Opportunities

Brown Bag Lunches

Brown Bag lunches relate to particular clinical foci, and up to 25 students and faculty will be able to participate, according to students’ and faculty members’ interest areas. Four or more brown bag lunch meetings will be convened in the academic year focused on current practice-relevant issues. Note Well: TColloquium speakers are usually national figures with leadership roles in Clinical Psychology practice, training and research/scholarship. We usually call on local resources for the Brown Bag lunches.


Voluntary Activities

There are many opportunities available to students that, while not required, can enhance their own learning experience or contribute to the strengthening of the Professional Psychology Program at GWU. 


Committee Involvement

Students at each year level may serve on the Clinic, Diversity, and Outreach Committees, and provide liaisons to the Faculty. Visit the Committee and Initiatives section for a list and description of the committees.


Personal Psychological Treatment

Many students find their own experience in treatment (e.g., ego supportive therapy; insight-oriented treatments including the possibility of psychoanalysis; group therapy; couples therapy, etc.) to contribute greatly to their understanding. Referrals to clinicians in the community are provided in confidence through consultation with the Program Director or any other faculty member of the student’s choosing.


Elective Training Opportunities

A number of optional training opportunities are available in the program. Seminars at Washington area psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training and research organizations are publicized on the bulletin board of the student lounge. Area psychoanalytic institutes offer advanced training, which attracts interested upper level students. Some students have found employment in the broad range of research and clinical facilities our faculty collaborate with to be rewarding.


Applicant Interviews Volunteers

Applications to the program are due December 1. Interviews for admission are scheduled no later than early March. Current students are invited to participate informally in the interview process to offer applicants their own perspective on the Professional Psychology Program.


Class Representatives

A student government organization provides a forum for students to discuss ways to strengthen academic and clinical education in the Program. Your participation is voluntary, but warmly invited. Student Representatives participate in faculty deliberations through attendance at faculty meetings on a monthly basis. It is important that each year level select a representative and an alternate.