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Welcome Letter

Dear Potential Applicant,

Welcome to our training site! Thank you for considering the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) as a potential practicum placement opportunity. CCPPS is an advanced practicum site for doctoral students in Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Practicum counselors gain experience, training and knowledge in various clinical activities typical of a university counseling center, as well as further develop their ability to function as competent, effective and, ethical therapists.

Each year, CCPPS offers three Graduate Assistantships and several Practicum placements. These numbers may change yearly depending on funding, available space at our center and the overall quality of the applicant pool. Graduate Assistantships come with stipends, are for 20 hours per week, and are generally intended for more experienced students. Practicum placements are unpaid, for 16 hours per week. You will find information about the application process under Doctoral Practicum Training.

We realize how important finding the best fit for your training needs is and how stressful that search and application process can be. Because of this, we want to make this process as easy as possible. Feel free to explore our site and contact me or our Training Director, Dr. Shane Chaplin, with any questions you may have as you explore this site. We look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards,

Tandy McClung signature

Tandy McClung
Practicum Coordinator 
Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services 
West Virginia University 
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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