Academic Catalog 2019-20

CP 5294 Practicum Seminar

Three Seminars are required for the MFT/PCC concentration (a total of 9 units). Practicum Seminars focus on the application, development, and refinement of assessment, counseling, consultation, case management, and client centered advocacy skills in approved practicum sites. Seminars include the applied use of evidence-based treatments in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from culturally and socio-economically diverse populations. Documentation skills and resource utilization will be emphasized. The mode of instruction is designed to foster integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and professional presence. Students will develop written case studies that include assessment with a mini-mental status exam, family history, previous treatment history, medical history, case conceptualization, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, summary documenting the course of treatment, legal and ethical issues, human diversity issues, outcome report, prognosis, and community referrals. Supervision is provided by the on-site supervisor, and the Practicum Seminar provides group consultation and liaison between the University and the on-site supervisor. Students are required to locate their own practicum placements by consultation with the Practicum Director, use of the Practicum Database maintained by the Department of Counseling Psychology, attendance at the Practicum Information Meetings and at the Fieldwork Fair held each year. Prerequisites: 24 units of Counseling Psychology courses including CP 5217, CP 5201, CP 5208, CP 5237, CP 5221. This course is restricted to students In the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program.


3.00 units