General Materials

Orientation to Our Department/Program

Conferences

  • UK COE Spring Research Conference (2019 link, 2020 link) – annual spring conference where undergraduate and graduate students from UK, UofL, and UCinn can present research (posters or papers) in a friendly environment to help build their CVs.  You can register to attend/present (internal deadline in late February) and the conference is usually held in March.
  • Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) Spring Academic Conference – annual spring conference where undergraduate and graduate students can present research (mostly posters) to help build their CVs
  • Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference – annual spring conference where undergraduate and graduate students can present research (mostly posters) to help build their CVs and network with students and professors from various types of psychology programs
  • Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Conference – annual spring conference where undergraduate and graduate students can present research (mostly posters) to help build their CVs and network with students and professors from various types of psychology programs
  • National Multicultural Conference and Summit – annual winter conference where graduate students can present research (mostly posters) to help build their CVs and network with counseling psychologists and other allied professionals
  • Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference – annual spring conference that some counseling psychology faculty and students attend to present posters and symposia presentations, and to network with counseling psychologists
  • American Psychological Association Annual Convention – annual august conference that many counseling psychology faculty and students attend to present posters and symposia presentations, and to network with counseling psychologists and other allied professionals

 Funding, Tuition

Doctoral Program (PhD) Materials

Master’s Program (MS) Materials

Practicum Materials

  • Practicum Guidelines (revised 11/12/21) – essential information all CP students must know about how to apply and succeed in practicum.  Read this carefully in mid January.
  • Practicum Site Rankings Form – submit your preferences for where you will complete practicum next year.  Due by the first Monday of February (PhD) or March (MS) each year, if you are planning to do practicum at a community site.
  • UK CP Practicum Site Encyclopedia (ask Dr. Hammer for password) – a curated database of agencies that UK CP students may be eligible to complete clinical practicum at.
  • UK CP Student Feedback about Prac Sites (ask Dr. Hammer for password) – summarizes student feedback about the nature, pro’s, and con’s of their training experience at various practicum sites.
  • UK CP Student Practicum at Eastern State Hospital, Special Instructions (ask Dr. Hammer for password) – provides instructions for what you must do once you have accepted an offer to complete practicum at Eastern State Hospital.
  • Practicum Placements List (ask Dr. Hammer for password) – list of the sites where students are currently completing practicum.  To be updated at the start of each semester by students.
  • Why Hire UK Counseling Psychology Practicum Students –  Practicum Site Supervisors & Training Directors interested in taking our practicum students should review this cost-benefit analysis of taking our practicum students.
  • 6-Minute Practicum Paperwork Video Tutorial (Fall 2021) or 35-Minute Video Explanation of Practicum Protocol & Paperwork (Feb 2019)
  • Practicum Hours Record – To keep track of your clinical hours during practicum, you have a few options. You can track your hours using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file (e.g.,Example 1), use the online tracking service Time2Track, or use an alternative online tracking platform such as PsyKey.  See the instructions in your practicum syllabus for how to submit your Practicum Hours Record to your faculty practicum instructor.  If you wish to get a doctorate and thus will need to apply for pre-doctoral internship, you will need to report your clinical hours in this way.  Here’s some advice on counting practicum hours, APPIC definitions for classifying hours, an older APPIC intervention/assessment/supervision hours instructions, an introductory video guide from T2T, and an informal guide on choosing a T2T activity type.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (revised 7/29/21) – signed by the student and on-site individual clinical supervisor during their first supervision session of the semester.  This ensures mutual transparency about trainee goals and the supervisory relationship.  This MOU is NOT used/submitted by practicum students at UKCC because UKCC has its own MOU.
  • Practicum Supervisor(s) Evaluation of Student (Revised 4-2-22)- online survey completed at the end of the semester by the on-site clinical supervisor(s) regarding the professional performance of their practicum supervisee.  (You can download the informal paper version of this Evaluation to see what it looks like in advance, but the final evaluation(s) must be submitted via the formal online evaluation survey.)  However, because UKCC/EKU uses a slightly different paper form version of this Evaluation, practicum students at these sites will need to enter the ratings and free-response feedback, word for word, into this formal online evaluation survey on behalf of their individual supervisor (additionally, all original co-signed paper Evaluation(s) should also be scanned to PDF by the student and provided to the practicum seminar faculty instructor).
  • Practicum Student Feedback about Site – online survey completed at the end of the semester by the practicum student.  This data is used to create the UK CP Student Feedback about Prac Sites listed at the top of this Practicum Materials section.
  • Language for use in our Practicum Syllabi (revised 7/21/21) – descriptions of practicum paperwork requirements (MOU, Hours, Evals) that will be included in EDP 664/665 practicum syllabi.  These descriptions align with the latest revision of the Practicum Guidelines and program Handbooks.
  • Telesupervision Formal Policy (Rev 3-7-22) – short-term program changes have been designed to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. In response, our program has temporarily approved students to engage in learning experiences that utilize telesupervision, telepractice/telehealth, and distance education delivery.

PhD/MS Program Disclosure Information for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

  • State Authorization Disclosure: Per state laws, distance education courses and programs must be legally authorized in a state prior to offering courses or programs to students residing there. Therefore, program availability varies by state. Students should check the UK Out-of-State Educational Activities website to determine if a distance education program at the University of Kentucky is available in their state of residence.
  • Student Relocation Disclosure: All distance education students should keep in mind that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state. If you plan to move to another state during your program, please contact your program advisor as soon as possible.
  • Licensure Disclosure: States may have additional requirements for programs that lead to professional licensure or certification. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state. Visit the UK Out-of-State Educational Activities website to learn more about your program.

Restricted Files

UK Counseling Psychology students and faculty can view the restricted files page, which is password protected.  Please email Dr. Hammer to request the password.  Here’s a sample of additional materials this restricted files page contains:

Research and Academic Focused
  • Answering Nine Questions about Grad School Success (e.g., Mentoring)
  • How to Relate to Counseling Psychology Faculty
  • Research Presentation – Video Examples
  • Sample 8-minute APA Symposium Paper Presentation
  • List of Helpful Statistics, SPSS, and MPlus Tutorial Videos
  • List of Research Skill Development Resources
  • Optimizing Email, Computer Folders, and Files for Productivity advice from Dr. Hammer
  • Counseling Psychology University Faculty Job Openings
  • Additional videos and resources on various topics germane to counseling psychology can be found on Div17.org’s Webinar page.
Practice Focused
  • Intro to ORS and SRS for EDP 605 Students
  • ORS SRS Administration, Discussing, Graphing: Step-by-Step Guide
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Suicide Assessment Tutorial – empirically supported approach to addressing clients at risk for suicide (3 video series)
  • List of Counseling and Psychotherapy Demonstration Videos
  • Applying for Psychologist Licensure in Kentucky
For PhD Students Specifically
  • EDP Qualifying Exam Advice from Fall 2018 Cohort
  • Internship Application Advice Panel #1 (2018)
  • Internship Application Advice Panel #2 (2021)
  • Internship Application Advice Panel #3 (2022)
  • UKIC Internship Overview for CP 3-29-22
  • Using the APPIC Directory Online to Search for Internship Sites
For MS Students Specifically **
  • UK CP Doctoral Preparation Workshop (8/29/17) – Planning Your Master’s Years
  • UK CP Doctoral Preparation Workshop (10/4/16) – Personal Statement and CV Advice
  • Ask Dr. Hammer for copies of Statements and CVs of successful applicants to doc programs
  • UK CP Doctoral Preparation Workshop (11/29/16) – Interviewing Well
  • Getting Into a PhD Program Advice

COVID-19 Related Resources

Telehealth and Practice-Adjustment Focused Resources
Telehealth and Assessment Resources