Counseling Center


The Counseling Center supports the educational mission of Lehman College and the City University of New York by supporting graduate and post-doctoral trainees and conducting and participating in research that relates to student's mental health and development. There are three types of internships at Lehman College:

Peer Educators

Peer Educators help freshmen students become acquainted with the Lehman College community, and continuing students to stay connected and informed about what the College has to offer. Throughout the semester, Peer Educators actively participate in organizing weekly workshops, social events, and creative activities. They outreach to the Lehman community to increase visibility of counseling services through informational tables, flyer distribution, social networking, and other avenues. Becoming a Peer Educator at the Counseling Center is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in promoting mental health awareness and reducing stigma by educating students on the benefits of counseling for their personal and academic growth. To learn more about our peer mentor program or to become a peer, call 718-960-8761.

In order to qualify for a Peer Educator position at the Counseling Center, you must have 60 credits and be available for supervision on Friday mornings or afternoons.

CUNY CAP (City University of New York Counseling Assistantship Program)

CUNY CAPS are graduate students who play an important supportive role at the Counseling Center. They participate in outreach programs to inform the campus community about mental health issues and counseling services offered at Lehman College. CUNY CAPS also assist with administrative and clerical tasks and take an active part in daily operations of the Counseling Center. CUNY CAPS also assist in outreach to counseling center clients and are part of our intake coordination team.

Masters Level Internships and Post Doctoral Fellowship

The Counseling Center at Lehman College in partnership with the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the CUNY Graduate Center provides doctoral students with this clinical fellowship opportunity. Post Doctoral Fellows serve as part-time counselors to the Lehman College community and have the opportunity to be involved in developing and facilitating groups, workshops, and outreach presentations. The fellows receive clinical supervision from the senior staff of the Center. The fellows' part-time schedule allows them to balance their academic and other commitments in addition to receiving a valuable clinical experience at the Lehman College Counseling Center.

Depending on space and availability, we often accept Master's Level interns in Psychology, Social Work, and Mental Health Counseling.


All Counseling Center interns abide by professional ethical standards of our profession.

To learn more about our internship program, call 718-960-8761, or send your resume and a cover letter to

Dr. Norma I. Cofresí
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Old Gym Building, Room 114
Bronx, NY, 10533

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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