Graduate Assistantship Professional Development Opportunities

Division of Counseling Psychology

Career Development Center

Middle Earth

NeuroPsych Rehab Services

Greene County Mental Health

University Counseling Center (unfunded only)

Psychological Services Center

Otsego County Mental Health


Division of Counseling Psychology | Division Website

Includes three different areas: Administration, research, and teaching.

Administration: may entail assisting in masters or doctoral admissions or doctoral program evaluation or other activities.

Research: entails assisting faculty in various phases of research (these are limited and are typically reserved for first year students).

Teaching: entails teaching or providing instructor assistance in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses as listed below. Copies of plans, syllabi, etc are sometimes available from students who have previously taught the course.

Course: ECPY 204, Principles of Career and Life Planning
Responsibilities: Full responsibilities for 1 or 2 sections per semester

Course: ECPY 351, Sport Psychology
Responsibilities: Full responsibilities for 1 or 2 sections per semester

Course: ECPY 360, Cultural Diversity
Responsibilities: Full responsibilities for 1 or 2 sections per semester

Course: ECPY 421, Introduction to Counseling Psychology
Responsibilities: Full responsibilities for 1 or 2 sections per semester

Course: ECPY 612/602, Pre-practicum/Master's practicum
Responsibilities: Full responsibilities for 1 or 2 lab sections per semester

Course: ECPY 740, Intelligence Testing
Responsibilities: Responsible for assisting with test reports (usually offered in spring semester)


Career Development Center | CDC Website

Includes 1-3 positions involving career counseling and assistance in the operations and services of the Center. 

Time Commitment: Academic year, 15-20 hours/week


Middle Earth | Middle Earth Website

Includes 2 positions --coordinators for hotline and outreach.  (Middle Earth is part of the University Counseling Center.) 

Time commitment: Academic year, up to 20 hours/week


University Counseling Center | Counseling Center Website

One unfunded position that entails providing psychological services under supervision, including intervention, assessment, and case conferences. 

Time commitment: Academic year, 20 hours per week.


Psychological Services Center

Includes 3-5 positions that entail a community placement (Doane Stuart School; Career Development Coordinator; Samaritan Shelters) and a caseload at the Center, as well as one Senior Assistant whose responsibilities include both a caseload and various administrative assignments. 

Time commitment: Academic year and summer; 22 hours/week (regular); 24 hrs./week (senior)


Neuropsychologic Rehabilitation Services (NPRS)

NPRS is a group practice in Albany and Chatham (about 35 min. drive east) which offers assessment, individual, group, and family counseling for clients with brain injuries. The assistant will be a member of an interdisciplinary team and work closely with staff members, supervised by two licensed psychologists. The program meets in Chatham, from May through mid-October, and in Albany, from mid-October through May. Experience includes individual and group counseling, family counseling, cognitive remediation, neuropsychologic assessment, treatment planning and community liaison activities. Additional opportunities for assessment and/or research experience are readily available, assigned based on the student's interest. The primary responsibility will be to function as a member of a treatment team that delivers an intensive cognitive remedial treatment program.

Time commitment: 20 hours/week. Prefer availability from 9 am to 2 pm on T, W, TH (staff/treatment team meeting each of these mornings beginning at 9:15).

Prior experience:    Prefer a student who has done a practicum there, but not required.  Intelligence test course, minimum one year at Psych Services or prior counseling experience.   


Greene County Mental Health

GREENE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH is an outpatient community mental health center providing clinical services to a rural population that is both demographically and clinically diverse.  The student’s primary responsibilities are to carry a caseload of adult psychotherapy clients and to perform Family Court ordered Custody Evaluations under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.  There is also the opportunity for some psychological testing and, if the student is interested, to gain experience in the forensic setting of Greene County Jail.  The student will also have the opportunity to take part in a weekly treatment team meeting.  Additionally, Greene County Mental Health is one of 5 county mental health centers in New York State to have Telemedicine capabilities, affording them the opportunity to have clinical consultations with The Psychiatric Institute (Manhattan) and SUNY Upstate Medical School of Psychiatry (Syracuse). 

Time commitment: 20 hrs/wk, including a treatment team meeting (W at 11 am), preferred but not required.  Can be either a 9-month or 12-month position beginning in Sept.

Prior experience: Minimum one year at Psych Services or prior counseling experience.


Otsego county Mental Health

Otsego county Mental Health located in Oneonta (about 1.5 hours southwest of Albany), has one position. Like Greene Co. (above), Otsego is an outpatient community mental health center providing clinical services to a clinically diverse rural population. The student’s primary responsibilities will be to carry a caseload of psychotherapy clients (individual, couples, family in short-and longer-term treatment), to do assessments (forensic, intelligence, TAT, ADHD evaluations), to participate in the agency’s monthly consultation with SUNY-Oneonta’s counseling center staff, and to help plan an annual regional conference on autism. The assistant will also have the opportunity to do intakes and crisis management. Videotaping of sessions is available.

Time commitment: 3 full days per week (roughly 21 hours); preferably to include Tues, morning 8:30 staff meetings

Prior experience: Minimum one year at Psych services and one additional year of experience