Clinical Training Program (CTP)

          Blackwater Counseling’s Clinical Training Program (CTP) embraces an integrative developmental training philosophy to train clinical mental health counselors by providing practicum, internship, and residency opportunities. In a comprehensive outpatient multidisciplinary agency, our staff includes licensed and resident counselors. We provide preventative, developmental, and therapeutic services to a large and diverse community. 

          All graduate interns and residents with Blackwater Counseling’s CTP will receive weekly supervision from licensed and experienced professionals who are approved supervisors through the Virginia Department of Health Professions – Board of Counseling. Graduate practicum students begin as co-therapists with Blackwater Counseling licensed professionals and more experienced interns and residents. As they gain confidence and display competence, they will have the opportunity to become the lead therapist on co-therapy cases and eventually see clients alone.  

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Practicums and Internships

Our Practicum and Internship opportunities are for current graduate students that are working towards completing their Master’s degree in the counseling field.

Interest Form


Our residency opportunities are for individuals who have successfully completed their Master’s degree (in a counseling field) and are working towards their state licensure (i.e. LPC, LMFT, LCSW, etc.).

Interest Form

For more information, please contact:
Emily Lewis | Blackwater Counseling Office Manager