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The Carruth Center is open, but most of our clinicians are working remotely. We are only seeing psychological and psychiatric emergencies in person at this time. For information about counseling options available to students located in West Virginia as well as students currently outside of the state, please see our COVID-19 updates page.

Application Requirements

Minimum Requirements


Completion of all required coursework and practicum experiences in a counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program is required prior to the starting date of internship. Successful completion of comprehensive examinations and dissertation proposal are required prior to the ranking deadline. Please see application procedures.


The equivalent of 1200 hours of supervised practicum in counseling/psychotherapy. Applicants must have 325 hours of direct clinical interventions (therapy) hours. 75 hours of these 325 hours must include therapy with adults (18 and over).

Background Check

All new employees of the Carruth Center at West Virginia University are required to successfully pass a background check, including a verification of authorization to work legally in the US, as a condition of employment.

Please see application procedures .

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