MFT, LPCC Trainees, Counseling Practicum

Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.


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