Types of Master’s Level Training Opportunities at the Counseling Center

Clinical Practicum I and II

The Center staff accepts and trains students enrolled in Clinical Psychology Practicum I and II. Students completing practicum I/II in the Center must work for 10 hours per week for one semester. The 10 hour requirement exceeds that of the Department of Clinical Health Psychology but the staff feels that it is the minimum requirement to provide adequate training. Emphasis is placed on individual counseling and diagnostic skills in this training experience.

Practicum I/II Typical Activities:
Group Supervision Thursdays, 8 - 8:50 A.M. 1 Hour
Peer Supervision Tuesday, 8 - 8:50 A.M. 1 Hour
Individual Supervision   1 Hour
Individual Therapy   5+ Hours
Walk-In Clinic (Intake)   0-1 Hour
Paperwork/Treatment Planning   1-2 Hour
     
*Please note that a training opportunity in Group Therapy is not a part of the 10-hour training experiences for practicum I/II, but may be available as a training experience above and beyond these training basic experiences.

 

Masters-Level Externships

The ASU Counseling Center externships offer an internship training experience. We refer to our advanced Masters Level Trainees as externs in order to distinguish this training from our APA accredited pre-doctoral internship opportunity.

The Center staff accepts and trains masters-level counseling and clinical psychology externs. The externship is a supervised 30 hour placement at the Center for two semesters. This requirement may be longer than is required by the students departments but our staff believes that two full semesters is required to provide adequate training. The emphasis includes training in individual counseling, diagnostics, and intake interviewing. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in specialized training in such areas as substance abuse counseling, group counseling, wellness, biofeedback, outreach, and career counseling. This externship is designed to prepare students to practice as a licensed professional or for doctoral-level training.

Externship Typical Activities:
Group Supervision Thursdays, 8 - 8:50 A.M. 1 Hour
Peer Supervision Tuesday, 8 - 8:50 A.M. 1 Hour
Individual Supervision   2 Hours
Individual Therapy   10+ Hours
Walk-In Clinic (Intake)   0-2 Hours
Paperwork/Treatment Planning   1-3 Hours
Outreach   1-3 Hours
Optional Services (e.g. Peer Career, Group)   0-6 Hours

 

Social Work Field Placement

Students in their second year in the Social Work Masters Program may pursue their field placement in the Counseling Center for 16 hours/week for 2 semesters. The emphasis includes training in individual counseling and diagnostics.

Social Work Field Placement Typical Activities:
Group Supervision Thursdays, 8 - 8:50 A.M. 1 Hour
Peer Supervision Tuesday, 8 - 8:50 A.M. 1 Hour
Individual Supervision   2 Hours
Individual Therapy   8+ Hours
Walk-In Clinic (Intake)   0-1 Hours
Paperwork/Treatment Planning   1-3 Hours
Outreach   1-3 Hours
Optional Services (e.g. Peer Career, Group)   0-6 Hours

 

Psychology Clinic/Counseling Center Combined Externship

This collaboration allows externs to train both at the Psychology Clinic and the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center portion of the training involves 8 supervised hours focusing primarily on individual counseling and diagnostics while the 32 hours at the Psychology Clinic focuses on psychological assessment and will be supervised by a staff member at the Clinic.

Psychology Clinic/Counseling Center Combined Externship
Typical Counseling Center Activities:
Group Supervision Thursdays, 8 - 8:50 A.M. 1 Hour
Individual Supervision   1 Hour
Individual Therapy   4+ Hours
Walk-In Clinic (Intake)   0-1 Hour
Paperwork/Treatment Planning   1-2 Hour

 

Satellite Program Training

The Career Exploration Office offers training programs for students. Policies and procedures for this program is contained in a separate training manual.

Diversity Graduate Assistantship

The diversity graduate assistantship normally completes an externship in the counseling center. The externship includes 30 hours per week for two semesters for counseling and clinical students. During the externship, training focuses on individual counseling/psychotherapy and outreach programming. As the Diversity Graduate Assistant, the extern is also expected to engage in activities that assist the Center in reaching out and providing services to minority students. Specific activities are negotiated but often include targeted outreach programming and groups for special populations.

Non-Clinical Student Development Externship

Student Development students may arrange an externship that is non-clinical in nature. Specific activities are arranged with the Training Director.

Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.

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Boone, NC 28608-2044

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Phone: 828-262-3180
Fax: 828-262-3182

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