Graduate Assistantship

Note from Graduate Assistant (GA) Coordinator

Dear GA Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in a Graduate Assistantship at the University of Missouri Counseling Center! We welcome applications from graduate students who are pursuing their degrees in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2021 by 5 p.m.

The MU Counseling Center works hard to meet the needs of our clients as well as working to provided excellent training for graduate students. Training is a highly valued part of our work here at the Center, and we work to provide a supportive environment with supervisors who value training and your growth. You will see that we highly value our trainees and consider them an integral part of our staff and the culture of the Counseling Center.

Sincerely,
Christopher R. Smith, Ph.D.
Graduate Assistant Coordinator

GA Expectations

20 Hour Graduate Assistantships

  • 14 clinical hours
  • Must be flexible with available hours for ease of scheduling individual client sessions (must have at least 17-18 hours available, only 14 will be used)
  • 1.5 hours of individual supervision each week with a senior staff clinician
  • 1 hour of case supervision with a doctoral intern
  • 1.5 hours for weekly team meeting
  • Training on conducting intake assessments, 1 clinical hour per week will be for an intake assessment
  • Must participate in at least two programming events each semester (e.g., tabling, providing emotional support, etc.)
  • 20-hour GAs may have their own office
  • Not expected to work during Thanksgiving week, spring break, or for two weeks during the winter intersession
  • Mandatory two-day orientation is the week before the start of the fall semester

10 Hour Graduate Assistantships

  • 7 clinical hours
  • 1 hour of individual supervision each week with a senior staff clinician
  • 1 hour of case supervision with a doctoral intern
  • 1.5 hours for weekly team meeting
  • Training on conducting intake assessments with the goal to have 1 clinical hour per week for an intake assessment
  • Must participate in at least one programming event each semester (e.g., tabling, providing emotional support, etc.)
  • 10-hour graduate assistants can expect to share an office with another trainee
  • Not expected to work during Thanksgiving week, spring break, or for two weeks during the winter intersession
  • Mandatory two-day orientation is the week before the start of the fall semester

Supervision

Assignments for supervision are made every semester by the training committee. GAs are notified by the GA coordinator about supervision and team meetings prior to the start of each semester. GAs are guaranteed supervision by a clinical senior staff member. GAs may be assigned a different supervisor for the spring and fall semesters.

Application Procedures

Please submit a letter of application and a current vita with the names of three references, two of which should be clinical, to the office supervisor, Ashley Geiger, at ashleygeiger.missouri.edu

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2021.

Current Graduate Assistants (2020-2021)

  • Preston Battles
  • Michael Breske
  • Christopher Lewis
  • Gloria McGillen
  • Apoorvee Sawhney
  • Bini Sebastian