SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) When did/do your basic clinic practicums start in your progression through grad school? At my school (PhD) we started seeing therapy clients Fall of the second year. Is this different for PsyDs? I had taken psychopathology, ethics, and principles of psychotherapy classes before practicum and found this to be very beneficial. What classes helped you out the most? What is your case load like? Is your basic practicum through a clinic in the psychology dept. or somewhere else? What is the demographics of your client base like? About half of the clients we get in the clinic are children.