Psychology Practicum Program

UTHealth HCPC Psychology Practicum Program

The Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth offers the Psychology Practicum Program at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC). UTHealth HCPC is the training home for psychiatry residents, medical students and psychology interns of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The hospital is a multi-disciplinary setting that provides a rich environment for collaborative learning and growth.

Students participate in all programs offered by Psychology Services at HCPC under the supervision of licensed psychologists. Students are expected to log 17 on-site hours at HCPC per week for the duration of the practicum experience and attend at least 1 hour of individual supervision, as well as 1 hour of group supervision/case conference per week. This practicum is a 12-month training program. Take a look at our individual tracks and activities associated with the program.

This clinical practicum program is intended to be an advanced training experience. Eligible students are currently enrolled in a PhD/PsyD program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology at an affiliated university. Completed coursework relevant to adult psychopathology, psychotherapy, and test construction/psychological assessment is preferred. Prior clinical experience using evidence-based modalities is preferred. Preferred candidates will have earned their master’s degree, and possess psychological intervention and assessment experience at the time of their application. For practicum placement during the 2022-2023 academic year, the application deadline is February 4, 2022.