Practicum for COD, MHC and MCFC (931)


Prerequisite Courses

Course Memo

Practicum is designed to develop students' counseling skills beyond the basic level explored during course work and Intro to Field Experience. This course provides an opportunity for continued development and practice of skills learned. Students will learn and practice a variety of counseling strategies, develop conceptual and professional skills related to their practice of co-occurring disorders and clinical mental health counseling. Students complete a minimum of 100 hours of supervised practicum field experience with 40 direct contact hours. Class discussions include a review of the observations and experiences in the field experience setting(s) and a discussion of current issues in both fields, including documentation via an electronic medical records system, multicultural counseling and diversity competencies, professional and ethical responsibilities, case conceptualization, Differential Diagnosis, ASAM criteria, Trauma Informed Care, and Integrated dual disorders treatment. (8/19)