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Practicum Training Rotations

There are now two tracks for practicum at The Sudent Counseling Center.  The short practicum is the practicum required by the Psychology Department, and will be completed during the student's first semester at the SCC.  Student's who want to take on more hours during their first semester will need permission from the Psychology department to do so. The full practicum is more time intensive and is tailored to students who wish to receive a more in-depth experience of a counseling center (see below) after having completed the short practicum.

Short Practicum–Weekly Practicum Hours

5 Client Contact hours

1 intake hour a week (between 1 pm and 5 pm)

1 Individual Supervision hours

1 Case Seminar (Tuesday or Thursday at 4 pm)

1 Administrative hour

9 TOTAL HOURS per week

  1 hour of Outreach participation per semester

Full Practicum - Weekly Practicum Hours

9 Client Contact hours

1 intake hour a week (between 1 pm and 5 pm)

1.5 Individual Supervision hours

1 Case Seminar (Tuesday or Thursday at 4 pm)

2 Administrative hours

14.5 TOTAL HOURS per week

  1 hour of Outreach participation per semester

Rotations:

A training rotation is optional; if a student is interested, s/he may request to participate in one of the following rotations to obtain more experience in one of the subsequent areas:

a) Outreach Presentations: Students choosing this rotation will have to participate in a minimum number of outreach hours during the semester in additionto 1-2 hours during one of our large outreach efforts for a total of 10 hours per Semester. This rotation is available to students completing wither the short or the full practicum.

b) Group Therapy: As a practicum student you have the opportunity to get involved with our group therapy program, which has become rather popular.  During your first semester here you can participate as a process observer and during your second semester you can, with the endorsement of your group leaders from your first semester, co-lead a group. All practicum students doing the group rotation will also need to participate in a special supervision group for practicum students-usually a one-day long workshop on  group therapy either prior to or at the very beginning of the semester. This rotation is only available to those students who are enrolled in the full practicum. Note that additional time commitment is required  (1 hour).

c) Relationship Enhancement Center (Spring semester only): The Relationship Enhancement Center, REC, provides a special focus on couples' therapy in a unique setting with live supervision.  This is a rich opportunity to develop your skills as a couples' therapist.  Note that this rotation is only available during the spring. This rotation is only available to those students who are enrolled in the full practicum. Note that additional time commitment is required  (2 hours).

Note:

  • The only rotation available during the short practicum is the outreach rotation as the other rotations require increased investment from SCC staff.  Students in the full practicum can chose from any of the above rotations.
  • Participation in all rotations is subject to availability and acceptance into the rotation.

Weekly Hours Commitment by rotation

REC Rotation:

Weekly Practicum Hours (SPRING ONLY)

8 Client Contact hours

1 intake hour a week (between 1 pm and 5 pm)

1.5 Individual Supervision hours

1 Case Seminar (Tuesday or Thursday at 4 pm)

1 REC Couple hour

2 REC Observation/Peer Supervision hours

2 Administrative hours

16.5 TOTAL HOURS per week

  1 hour of Outreach participation per semester

Outreach Rotation:

Weekly Practicum Hours - SHORT

5 Ind. Client Contact hours

1 intake hour a week (between 1 pm and 5 pm)

1 Individual Supervision hours

1 case seminar (Tuesdays or Thursday 4 pm)

1 outreach meeting (TBA) – usually biweekly

1 Administrative hours

10 hours of outreach over the semester

10 TOTAL HOURS a week

Weekly Practicum Hours - FULL

8  Ind. Client Contact hours

1 intake hour a week (between 1 pm and 5 pm)

1.5 Individual Supervision hours

1 case seminar (Tuesdays or Thursday 4 pm)

1 outreach meeting (TBA) – usually biweekly

2 Administrative hours

10 hours of outreach over the semester

14.5 TOTAL HOURS a week.

 

Group Rotation:

Weekly Practicum Hours

8 Ind. Client Contact hours

1 intake hour a week (between 1pm and 5 pm)

1.5 Group hours (providing group therapy)

1.5 Individual Supervision hours

.5  Group Supervision hour with co-leader(s)

1 Case seminar (Tuesdays or Thursday at 4 pm)

2 Administrative hours

Optional, but encouraged:  1 Hour of Group Consultation (with leaders from all groups) meeting weekly every other Monday at 8am.

Required: you will need to do a presentation in this meeting about your group experience toward the end of the semester.  This will be informal and collaborative with staff.

  1 hour of Outreach participation per semester

15.5 TOTAL HOURS per week