The UHS Counseling Center serves as a training site for second-year students in the UMass Boston Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. The UMass Boston Clinical Psychology Program has been accredited since 1995 by the American Psychological Association. When office space and schedules permit, the UHS Counseling Center also serves as a training site for second-year social work interns and advanced psychology trainees.
The program places special emphasis on educating students to serve underserved populations by ensuring that they are knowledgeable about and skilled in developmentally and culturally competent research and clinical practice. Trainees are closely supervised by licensed psychologists and social workers and are bound by the same confidentiality and privacy laws as senior staff members.