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Practicum & Internship Events

Practicum Orientation 

If you want to enroll in practicum starting in Summer 2021, you must attend this meeting or meet with me separately to obtain the information. We will review the practicum & internship requirements, paperwork, and strategies for finding an ideal site. You will also hear from current interns about their experiences, suggestions, and words of advice as you plan for your own clinical experience.

Prior to the orientation, please review the following:

  • Practicum and Internship Manual (CMHC & MCFC)
  • Practicum Orientation video overview (49 min) of clinical paperwork, requirements, expectations, hours, and events for getting started with the practicum and internship experience.
  • Practicum and internship webpage that includes key dates and deadlines, paperwork, approved sites, and more.
  • Start early if you wish to establish a new site (see pp 13-18 in the P&I manual);contact the Clinical Coordinator, at WKU.CNS.Clinical.Coordinator@gmail.com for assistance.

February, 18, 2021; 2:30-5:00pm via Zoom
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  • 2:30-3:00  Q&A with the Clinical Coordinator to address your unanswered questions about the paperwork and process.
  • 3:00-4:00 Current Intern Panel: hear from current interns about their experiences, suggestions, and words of advice as you plan for your own clinical experience.
    • Bill DeSpain, More to Life Counseling
    • Jamie Garden & Aryn Meyer, WKU Talley Family Counseling Center
    • April Crabtree & Brooke Tyler, Family Works
    • Sarah Hamilton, Hope Harbor
  • 4:00-5:00  Site Supervisor Panel: network with counseling professionals, ask questions, learn about potential practicum/internship or job opportunities, and hear what advice these practitioners have to share about preparing to enter your clinical experience. This will give you a great overview of all sites so you know who to target during the Internship & Job Fair (Feb 25th). The following site supervisors plan to participate:
    • Derrick Wagoner, Alliance Counseling Associates
    • Cecelia Bunch, Heritage Children's Services
    • Katie Hopper, LifeSkills Children's Crisis Stabilization
    • Todd Noffsinger, WKU Talley Family Counseling Center
    • Jenafier Carroll, The Next Step Counseling Services (Elizabethtown)
    • Tabitha Newman, Compass Counseling (Owensboro, Henderson, Paducah)
    • Kennady Rabe, NorthKey Community Care (8 northern KY counties)

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Internship & Job Fair

February 25, 2021, 2:00-5:00pm
In partnership with the WKU Advising and Career Development Center 
Network with counseling professionals, ask questions, learn about potential practicum/internship or job opportunities, and hear what advice these practitioners have to share about preparing to enter your clinical experience. You can preschedule a 10 minute private session with each of the site supervisors you wish to talk with about internships and job opportunities. You are encouraged to learn about ALL the organizations to network and learn about a variety of community and referral resources regardless of your intention to apply to the site. You can start signing up by registering on Handshake through the WKU Career Center and viewing the attached tips.

Those planning to participate in the panel are listed below (check back for more as the date nears):

  • Alliance Counseling Associates
  • Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. (BRASS)
  • Bluegrass Professional Counseling
  • FamiliyWorks Therapy and Consultation Services
  • Hope Harbor, Inc.
  • Justin's Place
  • LifeSkills
  • New Vista
  • Northkey Community Care
  • Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital
  • The Next Step Counseling Services
  • UMCH Family Services
  • WKU Talley Family Counseling
  • Youth Villages

*This list includes some new sites that will need to be approved. See Site Information Forms for approved sites to learn more.

Previous Events

See the list of participants who have participated under past events below. Learn more about our approved practicum and internships sites by reading their detailed site information forms or visit our Counseling Job Opportunities webpage to learn about employment in these and other organizations in surrounding areas.

2020

Practicum Orientation (Wed, Feb 12, 2020; 4-5:45 pm)

Site Supervisor/Practitioner Panel (Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 3:30-4:30)2020 Internship & Job Fair and Panel

  • Teresa Prenes-Walls, Austin Peay State Counseling Center
  • Cynthia Mackey, Balance Therapeutic Care
  • Tori Henninger, BRASS Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Megan Kyle & Dr. Linda, Hope Harbor 
  • Georgeanna Gibson, FamilyWorks, Inc.
  • Nicole Young, Journey through Counseling
  • Ben West, Kentucky Christian Recovery
  • Katie Scheuer, LifeSkills
  • Cathy Gamm & Jonathan Lee, More to Life Integrative Mental Health
  • Emily Taylor, Rivendell Behavioral Health 
  • Todd Noffsinger, Talley Family Counseling Center 

Internship & Job Fair (Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm)

2019

Practicum Orientation (Thu, Feb 7, 2019; 3-5 pm) 

Site Supervisor/Practitioner Panel (Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 3-4pm)
Those participating in the panel included:

  • 2019 Site Supervisor PanelJohn DeMarco, Austin Peay University Counseling Services 
  • Georgeanna Gibson, FamilyWorks, Inc.
  • Alayna Milby, Hope Harbor
  • Karol Owen, LifeSkills Addictions
  • Cynthia Jaschen, Pinnacle Treatment Center
  • Todd Noffsinger, Talley Family Counseling Center 
  • Katie Knackmuhs, WKU Counseling & Testing Center
  • Masami Matsuyuki, WKU Counseling & Testing Center

Internship & Job Fair (Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 4-5pm)

2018

Practicum & Internship Orientation (Mon, Jan 31; 3-5 pm)

Site Supervisor/Practitioner Panel (Monday, Feb 5, 2018; 3-40pm).
Those participating in the panel included:

  • John DeMarco, Austin Peay University Counseling Services (Clarksville, TN)
  • Georgeanna Gibson, FamilyWorks, Inc.
  • Joe Dabbs, Journey Pure (across Kentucky)
  • Sarah Freeman, Journey Pure
  • Karen Garrity, LifeSkills Addictions
  • Alysha Ostendorf, Rivendell Behavioral Health
  • Emily Taylor, Rivendell Behavioral Health
  • Todd Noffsinger, Talley Family Counseling Center (Bowling Green)
  • Jacob Hamlin, WKU Center for Career & Professional Development
  • Brian Lee, WKU Counseling & Testing Center
  • Masami Matsuyuki, WKU Counseling & Testing Center

2018 Site Supervisor Panel

Internship & Job Fair (Monday, February 5, 2018; 4:00-5:00pm)
Thanks to our site supervisors and students for participating in our spring 2018 fair and panel events! If you missed it, you can learn about community organizations and services, network with supervisors/practitioners in the field, and discover interesting practicum, internship, volunteer, and/or job opportunities by reviewing the information below! Our participating organizations included:

2018 Internship & Job Fair Sites

2017

Practicum & Internship Orientation  (Wed, Feb 8; 3:00-5:00 pm)

Prac Orientation Feb 2017

Site Supervisor/Practitioner Panel (Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 2:30-3:30pm). Those participating in the panel included:

  • Michele Durkalski, Alliance Counseling (Bowling Green)
  • Jeanie Reed, Alliance Counseling (Glasgow)
  • Georgeanna Gibson, FamilyWorks, Inc.
  • Jerry Lucas, Journey Pure / Questhousr
  • Katie Hopper, LifeSkills Children & Adolescent Services 
  • Tanner Steelman, LifeSkills Children's Crisis Stabilization Unit
  • Todd Noffsinger, Talley Family Counseling Center

Spring 2017 Supervisor Panel

 

Spring 2017 Supervisor Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Internship & Job Fair
(Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 3:30-5:00pm)
Thanks to our site supervisors and students for participating in our spring 2017 fair and panel events! If you missed it, you can learn about community organizations and services, network with supervisors/practitioners in the field, and discover interesting practicum, internship, volunteer, and/or job opportunities by reviewing the information below! Our participating organizations included:

2016

Practicum & Internship Orientation (Wednesday, February 3, 2016; 3:00-5:00p)

Internship & Job Fair (Wednesday, February 17, 2016; 3-4pm)
Thanks to our site supervisors and students for participating in our spring 2016 fair and panel events! If you missed it, you can learn about community organizations and services, network with supervisors/practitioners in the field, and discover interesting practicum, internship, volunteer, and/or job opportunities by reviewing the information below! Our participating organizations included:

Site Supervisor/Practitioner Panel (Wednesday, February 17, 2016; 4-5pm)
Those participating in the panel included:

  • Site Supervisor PanelTori Henninger, BRASS, Inc. (Bowling Green)
  • Georgeanna Gibson, FamilyWorks, Inc. (Bowling Green)
  • Daniel Boamah, KY STEPs Behavioral Health Services (Bowling Green)
  • Karen Garrity, LifeSkills (Bowling Green)
  • Savannah Sooter, Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital (Bowling Green)
  • Dr. Imelda Bratton, Talley Family Counseling Center (Bowling Green)
  • Dr. Debra Crisp, WKU Counseling & Testing Center (Bowling Green)

2015

Practicum & Internship Orientation (Wednesday, February 4, 2015; 3:30-5:00p)

Internship & Job Fair (Monday, March 2, 2015; 3-4pm)
Thanks to our site supervisors and students for participating in our spring 2015 fair and panel events! If you missed it, you can learn about community organizations and services, network with supervisors/practitioners in the field, and discover interesting practicum, internship, volunteer, and/or job opportunities by reviewing the information below!Our participating organizations included:

Site Supervisor/Practitioner Panel (Monday, March 2, 2015; 4-5pm)
Those participating in the panel included:

  • Kristy Watt, Alliance Counseling (Bowling Green)
  • Linda Kennedy, Communicare (Elizabethtown)
  • Dwight Trabue, Family Works (Alvaton)
  • Drs. Imelda Bratton and Cheryl Wolf, Talley Family Counseling Center (Bowling Green)
  • Dr. Debra Crisp, WKU Counseling & Testing Center (Bowling Green)

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