PSY680A Counseling Practicum I
Lead Faculty: Dr. Valerie L. Alexander
First of a two-course field practicum where students work as MFT or LPCC trainees. Students participate in an academic seminar for six months at the university. Students must complete a minimum of 125 hours of face-to-face work with clients at a clinical site. This class will meet outside of regular class hours.
- Apply entry-level counseling techniques with clients in a community setting.
- Demonstrate the ability to accept and integrate clinical supervision.
- Construct a clinical assessment and diagnosis from the DSM, strength-based, and recovery model perspectives.
- Develop a treatment plan based on the clinical assessment.
- Integrate the identification of transference and counter-transference issues into the treatment plan for clients.
- Present a professional clinical case presentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to distinguish human diversity from psychopathology.
- Apply legal and ethical standards to clinical work.
- Apply case management skills to identify resources and potential referrals to assist clients to become more autonomous and successful in their life.
- Write appropriate intake assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes.