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PSY650B School Counseling Practicum II

Lead Faculty: Dr. Brenda Lee Shook

Course Description

Students are placed in a school setting ranging from elementary to high school and expected to perform a variety of counseling related activities for a minimum of 100 hours of supervised practice to be scheduled over a three month period. Students also participate in an academic seminar at the University. This three-month seminar may meet in the late afternoon outside of regular class hours Students must maintain a grade of satisfactory throughout the internship series. Grading is by S or U only. Course is eligible for an "IP" grade.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate familiarity with a variety of professional 21st century school counseling strategies including leadership, advocacy, teaming, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of professional resources appraisal instruments, technology, print and non-print media, and professional literature.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary for the formation, development, and termination of group activities based on student needs.
  • Demonstrate fundamental individual counseling skills (Establishing rapport, empathetic responding, personalizing, closure, etc.).
  • Demonstrate the ability to function effectively within the counseling setting/organization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of referral sources and ability to make referrals and consult with other professionals.
  • Describe environmental affect on students of the school setting and its personnel.
  • Describe role of school counseling program with the school's environment.
  • Describe importance of the supervisory process as a means of personal and professional development.