Counseling Program Clinical Experiences
A 100-hour clinical experience occurs near the end of the program. Students cannot begin practicum before completing the bulk of other coursework. Forty (40) hours of face-to-face work with clients, 2.5 hours of supervision per week. Practicum sites do not have to be concentration specific, but a site supervisor must be available onsite when the student is accruing hours. The program assists students in finding sites, but the student is responsible for securing a practicum site.
The CMU Counseling program hosts a state-of-the-art no-cost mental health clinic on the Mt. Pleasant campus that offers in-person and telemental health sessions. All students in the Counseling Program are eligible to complete a practicum at the Center for Community Counseling & Development Clinic (CCCD), but space is limited.
The Center for Community Counseling & Development Clinic provides individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. Under the supervision of the CMU counseling faculty, the CCCD clinic provides the following services:
- Family and couples
- Play therapy for children
- General counseling for emotional problems and life adjustment concerns
- Career and employment counseling
- Consultation with community agencies and schools
- Referral services for identified problems
A 600-hour clinical experience; 240 direct face-to-face hours. 2.5 hours of supervision per week. Students cannot begin an internship until the successful completion of the practicum. Internship sites must be concentration specific, and a supervisor must be available when the student is accruing hours. School counselors must be supervised by a licensed school counselor. The program assists students in finding sites, but the student is responsible for securing an internship site.