Practicum IIBack to Course Guide
This course is a stand-alone course and cannot be taken simultaneously with any other courses. This course offers the student field experience in counseling. Students are expected to complete within this course a minimum of 100 hours of the mandatory 300-hour practicum required for licensure in the State of Texas for Marriage and Family Therapy. Students are expected to complete within this course a minimum of 150 hours of the mandatory 300-hour practicum required for licensure in the State of Texas for Professional counseling. Participation in continuing education, staff meetings, case presentations, and case observations is expected. Students may not meet existing or potential counseling clients on the premises of Amberton University for any reason.
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.