Practicum and Field Experience   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

APH 5701 - Practicum and Field Experience

Students identify a clinical or applied site or sites which will provide practice opportunities for two or more of the skill areas accrued as part of their PhD degree.  Students may not select a practicum which only provides experience in areas the students are already certified or in which they have already established proficiency. Students may choose up to three settings, in which they will accrue a minimum of 90 practice hours.  Students are responsible for making financial and administrative arrangements with the director of each clinical setting. The staff of the setting is responsible for supervising the student's clinical work at that setting and must agree to send the Saybrook University practicum instructor a detailed report of the student's experience, number of hours spent at the site, and success at the end of the rotation.  The practicum instructor meets weekly in a videoconference with students currently in practicum settings and reviews practice experiences and skills utilized by the students in the practicum setting. A learning contract and specific learning objectives for each site are developed conjointly with the student, the Saybrook practicum instructor, and the supervising professional responsible at the clinical site. The learning contract for each site must be approved in writing by the Applied Psychophysiology Department Chair before work can begin at that site. Prerequisite(s): APH 5051  and APH 5101   3 credit(s)
Offered: FA - Term AB, SP-Term A/B Course Length: 16 weeks. No RC required