PSY 5720 Practicum in Counseling Psychology

Optional as determined by state regulations. A pre-internship practice in application of counseling psychology principles and skills. Learners must accumulate a minimum of 100 hours of practicum experience at a faculty-approved site. Includes practice of basic and intermediate individual and group counseling skills with clients to integrate theoretical knowledge from coursework with practical applications. A site-based clinical supervisor and a faculty advisor closely monitor activity of the learner throughout the process to ensure that all practicum activities are appropriate to the field of study. The faculty advisor and field (site-based) supervisor formally evaluate the progress of individual learners. Learners submit a practicum log and reflective essay to chronicle their growth and development, and must receive satisfactory field evaluations.