HSCD 681

Practicum I

1-2 Graduate credits
Effective August 20, 2016 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This series provides students with opportunities to demonstrate the advanced knowledge and skills acquired during their academic coursework and practice by implementing them in clinical or community-based settings. The practicum series requires students to demonstrate advanced competence in alcohol and drug counseling and co-occurring disorders counseling. Students find placement in settings that provide opportunities for multicultural applications of evidence-based practices. The classroom portion of the course allows students to review and critically analyze counseling style, anti-oppressive practice, ethical issues and the practicum setting.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and therapeutic characteristics gained in master's studies in clinical settings under faculty and site supervision.
  • Reflect on clinical experiences and acculturation to the service provision profession and environment.
  • Enhance self-critique in the areas of counseling style, application of evidence based and culturally responsive care, anti-oppressive practice, ethical excellence.
  • Enhance self-care practices in support of clinical excellence and life balance.
  • Gain facility with case presentation for the purpose of receiving formative clinical supervision and mentorship.
  • Complete, at minimum, the requisite number of internship hours for licensure in alcohol and drug counseling and/or professional counseling.