Practicum and Internship

Practicum in CounselingPracticum

Permission to Register forms requiring your advisor's signature are in the front HPC Office. Please attach your background check permission form(s) as needed. Deadlines are March 1 for fall placements and October 1 for spring placements. Students should visit with their academic advisor to identify possible practicum site locations. Advisors will make the initial contacts with potential schools and site supervisors, and provide students with contact information for sites as they are identified. Students will then be encouraged to schedule a meeting with the potential supervisor, visit the school, and discuss the opportunities/challenges of the site. If both parties are agreeable, the first forms to complete are the DATA SELECTION SHEET FOR THE SITE and THE PRACTICUM CONTRACT. The remaining forms are to be completed over the course of the practicum experience and turned into to your University Supervisor at the end of the semester.

HCP 5900 Practicum in Counseling

HPC 5900 is the initial field experience required of all graduate students in school counseling. The graduate practicum involves a full-time, semester placement in a public school system. Supervision is provided by an on-site supervisor and a university supervisor. The practicum requires a minimum of 100 clock hours, of which 40 must be in direct services including individual, group, and family counseling.

School counselors need a broad background of knowledge, skills, and abilities if they are to function effectively. These cognitive and personal aspects, however, need to become interwoven with practical experiences. The practicum provides an opportunity for actual on-the-job exposure to the general functions of professional school counselors. The practicum provides a curricular experience that focuses on the development of individual and group counseling skills.

Internship

internship in professional school counselingAll required courses must be completed prior to HPC 6900: Internship (600 hours). We encourage students to have completed all their course work in the previous semester so that they can focus solely on the internship experience. All interns will need to complete an ASU Criminal Background Check and TB test, valid for 1 year. Most students will have completed the necessary forms prior to HPC 5900: Practicum in Counseling. Permission to Register forms requiring your advisor's signature are in the front HPC Office. (Please attach your background check permission form if needed.) Deadlines are March 1 for fall placements and October 1 for spring placements. Students should visit with their academic advisor to identify possible internship site locations. Advisors will make the initial contacts with potential schools and site supervisors, and provide students with contact information for sites as they are identified. Students will then be encouraged to schedule a meeting with the potential supervisor, visit the school, and discuss the opportunities/challenges of the site. If both parties are agreeable, official paperwork will begin (i.e., data sheet and contract).

 

Internship Contract

Supervision in Schools Article [PDF]

HPC 6900 Internship in Professional School Counseling

HPC 6900 is the primary field experience required of all graduate students in school counseling. The graduate internship involves a full-time, semester placement in a public school system. Students take the internship at the end of their graduate program. Supervision is provided by an on-site supervisor and a university supervisor. The internship requires a minimum of 600 clock hours, of which 240 must be in direct services including individual, group, and family counseling..
School counselors need a broad background of knowledge, skills, and abilities if they are to function effectively. These cognitive and personal aspects, however, need to become interwoven with practical experiences. The Internship in Professional School Counseling (PSC) provides an opportunity for actual on-the-job exposure to specific functions of school counselors. Interns function as educational decision-makers as they become actively involved in the implementation of comprehensive developmental school counseling programs. The comprehensive developmental model includes functions related to counseling, consultation, and coordination.

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PSC Program Handbook Aug 2014.pdfPDF394.31 KB
HPC Handbook of Policies Aug 2014.pdfPDF102.56 KB
PSCFieldExperienceHandbook Aug 2014.pdfPDF797.65 KB