We offer up to six Practicum trainee positions each year.
For students interested in this training opportunity, please email Dr. Carolyn Johnson.
What kind of training will be offered? The Practicum training position focuses on psychological testing and evaluation. Trainees receive a broad-generalist experience, with exposure to a wide range of referral types, ages, ethnically diverse clients, and diagnoses, but with the potential for specific focus in one or more of the areas outlined below.
Who should apply? APS is committed to ensuring an inclusive and accepting workplace for trainees of all backgrounds. We are looking for trainees who enjoy psychological testing and desire to work in an inviting and welcoming atmosphere. Successful applicants will need excellent writing skills, the ability to learn and integrate new tests into their repertoire quickly, and the motivation to strive for excellence.
How far in my training should I be? Applicants for the practicum positions are typically enrolled in a graduate-level program in psychology or counseling. This position and experience typically comes before the pre-doctoral internship in psychology.
What kinds of evaluations and testing are available at Atlanta Psychological Services? Developmental testing with young children, including Autism evaluations and assessment of foster children; Forensic evaluations (e.g., psychosexual, parental fitness, custody, criminal defense, competency, and fitness for duty evaluations; Neuropsychological evaluations (children and adults); Psychoeducational evaluations; Pre-surgical psychological evaluations (i.e., pre-bariatric, gender affirmative); and General psychological evaluations with a diverse range of clients.
Where are evaluations conducted? Evaluations primarily take place in our office or via telehealth. Still, there are opportunities for conducting evaluations at off-site locations (i.e., juvenile and adult detention centers, social services offices, treatment centers).