Students must complete at least 1000 practicum hours prior to attending an APA accedited internship. Our students who went on internship in 2012 report an average of 1,579 practicum hours (an average of 796 direct contact hours and 783 supervisory/support hours). Those going on internship in 2013 report an average of 2,043 practicum hours (an average of 1065 direct contact hours and 978 supervisory/support hours). Most students complete these hours in our in-house clinic, The Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center. Other practicum sites are also available (e.g., University of Vermont Pediatric Psychology, and the Vermont Department of Corrections).
This year-long experience (2000 hours) is completed following the fourth or fifth year at the University of Vermont. Students apply for an internship at various medical centers, VA hospitals, and mental health centers throughout the country. Internship sites selected by students must be accredited by the American Psychological Association, except in unusual circumstances.
Please see Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data for information on student placements in internships.