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The Counseling Center is an important resource for the Framingham State University community, providing mental health services to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students. The Center’s clinical staff is composed of Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW’s), a Psychologist, a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, and (most typically) final year MSW students in training. The Center offers individual, couple and group counseling, consultation to faculty, staff, and families, psychopharmacology management, and outreach programming to the larger university community.

Training Philosophy

The FSU Counseling Center provides high quality mental health care to FSU students, and thus is committed to the clinical training program of graduate students who intern at the center. Supervision is a highly valued and supported component of the training experience, as are weekly professional development trainings, case conferences, and other learning opportunities. The focus is on helping trainees to develop both professionally and personally in preparation for entering the mental health field.

Program Components

  • A 24 hours/week work-week
  • Provide primarily individual counseling to students (typically 10-12 client hours/week)
  • Two hours of individual supervision/week
  • One hour of group/peer supervision/week
  • Participation in outreach programming
  • Participation in professional development training seminars and staff meetings
  • Option to create, market, and co-lead, psychotherapy/support groups


Applicants must be in the final year of the MSW program and have had at least one year of clinical experience, preferably with some individual counseling experience.

Application Process

After consulting with your graduate school field education office, please forward a cover letter and resume to:

Paul Welch, LICSW
Director, Framingham State University Counseling Center

Resumes will be reviewed in January for the following Academic Year. Qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220