HSCD 682

Practicum II

1-2 Graduate credits
Effective January 9, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This series continues the practicum program begun in HSCD 681, and fosters greater independence in utilizing the advanced knowledge and skills acquired during their academic coursework. Students continue under site and faculty supervision as they take on advanced intern-level duties in clinical or community-based settings. Field placements allow students to complete the internship hours required for licensure as both alcohol and drug counselors and professional counselors in Minnesota, while obtaining essential mentorship and networking for employment in the field following completion of graduate studies. The classroom portion of the course allows students to review and critically analyze counseling style, anti-oppressive practice, ethical issues and the practicum setting.

Prerequisites

Learning outcomes

General

  • Apply for licensure in professional counseling (MN LPC)
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and therapeutic characteristics gained in master's studies in clinical settings under faculty and site supervision
  • Demonstrate greater independence in supervised practice, beyond that shown in HSCD 681, as assessed by practicum and faculty supervisors
  • Gain facility with case presentation for the purpose of receiving formative clinical supervision and mentorship
  • Complete the requisite number of internship hours for licensure in both alcohol and drug counseling and/or professional counseling
  • Achieve licensure in alcohol and drug counseling (MN LADC)
  • Reflect on clinical experiences and acculturation to the service provision profession and environment and on readiness for licensed practice
  • Continue to enhance self-critique in the areas of counseling style, application of evidence based and culturally responsive care, anti-oppressive practice and ethical excellence
  • Enhance self-care practices in support of clinical excellence and life balance following completion of graduate studies