Deadlines are non-negotiable.
The Spring 2019 deadline has passed (Nov. 5, 2018)
Upcoming Practicum application deadlines:
Practicum (COUC 998)
Minimum Practicum Hours 100:
Types of sites that can typically be approved for practicum fieldwork:
*A potential school site must provide mental health services to elementary, middle, and/or high school-aged students. The site must use approved informed consent and maintain records of counseling sessions.
**A potential church site must be an established church counseling center or services that use approved informed consent and maintains client records of counseling sessions.
Traditional site: A site offering traditional counseling services which address general population counseling needs of individuals, couples, and families. A traditional site is one which is not limited in its scope of practice to a counseling specialization requiring certification standards.
Disclaimer: For students who own their own private practice, we do not approve non-traditional counseling services (i.e. intensives, adventure, equestrian, alternative therapies, etc.)
Students are allowed a maximum of two supervisors. Discuss the supervisor responsibility list with potential supervisors.
Practicum (COUC 998): Practicum Application Process
All approval documents must be submitted to the Ph.D. Practicum Office through the SharePoint submission portal prior to the deadline listed above. No late documents will be accepted without the permission of the Director of Clinical Training. Submission of the below forms does not mean automatic acceptance of the proposed site and/or supervisor; they must be approved first. Liberty University must validate that the student's proposed site will provide a good educational experience and that it has adequate oversight and safeguards built in to ensure an appropriate clinical environment.
Due to the potential time required in locating a site and supervisor, students are encouraged to begin looking for a site and supervisor three to four months prior to the application submission deadline set by the Practicum/Internship Office.
Submit all the required approval paperwork through the online submission portal by the application deadline.
After your documents have been approved, you will receive an official approval email with your approved start date for earning hours. Upon approval, the Ph.D. Practicum Office will manually register you for the course.
Students will submit three different time preferences for WebEx Faculty Group Supervision. This is an initial inquiry as to time availability. Our office cannot guarantee a specific day and time WebEx Faculty Group Supervision. Class will be held at a mutually agreeable time as determined by the professor.
Students are allowed to switch site(s) and supervisor(s), add an additional site or supervisor or drop a site or supervisor during their Practicum experience.
Disclaimer: If there is a change in the Site Director that is listed on the Site Information Form, our office will only need an updated Site Information Form with the new individual’s name and title. You will need to submit the updated Site Information Form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.