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Students in the Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program participate in two clinical experiences, a practicum and an internship. This professional practice provides for the application of theory and the development of counseling skills under supervision. These experiences provide opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of the community.

We have a wide range of practicum and internship sites where students are regularly placed. These sites cover a wide variety of settings, including: addiction recovery centers, business and industry, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, community mental health centers, corrections facilities, hospitals and medical centers, insurance companies, psychiatric rehabilitation facilities, state rehabilitation agencies, veterans’ administration agencies, and workers’ compensation agencies.  Current sites include, but are not limited to:

  • Carnegie Mellon Office of Disability Resources
  • Cigna Health Insurance
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Family Pathways
  • Familylinks
  • Gateway Rehab
  • Genesis of Pittsburgh
  • Hiram G. Andrews Center (HGAC)
  • Howard Levin Clubhouse
  • InVision Human Services
  • Jewish Association on Aging
  • Main Line Rehabilitation Associates, Inc.
  • Merck Adult Outpatient Clinic
  • Merck Vocational Training Center and Supported Employment Program
  • Mercy Behavioral Health
  • Mon Yough Community Services
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
  • Ohio Valley Hospital, Outpatient Geropsychiatric Clinic
  • Penn Avenue Place Clubhouse
  • Pittsburgh Mercy – Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Pressley Ridge
  • Re:solve Crisis Network
  • ReMed
  • Renewal, Inc.
  • Services for Teens at Risk (STAR Center)
  • The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • University of Pittsburgh, Office of Disability Resources and Services
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Work Partners
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) Center for Eating Disorders
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) Diagnostic Evaluation Center (DEC)
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) Duel Diagnosis Unit

We are continuously developing new sites based on student interests and needs. If students plan to pursue their clinical experiences outside of the Pittsburgh area, we will facilitate those placements.