Practicum IIIBack to Course Guide
The course affords students counseling opportunities, under the supervision of a professor, to work directly with clients on a group basis. Experiences are structured to provide work with different clients, families and groups. The course requires a one-hundred-fifty-hour counseling lab.
PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work. Note: Practicum III is for students who plan to pursue LMFT licensure in the state of Texas.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Discussing specific cases with reference to leading counseling theories.
- Differentiating counseling theories in terms of their relevance for particular cases.
- Conducting a thorough assessment of client systems.
- Conducting a thorough assessment of functional and dysfunctional group dynamics.
- Deciding appropriate interventions based on the client assessment.
- Preparing an action plan to be used in work with the clients.
- Participating in psychodrama with groups.
- Critiquing one’s own performance in light of identified performance criteria.
- Preparing a comprehensive assessment of one’s personal theoretical framework for work with groups and families.
- Conducting group counseling sessions with at least one group per week.
- Writing accurate reports of group counseling sessions which conform to standards in the field.
- Incorporating the results of psychological testing into one’s treatment plan with clients.
- Assessing family and/or group stages of development.
- Participating as a member of an inter-disciplinary team through activities such as referrals, consultations, and training programs.
- Adapting one’s approach with clients based upon specific feedback from professor-supervisors.