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What do we do?

The Counseling and Psychology Department's Field Training Office supports all graduate-level internships in Counseling and Psychology, as well as matters related to licensure for School Adjustment Counseling, School Counseling, and the Licensed Mental Health Counselor license.

When are we available?

We are open Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Where can you find us?

Some staff members are working in a hybrid model. We suggest contacting us via fto@lesley.edu if you'd like to schedule an in-person appointment. Appointments are also available remotely.

Why would you contact us?

To prepare for, find, and complete an internship, in line with the program/licensure requirements.

How do you contact us?

Email is the best way to get in touch with the Counseling Psychology Field Training Office.

For general questions:

For licensure or alumni questions:

What are my program's licensure requirements?
  • Licensure Mental Health Counselor = 700-hour practicum/internship combined in one academic year
  • School Counseling/School Adjustment = 600-hour pre-practicum/practicum combined in one academic year
When do I start searching for my internship?
  • Every student must complete a minimum of seven core academic classes, meet with their faculty advisor, and receive a Field Training orientation prior to interning.
  • Students begin searching for an internship in the fall before their intended internship and Field Training Contracts are due in April before that fall internship.
  • All required documentation and instructions are available in the student's Tevera account under "My Field Training Assignments."
When do internships take place?

All Counseling and Psychology internships begin in the early fall (late August/early September) and end in the spring (May or June).