Opportunities for Impact

Our mission is to expand access to relationally-focused interventionists on main street, and our training program helps us reach out to everyone in need. Our training program has a reputation of providing a rich learning environment.

PMHNP Practicum/Preceptorship

To Apply

To apply and complete the practicum at Lorenz Clinic, your program must have an affiliation agreement with us. The following schools have a current agreement in place for student practicum experiences: University of Minnesota School of Nursing.

To apply for a practicum placement, email your resume/CV and letter of interest to the selection committee (Dr. Amanda Schuh, Director of Psychiatry) at In narrative of your experience providing mental health services. Applicants who are invited to interview may be asked to provide writing samples and a letter of recommendation from a past clinical supervisor. Interviews are typically done individually with the PMHNP clinical preceptor and/or Director of Psychiatry.

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Practicum 2023-2024

For outpatient and day treatment therapy practica, the program typically takes master’s or doctoral students from counseling, Couples & Family Therapy, early childhood (infant mental health), social work, or child-focused degree programs. The placement requires at least 20-hours and at least two evenings per week. In our experience, the educational quality of a practicum is negatively correlated with a student’s concurrent credit load, and students are encouraged to begin practicum only after completing the majority of their degree requirements. Prerequisite coursework includes ethics, counseling theories, and psychopathology. Although the clinic serves clients throughout the lifespan, practicum students are able to focus on the client population that best suits their learning goals.

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