Counseling Practicum

Required of all second-year students, the practicum provides for the continued development of counseling skills through fieldwork at a community agency with on-site consultation and supervision. The practicum is designed to provide a supportive and instructional forum for students' initial experiences working with clients in community settings. Students also study ethical guidelines relating to the counseling profession. The course includes secondary group supervision to support the practicum fieldwork experience. In secondary group supervision, students discuss professional and personal issues as they relate to their development as beginning counselors. Discussion topics include client populations served, client transference and therapist countertransference, case presentations, agency structure and organization, and community resources. Prerequisite: CNST661E or CNSM661E.
Course Number: CNST790E
Units: 3.0