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Clinical Field Placement

This program includes 600 hours of supervised clinical placement, in which the student will have the opportunity to develop and practice the skills of working with individuals and groups as a professional counselor. All students in field placement will attend a monthly Field Placement Seminar for the duration of placement.

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 the handbook.

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.

For more information about the clinical field placement requirement for this program, see the M.A. in pastoral mental health counseling section of GRE bulletin.