James Madison University

Resources and Facilities

The Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program is housed in the Department of Graduate Psychology, which is primarily located in Johnston Hall on the main campus. Johnston Hall has 32 offices, three large classrooms, several small classroom/seminar rooms, and a computer lab. CI students are provided with office space, which are located in Miller Hall. The CI program has control over a number of rooms. Students usually share a space and are provided with a desk, a computer and access to printers. All doctoral program students are assigned e-mail accounts upon entering the program.

The Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program has access to a range of physical facilities and resources relevant to its training goals and objectives. Carrier Library supports research and study for faculty and students, housing approximately 1,000,000 titles. Articles from thousands of periodicals are provided online through networked computers, and the library also has excellent and well-funded interlibrary loan capacities, which are readily accessible to Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program faculty and students. At the request of the Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program and other Department of Graduate Psychology faculty, the library purchased (in 1999) additional PsycInfo access to include this entire database. James Madison University also has a strong commitment to computer-based technology and services, and faculty and students have ready access to the Media Resources Center and Center for Instructional Technology for software and production of instructional materials.

As noted above, the Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program has access to separate Specialty Clinics through the JMU Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic (CAPS), Interprofessional Services and Learning Assessment (ISLA) and the JMU Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC), which has a strong training component. CAPS, ISLA, and the CSDC have excellent training support equipment. CAPS has one-way glass observational facilities, and both CAPS and the CSDC have excellent digital recording equipment. Recording equipment is also available in Miller Hall in rooms specified for this purpose. These latter facilities are specifically designed for students to practice counseling techniques and receive feedback. Faculty offices and seminar rooms in Johnston Hall have technology to allow review of sessions and facilitate observation of student progress. Recordings are often used to discuss student progress during practicum class meetings. The equipment and observational facilities available enhance the ongoing supervision of students and also allow students to develop the clinical materials, which they present as part of the Clinical Comprehensive Examination at the end of their third year.