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1 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship Orientation Department of Counseling and Human Services January 17, Presented by: Jack McWay, Ph.D. and Marsha Riggio, Ph.D.

2 Agenda Key Internship Personnel Purpose of Internship Orientation Internship Program Academic Honesty and Professional Integrity Internship Sites Key Information Required TK20/Experiential Learning Community (ELC) Questions 2

3 Key Internship Personnel 3 Jack McWay, Ph.D. Internship Director Licensed Psychologist Oversees the program and is also available to assist students, faculty and site supervisors in matters beyond the scope of the Experiential Learning Coordinator. Students should also contact their advisor if they have questions. Marsha Boveja Riggio, Ph.D., LPC, NCC Experiential Learning Coordinator Helps to clarify questions and offers guidance to students, faculty and site supervisors.

4 Purpose of Internship Orientation This orientation provides detailed information about preparations, requirements and guidelines for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) internship experience. This orientation complements the CMHC Internship Manual and Program Manual. 4

5 Internship Program Credits: Must have 42 credits in the CCC/CMHC program including all core and lab courses to begin internship. Course Registration : Plan to register for the same section (fall/spring); there are no waitlists. Registration is for the supervision class experience and the field placement. Six/Twelve Credit Internship Courses: A 6 credit internship is 3 credits and 300 internship hours each semester for a total of 600 hours. A 12 credit internship is 6 credits and 500 internship hours each semester for a total of 1000 hours. Internship Information: Submit and upload online via CCC/CMHC Internship TK20 program Paid/work Internships; Paid internships can begin only a month prior to the internship cycle. Students are not allowed to use their jobs as internship sites. 5

6 Internship Program cont. Site Requirements: –Establish internship schedule with the site supervisor –Begin after the first internship class meeting of the fall semester –Meet with 4 -7 clients a week for at least 50 minutes in length –Submit audio or video recordings, present case studies, and facilitate a counseling group –Maintain activity log that is signed by licensed site supervisor Purchase and Read: The Counselor Intern’s Handbook. Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). The CPCE is a mandatory exam that is required of all counseling master degree candidates in order to graduate.

7 Internship Program, cont. Clinical Hour Requirements: Conduct 600/1000 hours of counseling and related activities for six/twelve academic credits: –Face-to-Face (Direct) Hours – 125/ hours: 125 hours (4-5 clients a week for 30 semester weeks) hours: 210 hours (7 clients a week for 30 semester weeks). –Individual Supervision Hours – 30 –Group Supervision Hours – 15 –Adjunctive (Indirect) hours – 430/ hours: 430 hours 1000 hours: 770 hours crisis intervention, referral, intake assessment, leadership in self- help group, consultation, guidance counseling, rehabilitation counseling, hospice and grief, school guidance counseling, career counseling, hypnotherapy, play therapy. 7

8 Academic Honesty and Professional Integrity The CMHC program expects integrity in all aspects of academic and professional work from its students. The ultimate responsibility for understanding and adhering to the Academic Honesty and Professional Integrity Policy lies with the student. In addition to the School of Education academic integrity policies, the CMHC requires that: Students will exhibit integrity in fulfilling the requirements of the internship, including truthful reports of their activities, specifically around clinical hours. All papers, case presentations, or other individual projects will be the students own work. Students will exhibit integrity in their interactions with partners and members of groups assigned to collaborative projects. Throughout and at the end of the internship year, students must demonstrate proficiency, at the novice clinician level, in the following skill areas: –Clinical, Ethical and Legal, Professionalism, Personal Development 8

9 Internship Sites Best Site for You: See Chapter One in The Counselor Intern’s Handbook to help you reflect on the types of people you enjoy working with, where you would like to work after graduation and what populations you want to serve. Qualifying Sites: The minimum requirement for a site to be accepted as an internship placement includes providing therapy opportunities, meeting required clinical and supervision hours, having a primary licensed supervisor, providing a thorough orientation to the agency, and evaluating the intern’s competencies at least once a semester. 9

10 Internship Sites cont. Finding a Site –Attend internship orientation and read the CMHC Internship Manual. –Prepare a resumé and cover letter. –Begin your search with JHU’s list of approved sites. –Apply to several sites. –Enter and upload your documentation into TK20 –Keep in mind that the program provides a list of internship sites that have been approved as internship places. The program updates this list on an ongoing basis. However, sites may change polices at any time without informing the university. The CMHC program is not responsible for changes in sites that result in their lack of eligibility as internship sties. Students are responsible for following up with sites in regards to the fulfillment of university requirements.

11 Key Information January 23, 2012 –Student Information Form March 30, 2012 –Course Eligibility Information –Site Information and Approval Information –Student’s Resume –On-Site Supervisor’s Resume July 15, 2012 –Liability Insurance November 30, 2012 –Supervisor Evaluation of Student –Activity Log/Documentation of Clinical Hours April 30, 2013 –Supervisor Evaluation of Student & Student Evaluation of Supervisor –Activity Log/Documentation of Clinical Hours 11

12 TK20 April 30, Tk20 is our Department of Education campus-wide assessment, management, and reporting system and will allow for a single-source, seamless view of the all our internship documentation. -You will receive a TK20 link with registration, password, and directional information in mid/late February.

13 Experiential Learning Community (ELC) ELC is where you will submit your Student Information Form by Monday, have access to internship information, and stay informed about current events. Register to become a part of ELC, & ALERTS Login to ELC, 13

14 Experiential Learning Community (ELC) cont. Access Internship Website/Documentation Information (see old forms) –Go to Internship Site via “Internship Tab” in ELC or go to for the actual website. 14

15 Experiential Learning Community (ELC) cont. –Click on: Programs/Clinical –Download manual, internship sites, required internship information via old forms and other documents 15

16 Student Information Form 16

17 Questions? 17


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