Field Experience Information

The clinical counseling field experience involves direct community based training. All field experience information can be found in the field experience manual. The field experience is broken into one Practicum (PY563) course and two to three Internship courses (PY573, PY574, PY575). During this experience, students will be supervised by a CMU instructor and Site supervisor. Practicum is typically held in the summer and lasts eight weeks. During this time, students must undergo 100 hours of training. Internship is held in Fall and Spring semesters. Students are required to document a minimum total of 600 hours. Students may take 2-3 graduate credit hours of Internship per semester, depending on student's needs.

For example, students may break up their Internship hours in to two semesters:

  • 100 training hours x 3 graduate credit hours = 300 training hours x 2 semesters (i.e. Fall Spring) = 600 Internship hours


  • 100 training hours x 2 graduate credit hours = 200 training hours x 3 semesters (Fall,Spring,Summer) = 600 Internship hours

In order to begin at a practicum/internship site, students must have their site approved by CMU. The site supervisor is deemed to be a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist. Students must provide proof of current liability insurance and has completed any other documentation required. Please refer to the field experience check list for all required forms needed in order to begin Practicum and Internship.


Field Experience Forms

Practicum Application

Internship Application

Field Placement Agreement

Site and Student Agreement Form

FERPA and Release for MSCC Form

Field Experience Confidentiality Statement

Counselor-in-Training Evaluation Form

Site Evaluation by Student Form

Field Video/Informed Consent Form

Weekly Log Form(excel)