Practicum & Internship - Clinical Practice
Coordinator of Clinical Practice in Counseling: Pamela Cogdal, Ph.D.
- Clinical Practice Internship Manual
- Fieldwork Forms
- Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Background Checks
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 class attendance).
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.