HSCD 320

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Pre-Practicum Seminar

1 Undergraduate credit
Effective May 5, 2009 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course is designed to help students evaluate their readiness, prepare for and then select a practicum site for Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Examples of course topics include: examination of personal readiness, practicum or career goals, review an array of possible practicum sites and making an appropriate selection for practicum.

Special information

Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 24 credits of alcohol and drug counseling courses.

Learning outcomes


  • Assess personal and academic readiness for Practicum, as demonstrated by meeting the prerequisites for Practicum and completing the Learning Agreement.
  • Develop individualized Practicum goals, including: diversity and other special populations, ethics, personal growth, career plans and other interest areas, as demonstrated by the Practicum Placement Learning Agreement.
  • Examine a wide variety of Practicum possibilities and then narrow the field of choices, as demonstrated by completion of interviews with potential Practicum sites.
  • Make an appropriate selection(s) for Practicum(s) to begin next semester, as demonstrated by faculty approval of your Practicum site and registration for HSCD 380 (Alcohol and Drug Counseling Practicum I).