Student Practica

Student Practica

Students accepted for placements at Chrysalis House must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university with course of study in a mental health related field (i.e., psychology, social work, or counseling).


Bachelor’s Level

Must be on-site a minimum of nine hours per week

 Duties and Opportunities:

Maintain a case management caseload of up to four clients

Conduct substance abuse and mental health screenings

Facilitate psycho-educational groups

Observe all aspects of substance abuse treatment

Master’s Level & Above

Must commit to a minimum of two sequential semesters

Must be on-site a minimum of twelve hours per week

 Duties and Opportunities:

Maintain a caseload of up to four clients

Facilitate therapeutic and psycho-educational groups

Conduct biopsychosocial and diagnostic assessments

Formulate and maintain treatment plans

Requirements for student placement:

Satisfactory criminal background check

Negative urine drug screen

Valid picture ID

Proof of negative Tb test within last six months


Process for application:

  • Schedule initial interview with Connie Neal at
  • Bring with you to the initial interview your driver’s license (or, other picture ID) and a copy of your transcripts (does not have to be an official copy).
  • You will be contacted within 30 days of your interview to inform you if you have been accepted as a Chrysalis House student.


Chrysalis House is limited in the number of students who can be properly supervised during their practica. Also, most students begin in the Fall semester and continue for two semesters or a full calendar year. This extremely limits the number of slots available for Spring and Summer semesters. It is highly recommended that applications for any placement be submitted, at least, six months before the semester begins.

Contact Information:

Connie Neal, Assistant Director

Chrysalis House, Inc.

1589 Hill Rise Drive

Lexington, KY 40504

(859) 977-2508