2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Field Experience in Counselor Education and Supervision


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Doctoral Practicum

The focus of this course is on the practicum, which is an essential component of applied professional training. Students complete a supervised doctoral-level practicum of a minimum of 100 hours in counseling, of which 40 hours must be in direct service with clients. This experience allows students to develop advanced counseling skills while under supervision.

Students communicate with the class and the practicum instructor at least twice a week during the quarter to discuss cases and present videos of student-client sessions.

The nature of the doctoral-level practicum experience is to be determined in consultation with program faculty and/or the Office of Field Experience.

Doctoral Internship

The internship provides Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision students with supervised experiences in counselor education and supervision (for example, clinical practice, research, and teaching).

Students complete a 600-clock-hour, supervised doctoral-level internship. The internship includes most of the activities of a regularly employed professional in the setting. This experience allows Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision students an opportunity to integrate their professional knowledge and skills, and to continue their development in specialization areas.

The nature of the doctoral-level internship experience is to be determined in consultation with program faculty and/or the Office of Field Experience.