May 29, 2024  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CMHC 686 - Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The purpose of the internship course to help students implement counseling skills into counseling practice.  This course is designed to provide a supportive, structured learning environment for acquiring clinical experience, developing and enhancing professional competencies. The internship is a time to build a framework of new professional counseling skills on a foundation of the material learned in the program courses. Over the course of their Internship experiences students are required to complete a minimum of 600 clock hours, of which at least 240 are direct client contact.  Course topics include but are not limited to counseling skills; record keeping; legal and ethical issues; collaboration techniques; developing and evaluating programs/interventions for clients.

Prerequisites & Notes
COUN 622, COUN 634, COUN 631, COUN 614, COUN 613, COUN 625, COUN 629, CMHC 601, CMHC 682

Credits: 1-12