Training Program

The training program offers practicum/internship training to students in clinical psychology from Bay Area graduate schools. Our contract is for 20 hours a week and one year of service, beginning and ending in late August.

The program emphasizes long-term therapy with a varied adult population with a range presenting problems including depression, anxiety, Axis I diagnoses, and spiritual and existential concerns. Supervision is typically geared towards a psychodynamic approach, but all orientations are welcome and training staff will be supervised according to their preference.

Trainee Staff will gain experience in:

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psycho-educational instruction
  • Stress reduction/relaxation instruction

Trainees will also participate in:

  • Weekly individual supervision
  • Weekly group supervision
  • In-vivo supervision
  • Didactic trainings
  • Team building

To apply for a practicum position:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcript
  • Additional Materials may be submitted at the applicant’s discretion and will be reviewed as time permits. 

    Mail items to:
    Meghan Fraley, Ph.D.
    Sofia Counseling Center
    1057 E Meadow Circle
    Palo Alto, CA 94303