Training Opportunities

Beginning in the Summer of 2018, the Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC) will transition from reporting to the Medical Center to reporting to the Office of the Dean of Students. With this restructuring, the Center will be renamed the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center (VUCC).

Message from the Training Director

Thank you for your interest in training at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center (VUCC). Training is an integral part of our mission at the VUCC. We offer opportunities at the practicum, intern, and post-doctoral level, with nearly every member of the VUCC staff contributing to our training programs. In the process of teaching towards and modeling essential competencies, all of us benefit. Trainees at all levels are highly valued as professional colleagues.

Individuals who train at the VUCC reap the benefits of working with a truly multidisciplinary staff including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Learning Specialists, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Nurse Practitioners, and Psychiatrists. We offer learning opportunities in varied modalities such as individual therapy, group therapy, personality and psychoeducational assessment, treatment planning, and preventative outreach consultation. The VUCC is well integrated with multiple departments within Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Medical Center, and trainees learn to work within the multiple systems of care in the University setting. In summary, we offer a rich and varied training experience.

I encourage you to review our website to learn more about the VUCC and our training programs, and I invite you to contact us with any questions you have.

Frances Niarhos, Ph.D., HSP
Training Director

VUCC Training Faculty