Licensed clinical psychologists have completed a 5-year doctoral program in psychology (Psy.D. or Ph.D.), one year of clinical internship, and a postdoctoral residency. They have passed the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology and completed the requirements for licensure by the Virginia Health Department Board of Psychology. Licensed psychologists maintain their licenses in good standing with ongoing training and continuing education.
Professional Counselors and Clinical Social Workers
Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) and licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) have completed Master’s degree programs in counseling, counseling education, marriage & family therapy, or clinical social work. They have completed a 2-4 year clinical residency and passed the state licensing exam. Licensed counselors and social workers maintain their licenses in good standing with ongoing training and continuing education.
Residents & Supervisees in Social Work
Residents in counseling and supervisees in social work have completed their Master’s degree in counseling, counseling education, marriage and family therapy, or social work. They are currently in their 2-4 year residency towards their licensure, and have either passed or are preparing for the state licensing exam. All residents and supervisees are under the clinical supervision of a board-approved Licensed Clinical Supervisor.
Counseling Interns & Psychology Externs
Counseling student interns are currently in their graduate program pursuing a Master’s degree in counseling practice, counseling education, or marriage and family therapy. Counseling interns are under the clinical supervision of a board-approved Licensed Clinical Supervisor as well as a faculty supervisor with their degree program. Psychology practicum student externs are masters-level clinicians who are currently in their doctoral program in psychology, prior to their internship year. They are under the clinical supervision of licensed clinical psychologists as well as a faculty supervisor of their degree program.