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WSU Pullman: Community counseling field placement sites

WSU Pullman: Community counseling internship placement sites (2015-2016)

Below is a list of approved master’s level practicum and internship sites that are currently open to accepting WSU counseling students. Please note that this list is not exclusive. Other sites are in the process of being developed and students may also locate their own placements (which will have to be approved by Counseling Psychology faculty). Please contact our field placement coordinator, Dr. Phyllis Erdman (509-335-1738), prior to making contact with these sites.

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Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare Adult Mental Health Services-Lewiston and Moscow placements Effective January, 2012:

Laura Thayer,




Doug Salada, Clinical Supervisor


1118 F Street

Lewiston, ID


Program for adults with persistent mental illness, short term crisis stabilization, hospital screening and evaluation, psychiatric consultation, 24 hour emergency services, and adult protective services. Apply by April 1; request application from Erdman or Laura Thayer, email by deadline;

Interview scheduled first two weeks in April; final notification by 3rd week in April.


Two interns for Lewiston/Moscow (but competitive with other universities)


Idaho Dept. of Health

And Welfare Children’s Mental Health Services


Jennifer Shuffield, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor



Brian Pope, LCSW, CMH Chief for Regions 1 & 2




1118 F Street




Office in Moscow also

Program for youth with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) ages 3-18.   Assessment (voluntary/court), clinical case management, psychiatric consultation, determination of out-of-home placements; client focused / family-centered approach.


**Brief counseling intervention for crisis and/or Non-Medicaid;

Could be second site.

Quality Behavioral Health


Danika Gwinn

Clinical Supervisor

509-769-2050 X 2224




Sara Kern (Supervisor)

900 7th Street

Clarkston, WA


Child and family therapy, sexual assault therapy and advocacy Typically 2-3 for Children’s Program; and 1-2 for Adult Program (total 6-8 slots).


Apply on line at (circle which program applying for).


Application due end of March; interviews in April; notification in mid May.


NW Children’s Home, Inc.

Inpatient Group Home Residential Center



Scott Mosher, Director of Clinical Services

208-746-1601 ext. 263


Rodney Konikkiberg, ext 226


David Nystrom – ext 252


Linda Lucas (female residents)


Lauren Nichols (Education Center)

208/746-8206, ext 216

419 22nd Ave.

Lewiston, ID 83501

High risk/behaviorally disturbed children and adolescents (6-17 yrs). Treatment of child/adolescent sexual perpetrators


Residential treatment center

Submit resume and cover letter to Scott Moser; he will schedule interview.


25 hour training required prior to internship

Palouse River Counseling




Rhonda Allenger, Clinical Director



NE 340 Maple

Pullman, WA


Community mental health services, case management, children’s team, adult team, chronic care team. County agency providing mental health and chemical prevention and dependency services. In-school services.


Forward a cover letter and current resume by April 1. An interview is required. Generally know about placement by April 30. Interns are required to work 20 hours per week if accepted.


Will accept 2 interns – competitive across multiple programs

University of Idaho Child and Youth Study Center


Gwen Mitchell, Director of Clinical Services






121 W. Sweet Ave



875 Perimeter

MS 4061

Moscow, ID 83844-4061

Children, ages 2-18 1 intern for now


Requires student malpractice insurance

Children’s Home Society



Mary Beazer, M.S.

Clinical Manager




2323 N. Discovery Pl.

Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Counseling homeless, orphaned, disadvantaged and troubled youth Submit resume with cover letter in December;

will schedule interview;

training will begin in April prior to internship semester.


WSU Center for Advising and Career Development – Career Services



Stephany Unda , Career Counselor



Lighty 180


Pullman, WA


Career counseling with college students and recent WSU alumni Usually accepts 1 new student/year;


Applications due

February 17


Send cover letter and cv to Stefany Unda; she will schedule interviews (end of Feb)

Lewis-Clark State College

Student Counseling Center



Doug Steele, Director


500 8th Ave

RCH #111

Lewiston, ID


Counseling college student on career/personal/social/academic issues Usually accepts 1-2 students, depending on space available


Applications due Feb 24;

Include – resume, letter of application; one letter of recommendation; unofficial transcript.

(see brochure).

Interviews scheduled late Feb/March; final decision by March 30

Snake River Counseling Michelle Fitting

Ph: 208-746-7661

Fax: 208-746-0811

1002 Idaho St.

Lewiston, ID 83501

CPS contract;

Children and families

School contracts

Family Court


MUST have own transportation and willing to make homes visits with supervisor

Accepts 1 or 2

Submit letter of intent & resume; will schedule interview;

Final notification be end of April

Asotin School Mark Stevens


Asotin, WA Covers grades K-12,

with a primary focus on 6-12


Wants self starter, variety of counseling experiences available; school counseling emphasis not necessary

Accepts 2 interns;

Contact by phone or email to schedule interview;

Final notification by end of April


Student insurance recommended