Graduate Assistantship

Note from Graduate Assistant (GA) Coordinator

Dear GA Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in a graduate assistantship at the University of Missouri Counseling Center! We welcome applications from post-masters graduate students who are pursuing their doctorates in clinical or counseling psychology.

The application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year will be Feb. 3, 2023, by 5 p.m.

The MU Counseling Center works hard to meet the needs of our clients as well as working to provide excellent training for graduate students. Training is a highly valued part of our work here at the Center, and we work to provide a supportive environment with supervisors who value training and your growth. You will see that we highly value our trainees and consider them an integral part of our staff and the culture of the Counseling Center! Please contact me with any additional questions.

Sincerely,
Christopher R. Smith, PhD
Graduate Assistant Coordinator

GA Expectations

20-Hour Graduate Assistantships

  • 14 clinical hours/week (more if wanting to bank comp time to take intersession completely off)
  • Must be flexible with available hours for ease of scheduling individual client sessions (must have at least 17-18 hours available; only 14 will be used)
  • 1.5 hours of individual supervision each week with a senior staff member/postdoctoral resident
  • Possible one hour of weekly case supervision with a doctoral intern
  • Opportunities to participate in outreach events each semester (e.g., tabling, providing emotional support, presenting, etc.)
  • Not expected to work Thanksgiving week, two weeks of winter intersession, or spring break; must be available through Friday of finals week each semester
  • Selection is contingent upon completion of an OCR/Title IX and Office of Student Accountability & Support check

10-Hour Graduate Assistantships

  • Seven clinical hours/week (more if wanting to bank comp time to take intersession completely off)
  • One hour of individual supervision each week with a senior staff member/postdoctoral resident
  • Possible one hour of weekly case supervision with a doctoral intern
  • Opportunities to participate in outreach events each semester (e.g., tabling, providing emotional support, presenting, etc.)
  • Not expected to work Thanksgiving week, two weeks of winter intersession, or spring break; must be available through Friday of finals week each semester
  • Selection is contingent upon completion of an OCR/Title IX and Office of Student Accountability & Support check

Supervision

Assignments for supervision are made every semester by the Training Committee. GAs are notified by the GA coordinator about supervision assignments prior to the start of each semester. GAs are guaranteed supervision by a clinical senior staff member or postdoctoral resident. GAs may be assigned a different supervisor for the spring and fall semesters.

Application Procedures

Please submit a letter of application and a current vita with the names of three references, two of which should be clinical, to the office supervisor, Ashley Geiger, at ashleygeiger.missouri.edu

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2023.

Current Graduate Assistants (2022-2023)

  • Felice Chen
  • Zach Graham
  • Melinda Troyka
  • Kate Wadley
  • Charles Woods

Contact Us

MU Counseling Center
Strickland Hall, 4th floor
573-882-6601
Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday