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COUN 8895 - Doctoral Internship I

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(3 credits) 

Counseling Doctoral Internship I is the second of a three-part capstone experience before dissertation. During the Doctoral Internship I course, site contacts, and individual and group supervisors guide and evaluate students on their ability to synthesize and apply the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions in a minimum of three of five Counseling Educator domains (Teaching, Supervision, Leadership/Advocacy, Counseling, and Research). Students must secure field experience site(s) for each domain of focus, apply with the Office of Field Experience within the published application window, and earn approval before being eligible for Doctoral Internship I enrollment. Once enrolled, students will spend a minimum average of 25–35 hours per week at the site(s) that they have secured. They will complete activities directly related to the approved domains, weekly individual or triadic supervision with their individual supervisor, administrative duties, and other activities the site assigns. Concurrently, students will participate in weekly course discussion and assignments that promote developing a professional identity as a Counselor Educator, 2 hours of group supervision per week with their faculty supervisor, and other domain-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.


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