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Important: Palo Alto University guidance for all practicum trainees and sites

Dear Training Director,

In compliance with today’s public health order instructing residents of six Bay Area counties to shelter at their place of residence, we are directing all graduate students in Palo Alto University (PAU) clinical psychology or counseling degree programs not to participate in clinical practicum activities at the physical locations as long as the order remains in effect. As unlicensed students in training, PAU students are not exempt “mental health providers” permitted to leave their residences in order to work at “healthcare operations."  PAU students, however, may participate remotely in clinical training activities, using appropriate video conferencing and other telecommunication means, while remaining at their place of residence.


Dr. Risa E. Dickson

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Palo Alto University