Practicum III

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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.



  • 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.

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