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COUN 6500 - School Counseling Internship I

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3 credits

Counseling Internship I is the first course of a two-part capstone experience. By the end of the two courses, students will have conducted 600 hours of focused application of their counseling skills, with 240 of those hours being direct services to their identified population/setting. During the Internship I course, site and faculty supervisors guide and evaluate students on their ability to synthesize and apply the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions learned throughout their program of study. Students must secure a field experience site, apply with the Office of Field Experience within the published application window, and earn approval before being eligible for Internship I enrollment. Once enrolled, students complete direct counseling hours, weekly individual or triadic supervision with their site supervisor, administrative duties, and other activities as assigned by the site. Concurrently, students participate in course activities each week designed to integrate their experiences at the site into their skills and professional identity as counselors-in-training, as well as participate in 2 hours of group supervision per week with their faculty supervisor and other clinically relevant assignments directly related to the work at the site. There are multiple synchronous components of this course. Students must be prepared to be flexible in meeting the demands of this course.

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of Counseling Practicum
  • Approval by the Office of Field Experience