Internships and Practicums

During the second year of the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program, you’ll complete two six-month clinical rotations — from September through February, and from March through August. These hands-on experiences let you participate in a range of activities for clients with disabilities, including counseling, case studies, contacts with community social agencies, and vocational training and placement.

The first clinical rotation includes an in-depth 320-hour practicum that includes supervised individual interviewing and counseling, participation in case conferences and client staffing, an introduction to case-management techniques, and the evaluation of vocational potential. This provides practicum/internship students a full year of clinical experience, and including the 320 hours of practicum, enables them to complete a total of 1,000 to 1,040 hours.

Internships are available in a variety of settings, including our own departmental programs, services on or near the UT Southwestern campus, and facilities in the broader community. We’ll assign you to internships based on your preferences and site availability. We’re continually exploring new internship sites to enrich your experience in this field. Here’s a closer look at our current opportunities.

Departmental Sites (See Facilities)

Adult Neuropsychology Service

School of Health Professions, Third Floor
Supervisor: Karen Brewer-Mixon, Ph.D.

Developmental Neuropsychology Service

School of Health Professions, Third Floor
Supervisor: Cheryl Silver, Ph.D.

URS Supported Employment Program

School of Health Professions, Third Floor
Supervisor: Lindsey Rose, M.S., LPC, CRC

UT Southwestern and Community Sites

Consult Liaison Psychiatry/Psychology Service

Parkland Memorial Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit

Consult Liaison Psychiatry is a campus-wide behavioral medicine service to meet the mental health needs of medically and/or surgically ill patients in a hospital setting.

Dallas Metrocare Services

Dallas, Texas

Dallas Metrocare provides services to individuals with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Metrocare provides psychiatric evaluation, rehabilitation services, medication monitoring, and supportive counseling to up 50,000 individuals in Dallas County.

Dr. Matthew Housson and Associates

Dallas, Texas

Dr. Matthew Housson and Associates is a private practice composed of a group of clinical psychologists and counselors who specialize in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with various learning, academic, attentional, and behavioral difficulties. 

Pate Rehabilitation Brinlee Creek

Anna, TX 75409

A post-acute brain-injury rehab facility, where the focus of the integrated team is on the patient and their family. The goal is to reduce, to the greatest extent possible, the degree of the impact of injury.

Productive Rehabilitation Institute of Dallas for Ergonomics (PRIDE)

Dallas, Texas

This program uses functional restoration, a medically directed and interdisciplinary treatment, for treating people with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

William T. and Gay F. Solomon General Internal Medicine Behavioral Health Clinic

Dallas, Texas

The Behavioral Health Clinic sees patients referred by the UTSW General Internal Medicine Clinic for mental health issues including grief, depression, anxiety, pain, and significant mental illness (SMI).

UTSW Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Inpatient – Zale Lipshy University Hospital

Dallas, Texas

The UTSW Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation service meets the medical rehabilitation needs of patients who have experienced neurological and/or orthopaedic injury due to illness or trauma.

UT Southwestern Neuropsychology

Dallas, Texas

The Neuropsychology Outpatient Service provides neuropsychological assessment and counseling services to outpatients with a variety of known or suspected brain-related disorders.