Practicum and Internship – Counseling Fieldwork

Clinical training or fieldwork is designed to enable students to apply the information, concepts, and skills they have learned in their academic courses. All students must complete the prerequisite courses with a “B” or better before entering practicum. All practicum requirements must be completed prior to beginning the internship experience.

For more information, please contact the Fieldwork Coordinator, John Barbuto.

In preparation for your fieldwork, please watch this slideshow: Preparing for Practicum and Internship (PPT)

Blended Manual for Clinical Fieldwork (PDF)


The practicum setting will provide sufficient opportunity for the student to be involved in appropriate experiences. Appropriate experiences are activities in which counseling personnel employed at this facility participate with emphasis on refining the student’s counseling techniques and approaches. Also, the student will observe and work within the framework of the agency, as related to staff protocol and behaviors, and mode of dress.

Required: 100 hours of supervised practice in counseling setting under a licensed supervisor.

Program Practicum Application and Paperwork


The internship is designed to expose students to learning situations where they may observe and model individuals performing their professional role functions. In addition, students actually participate in the counseling process with gradually decreasing structure and supervision. The goal of the internship experience is to enable the student to perform the roles and functions of a practicing counselor. This learning process will enable them to provide counseling in a variety of settings. The internship consists of advanced fieldwork in counseling in an off-campus field site placement.

Required: 600 hours of supervised practice in counseling setting under a licensed supervisor.

Program Internship Application and Paperwork


Deadlines for Practicum and Internship applications:

  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • Summer Semester: March 1

All pages of the Practicum and Internship Application documentation must be completed, signed, and dated by no later than two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student is registered for the practicum or internship course.