January 2024 University Catalog with April Addendum

COUN6321 Mental Health Counseling Clinical Internship 1

This is the first course in a sequence of two clinical internship courses during which learners fulfill 600 total required contact hours in a mental health counseling setting. Of the 600 total hours, learners must complete 240 hours of direct client contact and a minimum of 20 hours of face-to-face contact with the approved site supervisors. Learners also meet weekly via web conferencing for synchronous group supervision meetings with their course instructor. The internship consists of a courseroom experience accompanied by supervised experience in a mental health counseling setting and provides learners with specific clinical skills in interviewing, assessment, intervention, documentation, and consultation with individuals, couples, and/or families. The focus of the internship is on learner professional development and the application of counseling skills under the supervision of site and faculty supervisors. For MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling learners only. Grading for this course is S/NS. It is the learner’s responsibility to research and comply with the specific clinical experience requirements of their states. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.




COUN6301 or COUN6302 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.