Practicum Information

Brief Description of Agency:

For a brief description of our agency, I refer the reader to information at

In addition to the information provided in the above link, I would like to briefly highlight some information about our center that pertains to those graduate students who may be considering the St. Olaf Counseling Center as a possible training site.

  • Our Center welcomes applicants from Master’s and Doctoral programs.
  • Graduate students have an opportunity to gain valuable therapy experience working with a wide variety of client issues including depression, anxiety disorders, victimization, identity, grief and eating disorders.
  • Extensive clinical supervision is offered and consists of two hours per week individual supervision and two hours per week group supervision.
  • Because of the high demand by the St. Olaf students for our services, the graduate students are able to readily build their client contact hours.
  • The graduate students work with an experienced professional staff consisting of five licensed psychologists, a licensed independent clinical social worker, a nutritionist, and a psychiatrist.
  • More than 20 years as a therapy practicum site.
  • We offer flexible scheduling.
  • An office and computer are provided to each practicum student.
  • We provide a stipend to help cover your expenses.
  • We’re not as far away as you may think!  (Only 30 – 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities)  It’s an easy commute – the main volume of traffic is always headed in the other direction.
  • Free access to St. Olaf College amenities (fitness center, events, libraries).

Practicum applications (cover letter and resume) should be sent to the attention of:

Steve O’Neill, St. Olaf College Counseling Center, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057 or