This course involves an intensely supervised experience in the student's designated program area at an approved site. Students are required to complete a total of 300 clock hours of addiction counseling and related services, 150 of which are direct client contact hours. While gaining direct service experience with clients, students regularly meet with an approved supervisor. Student counseling performance is evaluated throughout the internship. The student's professional development along with the dynamics of the counseling relationship, diagnosis, treatment, and legal/ethical issues are primary areas of focus.
This Counseling Internship course involves participation in a planned clinical experience in an approved agency or other setting under an approved supervisor. The internship is the culminating experience of the MA licensure programs. The purpose of the Counseling Internship is to provide a supervised, field-based, work experience that allows the student to:
- Further continue to integrate and synthesize counseling theories and techniques.
- Develop more fully the personal qualities, characteristics, and behavior of a professional counselor.
- Develop more advanced clinical reasoning and conceptualization skills.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Meet Hour Requirements
Complete 300 total hours of a supervised clinical training experience, with a minimum of 150 hours required for direct client contact; 25 hours required for individual supervision (IS); 25 hours required for group supervision (GS) and all other hours counted as Related Activities (RA).
- Individual Supervision is a time for the student to meet and go over clients directly with his/her supervisor and only his/her approved supervisor.
- Group supervision will be when a student meets with their approved supervisor and other colleagues at their site discussing clients.
- Related Activities can be office work, telephone calls to clients, writing progress notes, and billing insurance companies. (L.O.: A-G).
- The student can keep track of his/her hours each week using the Liberty University Internship Log provided in Canvas and on the Practicum/Internship website. The student will provide the logs to the onsite supervisor in order for the supervisor to fill out the number of hours completed on the evaluations due at the 4 quarter marks of the semester. It is highly recommended that the student keeps a personal copy of their logs in his/her home records so they are available if requested in the future by the internship office or a state licensure board.
Practical Chapter Review Assignments (3)
For the Practical Chapter Review Assignment of the assigned chapter, the student follow the directions laid out in the "Instructions for Practical Chapter Reviews" document posted in the module and also found in Course Documents. Those guidelines serve as the primary instructions for this assignment; each module will also provide clarification for its specific chapter. The student must remember to address all four sections: Summarize, Respond, Reflect & Act. Each section should be kept to 300 words. This assignment must be submitted as a word document attachment in the link provided.
The student will provide 2 taped 8-10-minute segments of recorded counseling sessions and type a verbatim transcript of each segment, (note: verbatim means word for word, so it includes “umm,” “err” and other filler words). Faculty will provide feedback on this portion of the session.
The purpose of these quizzes is to test the student’s knowledge of the Internship Manual, the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics, The Jungers & Scott textbook readings, and the Thomas readings.
- Quiz: Video Informed Consent Confirmation: This quiz must be completed and the form submitted.
- Quiz: ACA Code of Ethics: The quiz will cover the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics. The student will have no time limit to choose the correct answer for 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions.
- Quiz: Policy: The quiz will test the student’s knowledge of the Addiction Counseling Internship Fieldwork Manual. The student must pass the quiz.
- Quiz: Suicide Risk Assessment and Article: Review the article: Granello, D. (2010). The process of suicide risk assessment: Twelve core principles. Journal of Counseling & Development, 88, 363-370," provided in the module. Respond to the questions based on the article.
- Quizzes: Jungers & Scott (4): The quizzes will cover chapters 4-7 of Jungers & Scott, et al. textbook. The student will choose the correct answer for 5 multiple-choice questions. There is no time limit
- Quizzes: Thomas (3): The quizzes will cover chapters 1, 3, and 4 of Thomas, et al. textbook. The student will choose the correct answer for 5 multiple-choice questions. There is no time limit
Quizzes: Liability Insurance Face Sheet (2)
The student must submit copy of liability insurance at the beginning and end of the semester. This quiz is a file upload with no time limit.
Quiz: Site and Supervisor Information
This quiz is open-book/open notes with 2 short answers with no time limit.
Quiz: Dispositions Reflection
The student will rate him/herself on the nine dispositions required for this program by our accrediting bodies using the provided scale. The final question on the quiz is a self-reflection essay question. This quiz is open-book/open notes with 9 multiple-choice and 1 essay question. There is a 1 hour time limit.
Quiz: State Requirements Checklist
This quiz is a file upload of the State Requirements Checklist with no time limit.
Quizzes: Supervisor Evaluation (2)
The student will download the “Midterm/Final Evaluation” forms found in Course Content and give them to his/her supervisor(s) to complete. The student will then scan the evaluation forms and submit them via the “Assignments” link. The student who does not receive passing evaluations during the course will work with the supervisor and Liberty University internship faculty to develop a plan to correct any deficits. An “F” in the practicum/internship due to unethical or improper behavior at a site results in expulsion from the Center for Counseling and Family Studies.
Quiz: Kaltura Videos
This quiz contains 1 true/false question with no time limit. Please delete any and all videos from Kaltura prior to answering this quiz question.