School of Psychology & Counseling

Master's Practicum & Internship - FAQ

  1. When do I take Practicum (COUN/CMHC 523)?
  2. What are the prerequisites for Practicum (COUN/CMHC 523)?
  3. Who will be my Practicum faculty supervisor/instructor?
  4. Where can I get the paperwork needed for Practicum?
  5. Do I have to be on the school track to do a school practicum?
  6. When do I take Internship?
  7. What are the prerequisites for Internship?
  8. Where can I get the paperwork needed for Internship?
  9. Where do I find a Practicum or Internship site?

1. When do I take Practicum (COUN/CMHC 523)?

On campus students normally take Practicum in their second semester in the program. This will be in either a Spring or Summer semester.

CMHC (online) students are scheduled to take Practicum in the Spring semester of their second year in the program.

Practicum is not offered in the Fall semester for either on campus or online students.

2. What are the prerequisites for Practicum (COUN/CMHC 523)?

  • Attendance at a MANDATORY Practicum & Internship Orientation Meeting (For on campus students, this will typically be held within the first two weeks of either the Fall or Spring semesters. For CMHC (online) students, this will either be held during Residency or you may be required to view a video recording of a previously held meeting.)
  • Submission of all required paperwork by the posted deadline date.
  • Obtain passing grades in the following courses:
    1. COUN/CMHC 500   Helping Relationships
    2. COUN/CMHC 521   Counseling Skills & Techniques
    3. COUN/CMHC 526   Theories of Counseling

3. Who will be my Practicum faculty supervisor/instructor?

You will typically remain with the same class (faculty & students) for Practicum that you were in for Counseling Skills & Techniques.

4. Where can I get the paperwork needed for Practicum?

All paperwork is located online, including the Practicum & Internship Handbook, Candidacy Checklist and all associated forms, Clinical/School Counseling Contract, and the evaluations and time logs needed once working at a practicum site.

5. Do I have to be on the school track to do a school practicum?

You should be on either the school counseling or dual (community & school counseling) track to do a school practicum. Dual track students are highly encouraged to complete a school practicum (usually done in an elementary school) in order to help determine if this is the track they wish to follow.

6. When do I take Internship?

Internship is offered each semester, so you may begin at any time once the requirements have been met. Refer to your own personal Approved Degree Plan (ADP) for details. It is important to note that school internships may only be accomplished during the Fall and Spring semesters.

7. What are the prerequisites for Internship?

  • Attendance at a MANDATORY Practicum & Internship Orientation Meeting (For on campus students, this will typically be held within the first two weeks of either the Fall or Spring semesters. For CMHC (online) students, this will either be held during Residency or you may be required to view a video recording of a previously held meeting.)
  • Submission of all required initial paperwork by the posted deadline.
  • For all internships, you must have completed at least 30 hours of coursework, which must include:
    • COUN/CMHC 500 Helping Relationships
    • COUN/CMHC 521 Counseling Skills & Techniques
    • COUN/CMHC 526 Theories of Counseling
    • COUN/CMHC 523 Practicum & Advanced Skills
    • COUN/CMHC 554 Group Counseling
    • COUN/CMHC 532 Assessment Techniques in Counseling
    • COUN/CMHC 516 Principles of School Counseling (school and dual track)
    • COUN/CMHC 514 Counseling Children & Adolescents (school and dual track)
    • COUN/CMHC 538 Psychopathology
    • COUN/CMHC 562 Community Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling (community and dual track)

8. Where can I get the paperwork needed for Internship?

All paperwork is located online, including the Practicum & Internship Handbook, Candidacy Checklist and all associated forms, Clinical/School Counseling Contract, and the evaluation forms and time logs needed once working at an internship site.

9. Where do I find a Practicum or Internship site?

Practicum students can find information regarding the site search process here: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schcou/cs/practicum/site_list_instructions.htm.

Internship students can find information regarding the site search process here: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schcou/cs/internship/site_list_instructions.htm.

You are NOT allowed to contact any sites without permission to do so by the Field Placement Liaison.

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