Our program trains master's level practitioners the foundational clinical skills that are applicable to a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient job settings, including: Hospitals Community Mental Health Agencies Rehabilitation centers Substance-abuse treatment facilities Gerontology programs University Counseling Centers Practicum Students are required to complete 2 practica, PSY 6900 & 6910 (Clinical Practicum courses I & II (6 credits) and 600 hours of supervised clinical field experience—at least 40% should be direct client contact hours— during the Fall and Spring of their second year of study. Students should expect to be at their practicum site for approximately 15-20 hours per week. Practicum experiences provide an opportunity gain practical clinical skills in applying academic training. Students will work as clinicians under supervision in approved clinical settings during two semesters. Each student is assigned to an on-site licensed mental health supervisor who arranges for and supervises the student’s clinical experience. The specific clinical work varies somewhat depending on the mission of the agency but may include individual therapy, group therapy, assessment, case conference, documentation and report writing, and individual supervision hours. Students are expected to work closely with our practicum coordinator, Dr. Uzma Ali, to secure a practicum site during the Spring semester of their first year. On-site supervision must be provided by a licensed psychologist or a licensed master’s level clinician (e.g., LPC, LMHC, or LCSW).