Graduate Students and Fellowships

The Barnes Center at The Arch offers multiple opportunities for graduate students to participate in clinical trainings, assistantships and other fellowships across various health and wellness related services. Learn more about the opportunities below and apply today!

Graduate Students and Fellowship Opportunities

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Counseling Training Programs

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As an emerging clinician, the Barnes Center at The Arch training program seeks to aid in your development while honoring your unique needs and interests. The health and wellness team is committed to exposing you to a variety of experiences, theoretical orientations and professional activities to foster your personal and professional growth. Through a multicultural framework, Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling encourages strong generalist practice with emphasis on social justice and high quality care. We are growth-based, individually tailored and geared towards the preparation of empathic, inquisitive, ethical, scientifically sound and versatile practitioners.

The training program operates from a Developmental-Mentoring model with emphasis on experiential learning, multicultural awareness and scholarly inquiry. We value your individual professional development path, while helping to build on prior knowledge and experience to achieve competencies in clinical service provision. Opportunities are presented in a graduated way and you are expected to increase your responsibilities, as well as your autonomy as the year progresses.

Fostering the value of work and life balance, trainees are encouraged to build a schedule that reflects this throughout 20 hours per week. Typical activities include:

  • Case Conference: Weekly case conferences are hosted for all trainees on site in, to practice case presentation and conceptualization.
  • Case Management: You will be allotted weekly time to complete paperwork and navigate case management for your clients.
  • Group Counseling: There are opportunities to either process-observe a group and/or co-lead a group with a staff member. Supervision of group is provided.
  • Individual Counseling: Seeing clients in a brief therapy model for approximately 8-10 hours per week.
  • Individual Supervision: You will receive one hour of supervision per week with an assigned professional staff member.
  • Initial Consultations: You will conduct brief (45 minute) initial consultations with clients seeking services and refer them appropriately.
  • Seminars: Weekly seminars are hosted for all trainees. These will be educational in nature and are designed to complement the experiential learning of the training year.
  • Social Justice Project: You are expected to complete a social justice project throughout your training year. This involves participating in assessment and self-reflection around your needs and skill level with multicultural work, identifying an organization or student group to connect with, and planning/implementing a project related to themes of social justice.

Recruitment for trainees begins early in the spring semester. Placement of four paid positions will be for the 2020-2021 academic year. Tuition waivers are dependent upon negotiations with home departments, therefore they cannot be guaranteed.

  • Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have had two or more practicum placements with relevant experience conducting individual and group therapy with adults.

To be eligible for placement, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a mental health focused master’s or doctoral level program at Syracuse University. Examples include: clinical psychology, counselor education, mental health counseling, school psychology, social work or marriage and family therapy.
  • Students must complete at least one full year of practicum prior to joining.

To apply, please submit the following via email to:

Heather Cosgrove, Ph.D.
Training Director/Assistant Director
Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling
150 Sims Drive, Syracuse, NY 13244

  • Cover Letter – Stating your interest in the position and how a placement at Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling may best meet your training goals for the coming year.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Endorsement from your Director of Training – Stating that you are qualified to enter into an advanced clinical training placement.