Practicum & Internship

Welcome to the UALR Rehabilitation Counseling Practicum and Internship page. Descriptions of the Practicum and Internship programs are listed below, along with downloadable manuals. For more information, please contact the School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation (CHPR) at (501)569-3470.


The practicum setting will provide sufficient opportunity for the student to be involved in appropriate experiences. Appropriate experiences are those 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, as well as to mode of dress.

One hundred (100) hours of supervised practice in rehab setting under a CRC supervisor.

Practicum Manual – Revised Dec. 2015 (PDF)


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 rehabilitation 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 rehabilitation counselor. This learning process will enable them to provide rehabilitation in a variety of settings. The internship consists of advanced fieldwork in rehabilitation counseling in an off–campus field site placement.

Six hundred (600) hours of supervised practice in rehab setting under a CRC supervisor.

Students must pass the CRC exam in order to get a final grade in their internship.

Internship Manual – Revised Dec. 2015 (PDF)


Deadlines for Practicum and Internship applications are as follows:

  • Fall Semester: June 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Summer Semester: March 15

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.