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Internship experience gives the student the opportunity to understand the philosophy and administrative guidelines of the organization and to participate to a limited extent in the organization's day-to-day operation. Students will become familiar with the policies and procedures within the organization and define their role accordingly.

Students are required to complete supervised clinical/field experiences that total a minimum of 600 clock hours, this includes a minimum of 240 hours of direct service with clients. 

Direct Services

  • Individual, couples, family and group counseling sessions
  • Psychoeducational (with a therapeutic component) or therapeutic group
  • Non-scheduled, drop-in clients
  • Discussion about possible career options with an undergraduate student
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Crisis intervention on a hotline at the internship site
  • Intakes and psychological assessments
  • Resume-building and career development that includes therapeutic component

Indirect Services

  • Consultation with another counselor about a client you are seeing
  • Observing a counseling session
  • Scheduling a counseling session with a parent or client in person or over the phone
  • Editing a student's resume
  • Planning for the next counseling session or group
  • Giving presentations or workshops
  • Academic advising to undergraduate students

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