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Psychology Doctoral Students


The Texas A&M Telebehavioral Care Program (TBC) provides students from a variety of disciplines opportunities to apply what they are learning in the classroom to a clinic setting to positively impact the communities we serve. Psychology doctoral student practicum training provides a foundational knowledge for utilizing telehealth modalities and serving rural clientele. Practicum students must be able to commit up to 20 hours a week to TBC. Weekly didactic and group supervision sessions are also integrated into this program. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you success in the application process.

Contact Dr. Carly McCord at 979.436.0700 for more information.


Community Practicum

  • Students must have completed at least one semester of experience at another practicum site prior to the TBC start date.
Practicum Description

This practicum is a two-semester commitment, where students are expected to dedicate 20 hours a week to the TBC. Students in this practicum will collaborate with community partner locations to provide telehealth counseling services to the Greater Brazos Valley. Students will participate in weekly didactics and group supervision in addition to individual supervision.

  • Students will gain clinical experience utilizing cutting edge telehealth service delivery modalities
  • Students will receive training for future roles in chronic and rural mental health care service
  • Opportunity for training in specialized populations (e.g. trauma)


iTrust Grant Practicum

  • Students must have completed 2 semesters of prior practicum training at the TBC (formerly known as the TCC) or have two semesters of integrated care setting experience as a practicum student.
  • Due to grant restrictions, applicants must be in a Texas A&M psychology doctoral program and hold United States Citizenship. 

This practicum will run for 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer) beginning in Summer or Fall each year. Students will be provided with a $25,000 stipend. This is not the same as an assistantship position and you are not required to give up your current assistantship.

Starting either June 2021 or September 2021, each practicum student will devote 20 hours a week to the practicum. Students will be required to attend all trainings and begin engaging with their assigned site. The practicum student will provide individual and group psychotherapy, take warm hand-offs and collaborate with family medicine physicians on treatment planning and diagnoses. The practicum student can offer both brief and longer-term evidence-based interventions.

Practicum students will be placed at one of the following locations:

1. The Telebehavioral Care TAMHSC location (TBC)

  • Students placed at TBC will see clients in Falls county via telehealth technology at two primary care clinic sites
  • Students will be paired with MSN-FNP students at the Falls County sites to co-lead a CBT for Chronic Pain group

2. TAMHSC Family Care Clinic (FCC, previously known as TAMP)

  • Students at FCC will participate in an integrated behavioral health consultation clinic to provide behavioral health services including in-person intakes and follow up appointments, medication management, and brief behavioral interventions as part of a team that includes a licensed psychologist, family medicine attending physicians, family medicine resident physicians, and medical students.

3. The TAMHSC Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic (OPC)

  • Students will work alongside a team of psychiatrists and social workers providing therapy and assessment.
  • Students will have opportunities to shadow psychiatry appointments and gain extensive experience in intake appointments.


Weekly Requirements for all Practicum Students

1. A three-hour block of interdisciplinary learning, case consultation, and case management.

2. One hour of individual supervision

  • If a student is providing counseling services in Spanish, they will be matched with a Spanish-speaking supervisor
3. Therapy caseloads vary by site.


Graduate Assistantship & Practicum Counselor Application

This is the TBC application form for graduate assistantships, community practicum, and iTRUST practicum positions.

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