Texas Tech University

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). If a student applies for a specific rotation (see "Rotations" below), then s/he must have successfully completed relevant coursework for some of the rotations.

Requirements for Practicum

  1. Concurrent enrollment in a practicum course in your department.
  2. Weekly attendance at Case Seminar every Tuesday or Thursday 4 p.m.-5 p.m. 
  3. 5 - 9 hours of direct individual client contact weekly (see practicum training rotations for more information).
  4. 1 hour/week Walk in Clinic (intakes and crisis intervention)
  5. 1.5 hours of individual supervision weekly.
  6. 1 hour of administrative time for  case notes and therapy prep.
  7. Attending at an orientaion meeting (usually 4-6 hours) prior to the fall semester.
  8. Participate in at least one large-scale outreach activity each semester (1 hour minimum).

**NOTE: 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.


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