Practicum is a demanding course in that students are asked to take on the role of a professional counselor which entails the provision of individual, family or group counseling services and perhaps community education workshops. Students are closely supervised by faculty through both in-class review of student work and through individual weekly supervision. NOTE: Students must contact the CHRD program the semester before they wish to enroll in CHRD 786 Practicum to be placed on a waitlist.
Each student is responsible for actively participating in supervision by preparing for meetings in advance by reviewing DVDs and completing progress notes for clients and generating questions for the supervision sessions.
Note About Internship: Students that intend to register for internship the semesters after Practicum need to begin looking for their internship site after the midterm of Practicum. Students are required to complete the internship application one semester in advance. More specific information is available in the Internship Handbook.