The Clinical Practicum (COUN 5689) course experience is completed under the direct supervision of a Professional Counseling Program faculty member, either at the Assessment & Counseling Clinic on the San Marcos campus, or in the Counseling Practicum Clinic on the Round Rock campus.
Prior to enrolling in Clinical Practicum, students are required to apply to be admitted into the course. Applications are tailored to the courses offered each semester, and students rank order preferences of each section. Along with this choice, students are also to provide documentation of their clinical evaluations from previous classes, amount of degree completion through a degree audit, and a personal statement regarding their clinical skill development.
Students are not able to register for this course without first being assigned to a section by the Practicum/Internship Coordinator (Dr. Tracy Chiles), and permitted into the course by the Program Administrative Assistant. Students are notified when these steps have been completed and when they are able to register for their assigned course section. Do not attempt to register for a section if you have not been authorized to do so.
NOTE: These applications are also used to determine how many sections of Clinical Practicum will be needed for each semester. If adjustments to sections are needed (e.g., sections needing to be added or deleted), students may be asked to re-rank section selections based on adjusted sections. Dr. Chiles will notify all applicants if this happens.
|♦ Spring 2023 Practicum Application ♦|
|♦ Wed 8/31/22 - Wed 9/7/22 ♦||
Time limited applications
♦ Wednesday August 31, 2022 - Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 5pm ♦
See note below ...
!! Failure to submit an application during the application window may result in your being placed on a wait list. Section assignment for Spring 2023 CANNOT be assured for those placed on the wait list.
SUMMER 2022 & FALL 2022 APPLICATION CYCLE:
You will be submitting 2 applications during this cycle if a situation below applies to you:
* If you are applying for Clinical Practicum for Summer 2022, YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT an application for Internship for Fall 2022 during this same application period.
* If you are applying for your first Internship semester for Summer 2022, YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT an application for your second Internship semester for Fall 2022 during this same application period.
[If you are applying for your first Internship semester for Fall 2022, you will not need to apply for anything else except for Internship at this time. The application cycle for Spring 2023 Internship will be available in late 2022.]
Clinical Practicum Manual
- Liability Insurance covering duration of the semester
- Group Co-Facilitator Agreement