Practicum   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

COUN 8152 - Practicum

This is the first of three required 3-unit courses that introduce the student to field placement training. Both the approved field placement and the practicum course enrollment are required. Practicum 1 is designed to provide students with a model for thinking about themselves as practitioners, their expectations and concerns, while also providing an arena in which to compare and contrast field placement experiences with other students. Practicum 1 focuses on professional development important for beginning therapists. Students share from their practicum experience, drawing on their practicum reflections, individual and group exercises, and regular on-line threaded discussions. Students develop case formulations to recognize issues in assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis, and review treatment models, interventions, and therapeutic outcomes. 3 credit(s)