Providing GSPP students the opportunity to apply their skills in the community and receive supervision is the cornerstone of our programs. Following the practitioner-scholar training model allows students the freedom and flexibility to experience different populations, different psychological interventions, and exposes students to local practitioners for supervision. All GSPP students are required to participate in field placements with various local mental health agencies, schools, practitioners, hospitals, correctional facilities, and other venues. These experiences are invaluable to the training of competent and informed psychologists at the doctoral and masters level.
Doctoral students start their placements during their first quarter of enrollment. GSPP assists students in finding placements and ensuring that training goals are met and students receive the optimal experience.
Forensic students work with populations involved with the court systems, juvenile and adult corrections, and other governmental agencies.
Local placements include refugee agencies, trauma agencies, and other international and domestic aid agencies that focus on trauma interventions.
Working with athletic teams, and performance students at DU is only the beginning for
Local placements with school and intramural athletic teams help MASPP students gain experience while attending classes.