The Case Conference Leader is a student's advisor in the first two years of the program. The Case Conferences have 7 – 9 students in each group. Case Conference Leaders also meet individually with students throughout each year to more closely support their progress in the program. The student's Professional Development Seminar Leader takes over as advisor in the third year, and serves as advisor until students begin working with their Dissertation Chair, who becomes the advisor until graduation.
New Student Liaison Program
This program was developed to make the transition into graduate school a little easier. After applicants are accepted into the program, an entering student is connected to a currently enrolled student to provide a resource for discussing concerns or questions regarding the nuts and bolts of starting graduate school. By sharing their experiences, the New Student Liaisons are able to help entering students with the nuances of surviving and thriving at the Wright Institute. The student contacts are not meant to replace the services of our administration and staff. Questions regarding financial aid, field placement, or the GRE, should still be directed to the appropriate Wright Institute staff person.
The Mentoring Program
The Mentoring Program consists of a group of postdoctoral fellows and students within the program available to assist all PsyD students in navigating graduate school. Mentors can help with areas such as professional development, clinical consultation, and academic support. The Mentoring Program is part of an ongoing effort to create an atmosphere that values and promotes diversity at the Wright Institute. Mentors are here to bolster students facing social and systemic exclusion related to, but not limited to, race, gender identity, ethnicity, age, ability status, sexual identity, religious affiliation, body size, mental health status, parental status, and class background. The goal is for students to have support and be able to collaborate with others when facing these issues. Mentors also provide support and collaborate with student groups at the Wright on an as needed basis. Students and groups can access mentors for informal, non-evaluative assistance that is brief or longer-term.
The Field Placement Office
The field placement staff offers advising on practica and internship application and selection through group meetings with the entire cohort, as well as required individual appointments for planning a student's clinical training.