Training Programs

Training and developing professionals is a part of the Counseling Center’s mission, and we offer programs for students at every stage of their education.

For graduate students, the Counseling Center offers:

  • A well-respected pre-doctoral internship program
  • Graduate counseling practicum program
  • MSW internship program

For undergraduates, we offer the Counseling Center Paraprofessional (CCP) program, INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre, and Harm Reduction Peers (HaRP) voluneer program. Alcohol Culture Explored Interactive Training (ACE IT) is a Counseling Center program that must be completed by all new UIUC students. 

  • Students who are interested in being a CCP first apply for the program. Once accepted, they will go through a three-semester course sequence that emphasizing experiential learning as they assist in various outreach the Counseling Center does. The hallmark of the CCP outreach experience is the Tuesday @ 7 Workshop series. Each semester, CCPs offer workshops for other students with topics ranging from effective time management to dealing with depression to smart money management.
  • INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre addresses timely and often difficult social and health issues through performances followed by post-performance dialogues. Students can become involved with the program in a number of ways including enrolling in one of several courses offered through the Departments of Theatre and Gender and Women's Studies.
  • Students who would like to volunteer ad Harm Reduction Peers can apply to volunteer. This is a peer educator program focusing on substance misuse prevention and building facilitation skills.