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COUN 509 Counseling Practicum (1 credit)
Prerequisite: Faculty advisor approval. Only open to degree students or with permission of Program Director or designee.
Offers students an entry-level, supervised, fieldwork experience that extends the entire semester. The purpose of the experience is to expose students to the practice of counseling in the agency, community, school, or higher education setting. All practicum sites must be approved, and all students are expected to complete at least 100 to 120 hours of practicum. Students are expected to conduct individual, family, couple, and/or group counseling sessions; gain a deeper understanding of the role of the counselor, the organizational structure, and operations of their practicum site; and be involved in on-site supervision, on-site staff development, and other experiences as determined by the on-site and campus supervisors.