Coordinator of Clinical Practice in Counseling: Pamela Cogdal, Ph.D.
It is the responsibility of the student clinician to: follow established procedures
for application and enrollment in Practicum/Internship courses, to be familiar with
site policies for clinical placements, to know program requirements, licensure/certification
requirements, and complete all forms by stated deadlines. This manual is required
reading for all practicum and internship candidates. (In addition you must sign the
attached "Have Read Rights and Responsibilities" prior to practicum or internship
Additionally, all candidates must have personal professional liability insurance activated
at the onset and the duration of their practicum and internship experiences. Documentation
of the current liability insurance must be turned in for their student files. School
counseling students must also complete all security clearance procedures before working
on school sites with children. This is a College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
and State mandate!
Your supervised field experiences (i.e., practica and internships) are crucial developmental
steps in one's professional preparation. Students in CEPRs counseling programs concentrate
their experiences in community settings such as mental health centers, community agencies,
or hospitals; in city, county or private schools; or higher education settings. These
clinical experiences are intended to assist students in the integration of knowledge
learned in other academic experiences as well as to develop their clinical skills.