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Two levels of supervised clinical work (practicum and internship) in the counseling program are required of students matriculating toward a degree in Clinical Mental Health or School Counseling. As a trainee, students are involved in all aspects of a counselor's role at a specific site. Field sites enable students to integrate professional aspects of a counselor's role. Field settings include a variety of off-campus settings that reflect the scope and practice of professional counselors.
Students are encouraged to explore internship experiences tailored to their individual needs and interests, in line with their own particular professional goals and talents. For School Counseling (Pupil Personnel Services Program) counselor-trainees, K-12 public schools range from urban to suburban to rural. For rehabilitation majors, the site supervisor must be a CRC or a CCDCIII for chemical dependency students. For students intending to become a Professional Clinical Counselor, the site supervisor must be licensed as an LPCC or PCC with the supervision endorsement. Supervision modalities are varied, but always include reviews of audiotapes or videotapes of a variety of counseling sessions.
All programs at Wright State University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Additionally, programs offered in the College of Health, Education, and Human Services have special accreditations that specifically address standards unique to the given field. The following programs are accredited with specialty accreditation by:
The immediate geographical area offers a rich array of field sites. Site locations include:
Following are deadlines for practicum and internship application (Appendix I), proof of professional liability insurance, program of study, and unofficial academic transcript. Contract (Appendix II), supervisor information sheet (Appendix III), copy of supervisor's license, site information sheet (Appendix IV), and copies of counselor trainee application form (for those working toward a PC or PCC license or working at a community mental health center) are due two weeks later. Questions should be addressed before the due dates. Deadlines are firm. No exceptions!
*Note: For information regarding when appendices are due, please refer to the Practicum and Internship manuals.
Information on various companies offering liability insurance is available. You do not need to be a member of a professional organization in order to get insurance. However, students are encouraged to join their respective professional organization.
Adrianne Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
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