COUN 654

COUN 654: Internship in Counseling I
3.0 SH


This two-part sequential culminating course is the third of the clinical core in the graduate counseling program. This course requires the students to participate in field placement appropriate to their chosen specialized population, community agency, school or higher education setting. Interns will complete a total of 300 semester hours each semester of direct and non-direct work with clients at the site as per national and state standards. Case presentation, clinical observation, and direct counseling one-to-one and in small groups is required. Weekly class supervision seminars on campus are required as well as weekly supervision with an on-site supervisor. Recording of client contact and non-direct contact hours are entered in an on-going log to be presented at the end of the semester.

Prerequisites: Counseling majors with a minimum of 33 credits earned in program, COUN 624 with a minimum grade of B, COUN 552 COUN 577, COUN 583, COUN 584, COUN 588, COUN 595, COUN 624 for majors with a concentration in School Counseling, COUN 604 for majors with a concentration in Community Counseling, one specialty course for majors with a concentration in either Student Affairs/Higher Education or Addictions Counseling, Departmental approval.