Fieldwork provides an opportunity to utilize your newly acquired skills, build clinical experience with on-site supervision expand your understanding of cases with consultation provided in the fieldwork seminar. Dominican Counseling Psychology students are known within the community for the depth and breadth of their academic and professional training.

Fieldwork: An Integral Part of Your Training

Our trainees are highly respected within fieldwork placements throughout the greater Bay Area for their level of preparation and knowledge.

Fieldwork placement and 3 semesters of fieldwork practicum focus on the application, development, refinement of assessment, counseling, consultation, case management, and client-centered advocacy skills.

  • our Practicum Director works with over 50 community agencies to place 100% of our trainees in fieldwork settings
  • fieldwork info sessions orient students to their required clinical fieldwork
  • exclusive annual fieldwork fairs allow agencies to network with Dominican CP prospective trainees
  • trainees have access to an extensive fieldwork database exclusive to our program updated frequently based on student feedback
  • Practicum Seminars focus on applying evidence-based treatments in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from culturally and socio-economically diverse populations

These are some of our 50+ fieldwork placements


  • Family Paths
  • Family Works
  • YMCA Urban Services
  • Bay Area Community Resources
  • Interfaith Shelter Network
  • Compass Family Services
  • Community Institute for Psychotheraphy
  • Dominican University Counseling Services
  • SFDPH Infant-Parent Program
  • Hospice By the Bay / Hospice of Petaluma
  • North Marin Community Services
  • Mental Research Institute
  • Timothy Murphy School
  • Petaluma City Schools
  • UCSF Epilepsy Center
  • Queer Life Space
  • San Rafael Police Youth Services
  • Social Advocates for Youth
  • YWCA of Sonoma County


Through Fieldwork, students experience first hand, what it is like to help people.  That immediate experience is followed by the application of insight and understanding so that interaction is meaningful, theory stays honest, and co-occurring growth is acknowledged.

—Robin Gayle, Ph.D.,MFT


For more information about Dominican's Fieldwork Placement Program, for MFT/PCC contact Practicum Director, Vince Nevins, PhD, MFT at 415.482.1981.