CPSY 619 - Fieldwork Practicum (1)

100 hour initial practicum orienting the pupil personnel services candidate to the work of the school counselor in K-12 public schools or community colleges. Candidates learn legal and practical differences between the role of a school counselor and a therapist; compare and contrast counseling roles at the elementary, middle, secondary, and post secondary levels; learn the role and responsibilities of all school personnel on site and at the district level, and participate in school-based meetings under the supervision of an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.