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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum (COUC 698)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Online


*Previously known as 60- Hour Professional Counseling

Application Deadlines

 Deadlines are non-negotiable.

The Fall 2020 Deadline has passed.

  •  Fall 2020: June 15, 2020

Please note: The application portal link opens 3-4 weeks before the deadline

Upcoming Practicum application deadlines:

  • Spring 2021: November 2, 2020
  • Summer 2021: February 15, 2021
  • Fall 2021: June 14, 2021
  • Spring 2022: November 1, 2021
  • Summer 2022: February 14, 2022

The SharePoint portal opens 3-4 weeks before the deadline.

Practicum Manual – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum (COUC 698)

Practicum Course FAQs

Practicum/ Internship Process Overview


All prerequisite courses are non-negotiable and must be successfully completed prior to the start of the Practicum

  • Must have 3.0 cumulative GPA or above by the posted application deadline
  • Complete Prerequisites:
    • Orientation to Counselor Profession Identity & Function (COUC 500)
    • Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling (COUC 501)
    • Human Growth & Development (COUC 502)
    • Multicultural Counseling (COUC 504)
    • Counseling Techniques & the Helping Relationship (COUC 505)
    • Theories of Counseling (COUC 510)
    • Group Counseling (COUC 512)
    • Research & Program Evaluation (COUC 515)
    • Assessment Techniques in Counseling (COUC 521)
    • Psychopathology & Counseling (COUC 546)
    • Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment Planning (COUN 667)*
      • *COUC students can enroll in Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment Planning (COUC 667) as a co-requisite with the Counseling Practicum (COUC 698) only if:
        • they enroll in the Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment Planning (COUC 667) Intensive  that occurs before or in the same month as the start date for the Counseling Practicum (COUC 698).
        • they are enrolled in a B-term online section of Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment Planning, (COUC 667).
          • If a student is enrolled in a D-term online section of COUC 667 the same semester they wish to take Practicum, they will need to switch to a B-term online section or take the intensive version of COUC 667 or they will be denied.

Important note: The Practicum Office cannot guarantee COUC 667 will be offered as an intensive each semester.

Hour and Semester Requirements

Practicum Sites

Supervisor Information

Application Documents

WebEx Faculty Group Supervision

Changing Site and/or Supervisor


International Policy