The graduate assistantship position at the Counseling Center is a 20 hour per week experience that can include the following activities:
Students in the Graduate Assistantship position have the opportunity to elect participation in receiving more specialized training in group therapy at the Counseling Center. The training is flexible to the student’s level of experience. Training can include such activities as process observing a therapy group, co-leading a structured psycho-educational group, and attending an all-staff group case conference. In the group case conference, trainees are able to watch recordings of our ongoing therapy groups and participate in discussions about such issues as co-leadership dynamics, theoretical approaches, ethical issues, norm-setting, social justice and diversity issues that surface, confidentiality issues, and holding the group to the contract. The time commitment to this area of focus will be two to three hours a week.
Students in the graduate assistantship position have the opportunity to elect participation in receiving more specialized training in outreach at The Counseling Center. This training is viewed as an apprenticeship experience in which the Graduate Assistant will receive mentorship from the Outreach Coordinator and take part in assisting with outreach-related activities, conducting outreach, and receiving training/mentorship in outreach. The time commitment to this area of focus will be two to three hours a week.