Practicum: Counseling Psychology

3 Unit(s)

Practical application of assessment, counseling, consultation and case management skills in an approved mental health setting. Students are required to complete a total of 300 clinical hours during the program consisting of face-to-face counseling with individuals (adults, children, adolescents, couples, families or groups).

Supervision must be provided by an on-site practicum supervisor in accordance with Board of Behavioral Science regulations. Additionally, students will attend a practicum seminar that will provide group consultation utilizing written case studies and oral case presentations. Additional topics of human diversity and legal/ethical concerns will be highlighted throughout the course. Students are required to meet with clients and their families in volunteer and in-class settings.

Students are required to enroll in the PSYCH 394 seminar course during every term that they will be participating in their traineeship placement. If the placement will cover five weeks or less of the term and the hours gained during that period are not needed to fulfill the 300-hour requirement, then registration in the PSYCH 394 seminar course is not required that term. This course may be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 320PSYCH 326, and PSYCH 321. Consent of the department chair is required.