To ensure broad exposure to theoretical models, clinical skills, and professional roles, SOPP has established training relationships with sites throughout the southwestern and central Ohio region. These external sites include a range of public and private community agencies that provide behavioral health services.
The SOPP also has two university training sites: the Ellis Human Development Institute, located just west of downtown Dayton, in the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood, and the Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS), the Wright State counseling center. The Ellis Institute houses the General Practice Clinic (GPC), the Assessment Clinic (ASC), and several grant and contract funded training/service projects.
Practicum supervisors include SOPP faculty and community psychologists. All training sites sign a three year training agreement with SOPP.