Graduate Training

The University of Hartford's Counseling and Psychological Services Department (CAPS) has a longstanding commitment to the training and development of mental health professionals who are pursuing advanced degrees. CAPS offers masters and doctoral-level training opportunities for psychology and social work graduate students.

CAPS is a multidisciplinary university counseling center that serves both the undergraduate and graduate student population at the University of Hartford. Students present with a wide range of clinical issues. Common concerns include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, bereavement and relational conflicts.

Our Training Program

Typically, the training experience at CAPS involves a 16 to 20 hour-per-week placement with a caseload of 8 to 15 clients. Trainees participate in weekly individual supervision as well as weekly  group supervision in clinical case conferences and didactic presentations. Opportunities may also exist to co-lead psychotherapy and psychoeducation groups and provide outreach to the University community.

Application Procedures

Applications will be accepted starting in November for the following academic year.  Qualified applicants will be interviewed starting in January.

A cover letter and curriculum vitae, which includes all relevant coursework and clinical experience, should be emailed to Dr. Jeffrey Burda at