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Two levels of supervised clinical work (practicum and internship) in the counseling program are required of students matriculating toward a degree in Clinical Mental Health, Marriage and Family, Rehabilitation (Chemical Dependency and Severe Disabilities) or School Counseling. Students in the Business and Organizational Management programs are only required to complete a supervised practicum. As a trainee, students are involved in all aspects of a counselor's role as a specific site. Field sites enable students to integrate professional aspects of a counselor's role. Field settings include a variety of off-campus settings that reflect the scope and practice of professional counselors.
Students are encouraged to explore internship experiences tailored to their individual needs and interests, in line with their own particular professional goals and talents. For School Counseling (Pupil Personnel Services Program) counselor-trainees, K-12 public schools range from urban to suburban to rural. For rehabilitation majors, the site supervisor must be a CRC or a CCDCIII for chemical dependency students. For students intending to become a Professional Clinical Counselor, the site supervisor must be licensed as an LPCC or PCC with the supervision endorsement. Supervision modalities are varied, but always include reviews of audiotapes or videotapes of a variety of counseling sessions.
All programs at Wright State University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Additionally, programs offered in the College of Education and Human Services have special accreditations that specifically address standards unique to the given field. The following programs are accredited with specialty accreditation by:
The immediate geographical area offers a rich array of field sites. Site locations include:
If you are looking for some help in picking out possible Practicum or Internship sites, there is a list of recent sites and supervisors (with contact information) available from the Graduate Assistant in 108 Allyn Hall.
Following are deadlines for practicum and internship application (Appendix I), proof of professional liability insurance, program of study, and unofficial academic transcript. Contract (Appendix II), supervisor information sheet (Appendix III), copy of supervisor's license, site information sheet (Appendix IV), and copies of counselor trainee application form (for those working toward a PC or PCC license or working at a community mental health center) are due two weeks later. Questions should be addressed before the due dates. Deadlines are firm. No exceptions!
Please note artifacts will no longer be required with practicum and internship applications beginning in fall 2018. The department has transitioned over to a completely new format that will be explained in revised student handbook and practicum and internship manuals.
*Note: For information regarding when appendices are due, please refer to the Practicum and Internship manuals.
Information on various companies offering liability insurance is available in 108 Allyn Hall. You do not need to be a member of a professional organization in order to get insurance. However, students are encouraged to join their respective professional organization.
If you have any questions please contact your Program Advisor or contact the department of Human Services.