Student-Athlete Psychological Services Training Program

Providence College’s Personal Counseling Center (PCC) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new training track through Student-Athlete Psychological Services (SAPS) (learn more about SAPS here). With a commitment to the development of informed, ethical, and passionate clinicians focused on mental health within collegiate athletics, SAPS plans to welcome its inaugural cohort for the 2023-24 academic year. SAPS Trainees will be fully embedded in Student-Athlete Psychological Services as members of the Personal Counseling Center who serve Providence College student-athletes and the Athletics community exclusively.

Training Program Values

The SAPS training program has been developed to support trainees’ unique goals and learning needs through participation in multidimensional roles and responsibilities completed under thoughtful supervisory structure. In addition, a core value within SAPS is the cultivation of a working environment that reflects the experience that we are committed to providing for our student-athletes. As such, within the SAPS training program, emphasis is placed not only on development of technical skill and critical thinking but also on fostering teamwork towards shared goals; commitment to personal growth; and appreciation for diversity of thought within the training cohort.

SAPS values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through increased diversity of its clinical team. Individuals from under-represented groups and international students and fellows are encouraged to apply.

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