Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling & Spiritual Care 

A student plans a program of study in consultation with her or his academic advisor using this as a guide. A student, in conversation with an advisor, must balance program requirements with his or her needs and interests. As you progress through your program, please review your progress on DegreeWorks in If you find any irregularities in the DegreeWorks listing of your progress, please bring this to the attention of your faculty advisor.

Prerequisite Courses-All students must complete the following courses prior to entering into a clinical field placement. 

PCGR 6386 Pastoral Counseling Theories
PCGR 6382 Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling
PCGR 6310 Human Growth and Development
PCGR 6390 Psychopathology and Diagnosis 

Pre-Placement Meeting

Before beginning the search for a field placement, all students must meet with the Clinical Director of Field Placement to discuss readiness for field placement and possible placement options. 

Field Placement Search Process 
Students are responsible for arranging their own field placement, in consultation with the help of the Clinical
Director of Field Placement. The Clinical Director of Field Placement maintains a list of possible field placement site, although students are free to research additional sites on their own. All placement sites and site supervisors must meet the requirements outlined in pp. XX of the handbook. Forms and Procedures 

A. The following forms must be completed and on file with the Clinical Director of Field Placement before you
begin your placement: 
1. Agency Opening Form
2. Contract (if required by field site) 

B. At the end of the first semester of placement, students must complete the Field Placement Site Information Form. (This form will become part of a file available to other 60-credit students who are looking for placements.)
C. The Monthly Hours Worksheet should be filled out, signed by the supervisor, and submitted to the Clinical Director of Field Placement at the end of each month.
D. Clinical Integration Course and Field Placement Seminar 

1. All students in Field Placement are required to attend the monthly Field Placement Seminar for the duration of placement.
2. All students must register for PCGR 7471 and 7472 Clinical Integration during placement.

Hours Requirement
600 total hours, of which 240 must be client contact
1 hour of weekly individual on-site supervision
Student must submit a Monthly Hours Worksheet at the end of each month of the internship Evaluations
Each semester supervisors must submit an evaluation of student’s work during field placement. 

Site Visits
The Clinical Director of Field Placement may make site visits to students’ placement sites near the beginning of placement and at other times as appropriate.
Communication between Clinical Director of Field Placement and Site Supervisor t
The Clinical Director of Field Placement will maintain regular contact with field supervisor throughout a student’s placement.

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