Apr 05, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COUN 581 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Clinical Internship

1-6 hours
This course consists of supervised field experience in a community agency. A total of 6 semester hours and 600 clock hours of clinical work are required. At least 240 clock hours will be direct client contact in the capacity of a professional counselor. A wide range of clients will be chosen. This internship will be completed under the direction of a supervisor with a minimum of a Master’s degree in counseling or a related profession with equivalent qualification, including appropriate certifications and/or license.  And will also include consultation with an assigned faculty supervisor, and research on clinical issues.  The student must also attend a weekly 1.5 hour group supervision with the faculty supervisor.  Applications for Summer or Fall Internship experiences must be submitted for approval by April 15 of the previous school year. Applications for Winter Internship experience must be submitted for approval by October 15.  Students must remain registered in 1 hour of Internship until they have completed all the requirements, regardless of whether or not they have registered for the number of credits required for graduation.  The student must register for this credit each semester until the course requirements are met and a grade has been issued. 
Prerequisite(s): COUN 580 ; Completion of 48 semester hours in degree program; admission to candidacy.