This course is a stand-alone course and cannot be taken simultaneously with any other courses. The course involves supervised professional activities in guidance and counseling. Students will be involved in the practice of school counseling at the educational level of interest. Major emphasis is placed on the integration of theoretical and conceptual principles as well as professional and personal skill development. Legal and ethical issues related to school counseling such as confidentiality, duty to warn, informed consent, and dual relationships will also be examined. Students must complete another fifty hours in addition to the fifty hours completed in CSL6870 to meet two-thirds of the state requirement of one hundred sixty hours of field experience. Students explore research-based trauma-sensitive practices and strategies to assist students, teachers, and parents in school settings. Students demonstrate expertise in conducting individual counseling with school-age individuals during field practice. Students demonstrate competence in case conceptualization through completion of a study focused on concerns such as: cultural issues, trauma challenges, gender bias, incarcerated parents, and/or other current socio-cultural issues.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of CSL6870.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN: