Training Opportunities

Rooted in a commitment to culturally competent and evidence-based practices, the Marquette University Counseling Center (MUCC) addresses the needs of students and consults with faculty and staff in order to promote psychological health among Marquette undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and enhance the well-being of the Marquette community. Marquette students seek MUCC's services for a variety of reasons, including career concerns, transition issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating/body image issues, trauma/sexual assault, alcohol/substance abuse issues, and interpersonal issues, among others. MUCC offers campus delivery of mental health services in the form of individual and group counseling, psychiatric services, and crisis services. MUCC emphasizes being a visible presence on campus and builds partnerships with the campus community through outreach and consultation services. 

MUCC contributes to the development of mental health professionals through training opportunities to advanced doctoral students and post-doctoral residents. Because MUCC provides time-limited clinical services, training is focused on providing therapeutic interventions within a brief therapy model. 

For more information about training opportunities email Jodi Blahnik, or call (414) 288-7172

Post-Doctoral Resident Opportunity 

Position Overview:                                                                                                                             The post-doctoral residency is designed for a doctoral graduate of a psychology program who is seeking licensure. The majority of the resident's time will be spent delivering clinical services with the remaining time spent in a combination of receiving and providing supervision, consultation, outreach, prevention programming or other center activities. Activities include: 

  • Clinical: individual and group psychotherapy, intake assessments, career counseling, crisis intervention and on-call services. 
  • Outreach: liaison relationships, consultations with systems and other administrative activities in which staff participate. 
  • Training: Provide 1 hour of secondary supervision weekly to an advanced practicum student for 1 semester. Opportunity to be a member of the MUCC training committee during this time. 
  • Administration: upkeep of notes within the Titanium electronic medical system, participate in weekly staff meetings, opportunity to be a member of other university wide committees. 
  • Concentration Area: residents will have the opportunity to develop an area of concentration during the spring semester. During this time, they will work in collaboration with a designated staff member on specifically assigned clinical and coordination area activities. 

Qualifications and Stipend                                                                                                                     It is preferred that applicants have completed a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the program starting date. Applicants who are all but dissertation (ABD) will be considered but preference will be given to those who have completed their doctoral degree. A completed internship is also required. Qualified candidates should have strong clinical skills in differing lengths of treatment, modalities, and crisis intervention. Some experience in a college/university counseling center is preferred. MUCC strives to promote social justice through an intentional commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity. Consequently, the ability to serve students from broad cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a commitment and mission of the center. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates with qualification and whom recognize the value of equity and diversity in higher education. 

The program is for twelve months with a start date of late in August. In addition to stipend, the position offers medical, professional development, and vacation benefits. 

Application Process:                                                                                                                             To apply, please complete the application online through Marquette's HR department. The position will remain open until it is filled. Applications will begin being accepted in January and aim to schedule interviews in late January/early February. 

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student Opportunity

This advanced practicum placement requires prior practicum experience in which the student was responsible for seeing clients for individual counseling, including conducting intake assessments, providing diagnostic impressions in alignment with the DSM-5, developing treatment plans, implementing intervention strategies, and documenting interactions with clients. This practicum requires a commitment of 20 hours per week during the academic year for direct and indirect services. Verification of personal malpractice insurance coverage and completion of a background check are required prior to commencement of the practicum. 

Direct service opportunities include: 

  • 8-10 hours per week of individual counseling
  • Co-facilitating a therapy group for 1 semester
  • Additional direct service opportunities include crisis intervention and outreach programming

Indirect service opportunities include: 

  • 1 hour per week of individual supervision with your primary supervisor
  • 1 hour per week of secondary supervision with a post-doctoral fellow for 1 semester
  • 1 hour of weekly group supervision or didactic trainings to address clinical and practice issues
  • Attendance to clinical (e.g., psychiatric consultation) and non-clinical (e.g., staff in-service) meetings, as appropriate
  • 2-5 hours per week for case notes, report writing, preparation, etc. 

To apply for this practicum opportunity, applicants must submit the following: 

  • Letter of interest including a summary of your prior experience with counseling, the number of direct face-to-face client contact hours you have; and your training goals. 
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Graduate transcripts (these may be unofficial)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your clinical work

All practicum application materials may be sent via e-mail to 

Applications will begin being accepted in mid-December and aim to schedule interviews in early to mid-January.