The Headspace practicum experience provides the opportunity to gain skills in telehealth interventions as well as experience within a digital health company. Practicum students are closely supervised by licensed psychologists on the Headspace team and participate in a weekly didactic training seminar on a variety of topics relevant to their work at Headspace, with a particular emphasis on training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therapy sessions are video recorded and practicum students are provided weekly feedback on their skills. In addition to close contact with the clinical supervisor and the practicum program manager, the Headspace practicum experience provides the opportunity to learn about Headspace’s unique service delivery model, including the opportunity to collaborate with behavioral health coaches and leverage in-app content to help members gain skills and meet treatment goals. The practicum experience also provides the opportunity to gain exposure to a breadth of functions within the company, including marketing, sales, and product development. The remote nature of the training experience allows students to connect with trainees from other doctoral programs, as well as Headspace staff members from across the country; a unique and enriching opportunity.
The Headspace practicum placement is 10-20 hours per week for the academic year (9 months). The program manager works with students to identify and set their schedules. All trainees gain experience in providing individual therapy via telehealth. Trainees also participate in a weekly didactic seminar on a variety of topics relevant to the work at Headspace. Trainees are additionally provided with a laptop and access to all relevant systems for the year.
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