Article Type

Case Studies & Applied Research


This article examines the outcomes of a Community Service Weekend in Residence (CS-WIR) program for students engaged in graduate training in professional psychology. The data were collected from eight clinical psychology students’ feedback about their experiences during the CS-WIR as well as self-reports of perceived satisfaction and impact on various areas of professional development. Results suggested that students were satisfied with their experience in the CS-WIR and perceived that the weekend contributed to their professional development, even though the tasks of the community service project differed from tasks typical to training in professional psychology. Further, students voluntarily identified the community service project as one of the most beneficial aspects of the entire experience in terms of their professional development and noted that the likelihood to engage in future service had been significantly impacted as a result of their participation.