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Counseling and Student Affairs

Practice Preparation Sequence and Departmental Approval for Practicum and Internship Placement Policies

Department Policies

To enroll in practicum and internship, all students must fulfill the requirements defined in the Practicum and Internship Manual for the program area specific to their placement.

Students must be admitted to a degree program in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs and complete the practice preparation courses* associated with their program areas with a grade of B or better in each course to establish eligibility for entry into Practicum (CNS 591). These courses are listed below:

Counseling Programs (CMHC & MCFC)

CNS 554 Group Counseling
CNS 555 Social and Cultural Diversity
CNS 558 Counseling Theories
CNS 559 Techniques of Counseling
CNS 560 Professional Studies in Clinical, Family and School Counseling

Students must complete practice preparation courses associated with their program area with grades of B or better in each course AND a Practicum (CNS 591) with a grade of B or better to be eligible to enroll in their first Internship.

Students must complete their first Internship with a grade of B or better to be eligible to enroll in their second Internship (CNS 596).

Finally, to enroll in a practicum or internship, students must have secured a placement site and have completed the forms identified in the practicum and internship manual specific to their program. When the forms and placement site are approved by the clinical coordinator for their program, the clinical coordinator will then authorize enrollment in the appropriate practicum or internship section.

*Practice preparation courses are those courses that provide skill, attitudinal, and ethical preparation necessary for placement in a mental health or marriage and family site.

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 Last Modified 10/25/17