Texas Tech University

Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences

CFAS 4314 Practicum in Counseling and Addiction Recovery Sciences

Basic Information

The CARS 4314 practicum course is designed to provide students with real-world experience in administrative and organizational functioning, as well as the policies and procedures of agencies serving families and the community. This course is generally taken the summer before the student's final year; you must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have completed CARS 2301 and CARS 3320 with a grade of C or higher. Plan to complete at least 150 hours of service with your practicum site over the summer. In addition to the required hours of service, you will have assignments related to your practicum experience such as compiling a professional resume' and cover letter, participating in supervision meetings and discussions, completing a book review or topic of interest paper, and self and site evaluations.  Practicum requires a serious time commitment; plan for 10 to 15 hours a week minimum. Excellent time management is necessary in order to be successful in your practicum! 

During the spring semester before summer practicum, students will be invited to a Practicum Information Meeting with the CARS Program Director, Dr. Nichole Morelock. During the meeting students will be given basic instructions and a practicum packet including a practicum application form, practicum objectives, and a list of potential practicum placement sites. Before beginning the practicum course, the student must demonstrate professional readiness by completing CARS 2301 and CARS 3320 with a grade of C or better, receiving approval from the CARS Program Director, and be in good physical and mental health.

For further information about the CARS 4314 Practicum, contact Dr. Nichole Morelock, Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, at (806) 742-5050 or Catherine.Morelock@ttu.edu.