The first internship experience offers 30 hours of classroom-based group clinical supervision in support of 125 hours of fieldwork in an approved clinical setting. The student learns to integrate into an agency atmosphere within which they may research, observe, role-play, and practice the fundamental skills of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, record keeping, and consultation.
The student will also complete an interview with the practicum coordinator the semester prior to the first scheduled practicum. Special requests regarding practicum entrance may be brought to the department chair by the student. Review of the requests will be made by the department faculty and special exemptions may be made for entrance into the practicum.
- Engage in supervision via online as is mirrored in the professional workplace.
- Practice and adhere to ethical and professional standards and guidelines and behavioral characteristics.
- Understand the purpose of clinical supervision.
- Appreciate and Understand a community learning environment and each member’s roles in it.