Students benefit from early exposure to clinical and professional roles.  Students participate in an observational learning field training experience called Clerkship beginning in the Winter quarter of their first year, after successfully completing Professional Development (PSYCG 1581) in Fall quarter of the first year.  Clerkship students shadow, interact, assist and collaborate with health and mental health professionals in a clinical setting during their first year in the program.  This introduction to clinical practice provides opportunities to observe the delivery of healthcare services with clients in a variety of mental health settings.