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Practicum Placement Requirements


In order to apply for practicum placement at the SCC, a student must have completed a course in counseling techniques (e.g. Departmental Basic Skills Practicum or Techniques in Counseling) and have at least one (two is preferred) semester(s) of actual clinical experience.

Requirements for Practicum:

The minimum time commitment to a practicum at the SCC is currently 13.5 hours a week.

Be aware that choosing to do one of our rotations described under “training rotations” will likely further increase your weekly hours with an additional 1-2 hours.  Below are the required activities/meetings involved in practicum placement at the SCC. 

  1. Concurrent enrollment in a practicum course in your department.
  2. Attendance at an orientation meeting (usually 3-4 hours) prior to the beginning of the semester.
  3. Nine hours of direct client contact weekly.
  4. Scheduled individual supervision for 1.5 hours per week.
  5. Weekly attendance at Practicum Case Seminar, every Thursday 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
  6. Two hours of administrative time for case notes, preparation for therapy, or outreach activities.
  7. Participate in at least one large-scale outreach activity each semester (1 hour minimum-likely to increase).


*****All Requirements are NON-NEGOTIABLE.*****

Each student must attend all training seminars and supervision meetings weekly, and students must be present at the SCC during all client hours and the administrative hour weekly.