Counseling Services Training

If you’re studying social work, psychology or mental health counseling, our training programs can help you reach your goals.

Doctoral Internship Masters Internship Practicum / Externship

Masters Level Social Work Internship

The masters level social work internship is for social work students in the second year of the masters program at UB, or for advanced standing students who are completing their MSW at UB. Students complete 480 internship hours through this advanced field placement. Students should have completed their foundational field placement before applying for this internship.

Program Goals and Expected Competencies

Through this internship, you will develop an individual learning contract based on your skill level, areas of expertise and identified learning goals. The potential learning activities include:

  • Providing comprehensive psycho-social evaluations utilizing a multi-axis diagnosis
  • Assessing and providing referrals to appropriate services on campus or in the community
  • Offering counseling for individuals, couples and groups
  • Outreach opportunities on a variety of topics to different groups on campus
  • Case consultation within a multidisciplinary team consisting of social workers, psychologists, psychiatry, masters level trainees from psychology and mental health programs, as well as consultations with health and wellness team members
  • Weekly individual supervision
  • Group supervision and group consultation (for group co-leaders)
  • Case presentations

Apply for an Internship

Contact the field education office at the UB School of Social Work to arrange for an interview. Counseling Services can also provide additional information about the social work internship.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in the UB School of Social Work MSW program
  • Must be available the week before fall classes start, for orientation
  • Foundational placement

UB students who are current or former clients of Counseling Services are ineligible for internships, in order to avoid dual relationships.

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120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175