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Practicum and Internship Experience

As part of the Counseling Program requirements, students will engage in a one-year clinical experience that will include one semester of Practicum and two semesters of Internship. Students will complete a minimum of 100 hours at their practicum site and a minimum of 600 hours over two semesters at their internship site. These requirements are in alignment with CACREP standards and most state licensure boards. Students from states that require more hours from their Practicum and Internship courses may obtain them while in these courses. Students pursuing the Clinical Mental Health specialization may choose sites such as mental health centers, hospitals, addiction clinics, college counseling centers, governmental institutions, etc., while students pursuing the School specialization will find a site in public or private school. 

Students are responsible for finding a site in their local area. Once a student finds a site and substantiates the site’s willingness to hire them as an intern, the student will contact the Practicum and Internship Coordinator to begin the process of completing a Memorandum of Understanding between ULM and the site. The Practicum and Internship Application is below. 

Practicum / Internship Coordinator 

The role of the Practicum/Internship (P&I) Coordinator is to organize all matters related to the Practicum and Internship courses related to finding clinical sites and schools, creating Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with sites, and resolving conflicts between clinical and school sites and students. Other specific responsibilities are as follows:

The current P&I Coordinator is Dr. Thomas Foster and the current P&I Assistant is Lyndsay Mathews. Please contact Dr. Foster at tfoster@ulm.edu or Lyndsay Mathews at mathewl@warhawks.ulm.edu if you have any questions.