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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS6887
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-01-18
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-09-28
  2. Department: Psychological & Social Foundations
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 17250000
  5. Contact Person: Debbie Osborn
  6. Phone: 9749932
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MHS
  9. Number: 6887
  10. Full Title: Internship in Career and College Counseling
  11. Credit Hours: 3-6
  12. Section Type: I - Internships (Including Practicum)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Internship: Career Counseling
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites: MHS 6800; MHS 6006; MHS 6200; MHS 6340; MHS 6341; MHS 6400; MHS 6420; MHS 6509; MHS 6700; EDF 6481
  23. Corequisites: MHS 6601
  24. Course Description: Field experience (1 semester full-time or 2 semesters of part time participation) in career and/or college counseling and related activities of a public or private career center or college center/site/agency. It is restricted to counseling students.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: According to CACREP (our accreditation body for counseling), our career counseling program must have an internship that is separate from our school and mental health internships.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is typically the culmination experience of the career counseling program. It is required for graduation. Students in the career counseling track are required to complete this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No - students in career counseling have previously registered for the mental health internship, but this is no longer acceptable per CACREP.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Counseling, Counseling Psychology or related field, preferably with an emphasis/training/experience in career counseling.
  29. Objectives: The primary objective of the internship is for students to acquire competence in the skills required by the work role of a career counselor. The internship requires that students demonstrate effective skills in:

    1. Providing individual and group counseling services from the beginning of the career counseling relationship to termination;

    2. Verbal communications that are clear and concise in daily interactions with coworkers and other professionals;

    3. Effective consultation with professionals and during team meetings;

    4. Educating clients on issues such as career exploration, managing transitions, and job search;

    5. Effective referral skills;

    6. Writing reports required by the site supervisor including progress notes and written client records (where appropriate);

    7. Demonstrating computer skills for work processing, software application and the search of databases and online career resources;

    8. Skills in developing and maintaining a counseling relationship;

    9. Articulating and practicing from a career counseling approach that is consistent with personal values and theoretical beliefs;

    10. Accurately identifying client concerns and issues;

    11. Matching client readiness with appropriate career interventions;

    12. Incorporating a multicultural perspective to understand a clientís worldview, values, family structure and behavioral norms;

    13. Appropriately using valid and reliable assessment instruments.

    14. Make recommendations for clients based on available data;

    15. Develop a career learning plan;

    16. Provide information to a group through a presentation or workshop; and

    17. Demonstrate a willingness and ability to evaluate professional effectiveness.

  30. Learning Outcomes: The primary purpose of the career counseling internship is to provide students with experiences relevant to the role of career counseling. Students are required to be at the internship site every weekday during regular hours of operation (approximately 40 hours per week). Students are expected to complete 600 hours (with a minimum of 240 hours of direct service) during this semester.

    The internship is the culmination of the academic preparation to become a professional counselor. It provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate and improve knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through a full-time career counseling experience for 1 semester. The experience includes counseling and related employment activities of a professional career counselor. The internship ideally provides a supervised learning experience to meet the needs and goals of the student while providing a service to the career counseling site.

    The specific learning objectives are outlined in the extensive student evaluation that is a component of the internship experience, specifically in the following counseling competencies: individual counseling, career counseling, group counseling, diversity, assessment and diagnosis, ethics/professionalism.

  31. Major Topics: The majority of this course is at a career counseling site. Topics may vary depending on the activities and career counseling issues experienced by the students.
  32. Textbooks: Internship Manual

    Niles, S. G., Goodman, J., & Pope, M. (2001). The Career Counseling Casebook: A resource for practitioners, students and counselor educators. National Career Development Association: Author.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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