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PSY 740 Mental Health Counseling Practicum
3 hours; 3 credits
This course will focus on the integration of theoretical concepts with actual counseling techniques. The course will occur during a 10 week academic term. Students will work in a program-approved field placement for a total of at least 100 hours, of which 40 hours are accounted for by direct contact with clients in activities aimed at the development of mental health counseling skills Experiences may include exposure to emergency admissions, intakes, psychopharmacology, psychiatric evaluation, in-service trainings, as well as the full spectrum of mental illness and the available range of treatment possibilities. An approved site supervisor will administer one hour per week of individual or triadic (one supervisor meeting with two students) supervision. In addition, students will participate in an average of 1 ½ hours per week of group supervision by a faculty member. Students must obtain student liability insurance prior to field work. Students will be evaluated intermittently throughout the practicum, and with formal evaluation and documentation at the conclusion of practicum.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master's in Mental Health Counseling Program and permission of the Program Director
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