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Field Experience: The Counseling Internship

The Counseling Internship

As an intern, you will complete a 600 clock hour experience at a site or sites that offer opportunities for working with individuals served by institutions and agencies offering various addictions or mental health counseling services. You will engage in both individual and group counseling, and a variety of related activities that a regularly employed staff member in the setting would be expected to perform.

These experiences are meant to be the culminating experience in your program of study by allowing you the opportunity to apply, evaluate, and refine clinical skills by bridging the gap between theory and practice.

You will also develop the personal qualities, characteristics and behaviors of a professional counselor as you transition from “Trainee” to “Professional Practitioner.”


Practicum Application (PDF)