Students will receive a foundational curriculum in counseling skills and techniques, diagnoses, assessments, and interventions to meet the needs of culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities. They will be exposed to individual and group treatment modalities and complete a 12-month clinical internship training with a community-based mental health agency. In addition, students will complete a 1-week residency within the first year of the program.
Students provide a minimum of 600 hours of clinical internship experience after completing 100 hours of practicum. Students work in a wide variety of carefully selected clinical settings and engage in on-site clinical supervision. Students meet weekly with a faculty clinical supervisor to discuss experiences in a synchronous seminar format with other graduate students. Students will further hone their skills and evaluate their performance through self-critique and formal clinical case presentations.