After successful completion of COU 501 Counseling Theory and Skills I, COU 502 Counseling Theory and Skills II and COU512 Practicum class, students begin their internship. The internship sequence (COU561/562/563) is designed to reflect the work experience of a professional counselor. Students select potential internship sites in the community based on an area of interest and level of skill and experience, in consultation with the faculty advisor. Students will complete 600 clock hours including: 240 direct hours of service, 1 hour weekly of individual supervision (typically offered at internship site), and 1.5 hours of group supervision. Interns have the opportunity to observe and participate in all aspects of a professional counselor’s work. Experience may include time spent with clients, supervision, staff meetings or trainings, community relations, and record keeping. The internship is the culminating professional experience.
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