Practicum in Mental Health Counseling 2020

Thank you for your interest in receiving training at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Gallaudet University. The date for applications for the Mental Health Counseling is Friday, November 8 , 2019 by 5:00 pm (EST). Once interviews are completed, applicants will be notified of their acceptance by e-mail. Contact the coordinator of training, Mary Hufnell, Psy.D. via e-mail at if you have any questions about the application process.

Please click the link to view the CAPS Training Brochure

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter indicating your interest in the position;
  2. a resume or curriculum vitae;
  3. two letters of recommendation with at least one letter from your department;
  4. a 10-15 minute videotape of a mock counseling session (with a volunteer "client") that is conducted in American Sign Language; and
  5. copy of ASLPI results from Gallaudet University (ASLPI) showing a 3 or better proficiency level.  Please note that ASLPI scores can take up to 6 weeks to process the results; therefore, plan ahead to ensure that results are processed by the application due date above. 

Please Note: Because of ethical concerns, applicants cannot have multiple relationships with CAPS or the Gallaudet student population. Thus, they cannot be past or current clients of CAPS or receive services as a client in the future. Some jobs on campus, such as in the residence halls or other part-time positions on campus, can create dual relationships. Therefore, it is possible that practicum students will not be able to hold certain positions on campus while in training at CAPS. Discuss any jobs that you have or concerns about this issue with the director.

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