The second internship experience offers 30 hours of classroom-based group clinical supervision in support of 125 hours of fieldwork in an approved clinical setting. The student assumes increased responsibility culminating in substantial use of the fundamental skills of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, record keeping, and consultation in direct contact with clients/patients. A greater understanding of available treatment resources is accomplished via an inspection of the statewide continuum of care. (Prerequisites: AD 296 with a grade of C or higher and permission of the program coordinator of Addiction Counseling or the department chair of Human Service)
The student will also complete an interview with the practicum coordinator the semester prior to the first scheduled practicum. Special requests regarding practicum entrance may be brought to the department chair by the student. Review of the requests will be made by the department faculty and special exemptions may be made for entrance into the practicum.