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This is designed as the culminating experience in the counseling program as it provides 150 clock hours of counseling experience under the supervision of experienced personnel. This course is required for the student seeking certification as a school counselor or licensure as a professional counselor. Prerequisites: COUN 5273 and COUN 5283 PLUS PERMISSION OF Department Chair and relevant faculty. The course is designed to:
Students are required to:
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) provides criteria for clinical instruction (Standards, 2001, Section III). Among the requirements are:
Students will be evaluated on their demonstration of the following behavior and skills.
The Practicum Counselor:
Please note: The expectation for the class is that the student will complete the required 150 (200 for school counselors) hours during the semester. A grade of Incomplete will be given under only the most extenuating circumstances, and only, if the student has completed 115 hours by Week 15. Any student who receives a grade of Incomplete must attend the Practicum class offered the followed semester while complete the required hours. A student must complete Practicum I before enrolling in Practicum II.
Attendance and Participation 150 pts.
Case Study 100 pts.
SOAPS 100 pts..
Total points 350 pts.
350 – 300 pts. = A
299 – 250 pts.= B
249 – 199 pts. = C
198 – 150 pts. = D
150 and below = F
Students are expected to attend each class meeting. Any absence must be approved by the instructor, and failure to obtain approval will negatively affect the student’s final grade. Two unexcused absences will result in a lowering of the final grade by one letter. More than two absences will require a meeting with the instructor. While it is imperative Practicum students complete their hours, class attendance is mandatory.