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What do we do?

Our office supports all aspects of a student's field training experience. We: 

  • Oversee the clinical courses that accompany the field training experience 
  • Provide information and guidance around student site searches
  • Help students navigate any site and supervisor concerns 
  • Provide ongoing advising around professional development, licensure, and credentialing 
  • Provide support to ensure students document their site hours to meeting pre-masters licensure and modality credentialing requirements 
  • Develop field placement sites in the community and maintain relationships with sites
When are we available?

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Where can you find us?

All staff are working remotely.

Why would you contact us?

Expressive Therapies graduate students should reach out to our office if there are any questions regarding Field Training. If issues arise during a Field Placement, students should reach out to their assigned FTO advisor.

How do you contact us?

Field Training Advisor Assignments:

How do I contact the office?
Please email our Administrative Coordinator at fto@lesley.edu. We can set up an appointment on Microsoft Teams, Lesley Skype, or Zoom.
What if I have questions or concerns about clinical instructors?

Please email Deborah Spragg, Director of Field Training, for more information at: dspragg@lesley.edu.

What if I have questions about site search, site issues and concerns, contracts, etc?

Please email:

What if I have questions about forms and documentation?

Please email fto@lesley.edu.

What if I am an F-1 Student?

Contact International Student Services at iss@lesley.edu to obtain the required Curricular Practical Training (CPT) I-20. Your academic department provides academic advice, but only your International Student Advisor can issue the proper authorization to participate in any off-campus work, internship, practicum, or field work (paid or unpaid). Prior approval through issuance of a new I-20 is always required. Check the International Student Services work authorization page and contact them for an appointment.