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The course builds upon Practicum I and offers the student the opportunity to complete the practicum requirements for licensure as a professional counselor. Participation in continuing education, staffing meetings, case presentations, and case observations is expected.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Achieving 150 hours of field experience that satisfies the practicum site, the practicum supervisor, and the practicum professor.
- Developing a case study that reflects a sound conceptual framework as well as evidence of an effective counselor-client relationship.
- Verifying effective treatment approaches for a given population of students or clients.
- Demonstrating skill in counseling assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Demonstrating clear, thorough, legally defensible documentation.
- Experimenting with new, creative approaches within the clinical setting.
- Recognizing and dealing with personal issues which could interfere with counseling effectiveness.
- Establishing a professional network within the community.
- Initiating professional development activities.
- Analyzing various clinical situations for ethical concerns and approaches.
- Critiquing current trends that have an impact on counseling and related mental health fields.
- Accepting and incorporating feedback for the purpose of personal and professional growth.
- Adopting a multicultural framework when working with students, clients, and colleagues.
- Synthesizing and applying all previous course work.
- Appreciating and analyzing formal research with implications for counseling.