The Loyola Clinical Centers presents a truly unique and exclusive opportunity to graduate students enrolled at Loyola University Maryland.
Through close mentorship and guidance with a Jesuit approach to education at one of the only interprofessional graduate training clinics in the United States, Loyola’s psychology, speech pathology, and literacy students stand out from the crowd from day one. They enter the job market more than ready to begin careers that are not only competitive and fulfilling, but also help to strengthen the communities they serve.
Explore the journey of a Loyola graduate student at the LCC and learn more about each individual academic program.
- Students in the doctoral program in psychology (Psy.D.) spend their first two years of training at the LCC.
- First-year Psy.D. students have three rotations of training: in adult intakes, child intakes, and community outreach, in addition to training in psychological assessment.
- Second-year Psy.D. students carry a caseload of individual therapy clients and assessment clients. There are also some opportunities to facilitate groups or workshops.
- There are select opportunities for third- and fourth-year students to continue at the LCC as teaching assistants (TAs) or graduate assistants (GAs).
- Supervision is held in both group and individual formats. Training is year-round and orientation begins in August.
- Students leave the LCC well prepared for externship placements in the community.
- Master's students in Clinical Professional Counseling (CPC) undergo their practicum training during the spring of their second year.
- Students gain practical experience in preparation for their externships in the community.
- Master’s students in Speech-Language Pathology complete internships at the LCC while taking academic classes during their first year.
- Students help to provide individualized assessments and treatment for children and adults with a range of communication difficulties.
The Literacy Division is not currently offering in-person services or graduate training at the LCC; however, students pursuing their master's degrees in literacy will still have access to school- and community-based services.