Provides a practical application of assessment, counseling, consultation and case management skills in an approved mental health setting. Students must conduct a minimum of 225 hours of face-to-face counseling with individuals (adults, children, adolescents), couples, families or groups; includes up to 75 hours in performing client-centered advocacy. Supervision must be provided by an on-site practicum supervisor in accordance with Board of Behavioral Science regulations. Additionally, students will attend a practicum seminar that will provide group consultation utilizing written case studies and oral case presentations. Additional topics of human diversity and legal/ethical concerns will be highlighted throughout the course. Students are required to meet with clients and their families in volunteer and in-class settings.
Prerequisite: 12 units of coursework including Psych 320. Consent of the department chair is required. Prerequisites: 12 units of coursework including Psych 320. Consent of the Department Chair is required., Units: 1 - 6 , Offered: Fall 2015 , Summer 2015 , Spring 2015