Mental Health Training Programs

Rutgers’ Counseling, Alcohol and other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers training for graduate students in doctoral Psychology and Masters of Social Work programs. These programs provide trainees with experience with the range of psychological services offered in a university counseling setting. Specific training experiences vary depending on levels of experience and may include intake assessments/triage, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and providing psychological education and consultation services. Experience in more specialized areas may also be available. Our training programs are individually tailored to the needs of the trainee with an emphasis on the development and refinement of sound clinical skills. Supervision is provided by experienced clinicians who are passionate about training future mental health professionals.

Practicum Training

CAPS provides training for up to 10 first-year Clinical Psychology doctoral students from Rutgers’ Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). Learn more.

Masters of Social Work Internship Training

The CAPS Masters of Social Work (MSW) internship is for MSW students seeking applied clinical experience or the opportunity to engage in community-based work alongside CAPS’ Student Affairs campus partners. Both beginning and advanced-level social work students are encouraged to apply, although preference is given to second-year students. Learn more.

Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

The RSH-CAPS doctoral internship in Professional Psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. You can find them at 750 First St., NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242 (202) 336-5979.
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Additional Information

For further information, please contact:
Reese Mayer, PhD
Associate Director of Clinical Training, CAPS

Rutgers University
17 Senior Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-7884
Fax: 732-932-8278