Counseling Services Training Program

Training Program at Counseling Services

SUNY Geneseo Counseling Services serves as a training program for Geneseo undergraduate students and for local graduate students from qualifying programs. All trainees are supervised by licensed clinical staff members.

Counseling Graduate Trainees will build direct and indirect counseling skills to facilitate integration into the professional counselor role upon graduation. The training program offers both direct and indirect clinical experience. Examples include crisis intervention, triage counseling, individual therapy, group therapy, campus outreach programming, clinical documentation, case conceptualization, and case presentation. 

Counseling Undergraduate Trainees will be provided with a variety of learning opportunities to support an understanding of what it means to work in the counseling field. Counseling Services offers two different undergraduate internship opportunities: a clinical mental health internship and an internship with the Addiction Counseling and Prevention program.  

  • Undergraduate Clinical Mental Health Internship
    This program is designed for undergraduate Geneseo students interested in pursuing a future career in the mental health field
  • Undergraduate Internship with the Addiction Counseling and Prevention (ACP) Program
    This program is designed for undergraduate Geneseo students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of substance use treatment or prevention, health promotion, medical, neuroscience or counseling
Graduate Program Information and Application Requirements

Graduate level Counseling Trainees are required to complete 8-20 hours per week, according to academic program requirements. Applicants must be at least a second year student from a CACREP accredited Master Level program in Mental Health Counseling and in good standing with their program.

Application Process for Graduate Internships
Spring 2024 Interns: applications are due by November 10, 2023

Submit the following application materials to the Training Program Coordinator, Cailley Wayman, at

  1. Cover Letter (statement of interest, introduction)
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Unofficial Copy of Graduate Transcript
  4. Clinical Writing Sample - e.g., actual/mock case study or progress note (for an actual client documentation, all identifying personal health information must be removed/changed)

Additional Requirements:

  • On-site interview (case presentation) or zoom interview
  • At least one semester of supervised clinical work
  • Personal liability insurance (required by most training programs and available for purchase through APA, ACA, ASCA, or through a private carrier)
Undergraduate Program Information and Application Requirements

We offer two undergraduate program internships:

  • Clinical Track
    Students are required to be taking an internship course while completing their internship experience. Students currently taking PSYC 395 are encouraged to apply; students currently taking an internship course through their department or who are currently enrolled in INTD 395 are also eligible. Trainees in this track are required to complete 8-10 hours per week.
  • AOD Prevention/Outreach/Health Promotion Track
    Students are required to be taking an internship course (PSYC 395, INTD 395, or a 395 course through their department) while completing their internship experience. This position is heavily involved in engaging with the campus community providing outreach education. It requires a passion for addiction treatment and prevention, enjoyment of public speaking, and a strong desire to learn about the fields of counseling, addiction prevention, and health promotion. Students currently involved in the Pathways program or who have peer leadership experience are encouraged to apply. The hours are flexible, requiring some evenings/weekend hours but not to exceed 8-10 hours/week (3 credit hours).

Application Process for Undergraduate Internships
Spring semester interns:  Applications are due November 1st
Fall semester interns: Applications are due April 1st

Submit the following application materials to the Training Program Coordinator, Cailley Wayman, at

  1. Letter of Interest
    Include your name, major, the course that the internship will be through, your reason for applying, and a brief statement about what you hope to gain from your internship experience at Counseling Services.
  2. Copy of Your Current Academic Transcript
Contact Information

Cailley Wayman, LMHC, CASAC
Training Program Coordinator
Lauderdale Health Center, 2nd floor
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

2023-24 Trainees

Kathleen (Kathy) Diamond
Graduate Trainee
University of Rochester, Warner School Mental Health Counseling
Graduating May 2024

Yilun Fang
Graduate Trainee
University of Rochester/SUNY Oswego

Suzanne Pinetta
Graduate Trainee
University of the Cumberlands

Counseling Services Site Overview

Counseling Services is part of the Department of Student Health and Counseling, which falls under the division of Student and Campus Life. Our department is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and serves as a Medical Home. SUNY Geneseo is a public liberal arts college located with the Village of Geneseo.