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.
- 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.