Graduate Training

The Counseling Center at NC State University offers comprehensive training opportunities for emerging mental health professionals.

We believe that supervised practical training plays an essential role in career development, and our programs emphasize counseling that is both ethical and multiculturally affirming.

Learn more about a specific training program:

What Our Programs Offer

The foundation of our training philosophy is experiential learning supported by supervision, mentoring, seminars, and knowledge of the mental health services theory and practices of counseling, psychology, and social work.

Trainees and staff join in our training mission, which values and respects collaboration, teamwork, self-awareness, and openness to learning. Self-reflection, introspection, constructive feedback, and interpersonal dialogue are highly valued aspects of our training.

Our Approach

We work from diverse theoretical approaches that enrich our training climate with a focus on developmental issues and working within a time-limited model of clinical practice.

Each trainee becomes a valued member of the Counseling Center team and gains clinical experience with individual and group counseling, crisis assessment, consultation, and outreach services.

Site Description

The Counseling Center serves as the primary mental health service for students on a diverse campus of more than 35,000.

Our staff includes counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, master’s level and pre-doctoral level trainees, and post-masters fellows, as well as an administrative support staff. We provide personal, academic, and career counseling, and outreach, groups, assessments, and consultation.

We share a building with Student Health Services on the main campus. The Counseling Center is a valued part of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) and falls under the area of Student Development, Health and Wellness, along with Student Health, Career Development Center, Student Leadership and Engagement, Student Conduct, Physical Education, ROTC, and University Recreation.

We are located in Raleigh, NC, a community that blends the fun and excitement of a big city with the hospitality and charm of a small Southern town. As North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh is located in the heart of the state’s Triangle region and minutes from world-renowned Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in the world.

Raleigh is a city of contrasts beginning with its location. Situated midway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the beach and the mountains are never more than a two- to three-hour drive away.

With a vibrant social, sports, cultural and arts scene, multinational business and diverse recreational opportunities, plus a climate that’s mild year round, it’s easy to see why Raleigh and the surrounding region are consistently rated among the best places to live and work in the United States.

Learn More

For more information about the Doctoral Psychology Internship, please contact:

Chris Carden, PhD
Assistant Director of Doctoral Psychology Training
919.515.2423

For information about our other graduate training programs, please contact:

Richard Tyler-Walker, PhD/LPC-S
Assistant Director/Director of Training
919.513.1842