2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    
    Aug 17, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS in School Counseling Residencies


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Descriptions

Residency 1

In Residency 1, students will develop the skills and multicultural competencies they need for school counseling. Students can also prepare for their practicum and internship and attend faculty and academic advising.

  • Timing: Can be completed after students’ 1st quarter courses; should be completed before the end of the 3rd quarter.
  • Format: Face-to-face workshops and group activities.

Residency 2

Residency 2 explores advanced clinical skill building in addition to continued school counseling skill development. Students will also participate in 10 hours of group work. In addition, they will consult with faculty members and academic advisors about their progress in the program and their preparation for licensure exams.

  • Timing: Can be completed after the students’ 3rd quarter courses; should be completed before the end of the 5th quarter.
  • Format: Face-to-face sessions, including a 10-hour group experience.

Learning Outcomes

Residency 1

At the end of this residency, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic interviewing skills.
  2. Apply multicultural competencies to basic counseling skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking skills of diverse and multicultural perspectives and apply them to counseling practice.
  4. Describe the process of professional identity development.
  5. Provide constructive feedback on others’ counseling skills.
  6. Effectively lead groups and incorporate insight from practice as a member/counselor of a small group.
  7. Utilize feedback to improve performance.
  8. Demonstrate advanced counseling skills.
  9. Describe the process of preparing for field experience.
  10. Prepare for eventual accrual of post-Master’s experience toward licensure.

Residency 2

At the end of this residency, students will be able to:

  1. Provide constructive feedback on others’ counseling skills.
  2. Present research focused on program development that includes components of consultation and evaluation.
  3. Present collaborative research focused on social change.
  4. Effectively lead groups and incorporate insight from practice as a member/counselor of a small group.
  5. Utilize feedback to improve performance.
  6. Demonstrate advanced counseling skills.
  7. Apply multicultural and diversity competencies to advanced counseling skills.
  8. Describe the process of preparing for field experience.
  9. Prepare for state certification or licensure exams.
  10. Prepare for eventual accrual of post-Master’s school counseling experience toward certification or licensure.

 Residency Session Abstracts

Residency Session Abstracts—MS