Practicum Program

The Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) Practicum Program offers advanced clinical or counseling psychology doctoral students a quality experience in providing time-limited, outpatient psychotherapy in a university counseling center. The practicum experience is coordinated by Jennifer Kestner, Ph.D. The coordinator's responsibilities are to monitor the progress and needs of each trainee, encourage professional and personal development, and facilitate supportive interactions and communication between practicum students and CCS staff. Kestner also serves as the liaison with the trainees' home programs for the purpose of recruitment and evaluation.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, CCS suspended the practicum training program for the 2020-21 academic year. The decision to resume practicum training for the 2021-22 academic year will be made as soon as possible, most likely in early 2021. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Prospective practicum students or academic program training directors can contact Jennifer Kestner at jkestner@niu.edu for more information.

Contact Us

Counseling and Consultation Services
Campus Life Building, room 200
815-753-1206
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Initial Consultation Hours

Monday-Friday
Noon - 4 p.m.

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