Practicum and Internship Experience and Handbook

Dear Student,

Congratulations on reaching this next milestone in your journey to becoming a clinical mental health counselor! Practicum and internship are valuable learning experiences in which you will begin to put theory into practice and more fully develop and affirm your identity as a counselor.

Your clinical experiences will push you outside of your comfort zone and can be an emotional and exciting time. During this time in your training, we encourage you to reach out to the department faculty and your supervisors for support. Furthermore, being in your own counseling on a regular basis can be helpful in exploring your counter-transference and emotional growth as a counselor.

With each new step in your journey as a counseling student, there is a wealth of information to take in, and we hope this handbook will be one way in which to help you organize your clinical experiences. We look forward to supporting each of you in this process and believe in your capacity to bring presence, attunement, and a compassionate non-judgmental attitude into your work that is backed by theory and research.

We wish each of you success throughout your clinical training experiences.

The Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science Program School of Education and Human Services
Internship and Practicum Handbook (PDF)


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