Practicum

The Marital and Family Therapy program contains two separate traineeships which are contracted by the department to meet the educational, geographic, and specific interests of the student. The first year traineeship consists of sixteen hours per week while the second year traineeship involves twenty hours each week. In both settings on-site clinical supervision and art therapy supervision are provided and the student is able to accumulate up to 840 hours with 420 direct client contact hours toward licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Individual, family and group therapy are included in the training experience. These traineeships are designed to foster student growth by allowing for the development and practice of clinical skills. Supervisors work under contract with our department to closely monitor and support the clinical training of our students while they are gaining their trainee hours in the practicum setting.

Supervisors are chosen from both our alumni and the staff of agencies where our students are placed for traineeships.

Selected list of agencies where past students have received their practicum training: