to be an Undergrad Intern or Master Clinical Practicum/Intern
To apply to be an Intern click here


Licensed Clinical Associates (LPC-Associate, LMFT-A, LMSW) may apply to be part-time staff members, through our HR department, as W2 employees, if there are current open positions. Associates must have their own off-site board approve supervisor and carry their own liability insurance. Associates will have options for all opportunities listed above.

See if there are current job openings here.

For more information on any of the programs listed above, contact us at:

The University of Dallas Counseling Center
1845 E. Northgate Dr., Haggar 340
Irving, TX 75062