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Practicum & Internship

The application deadline for Summer 2019 placement is March 1, 2019
The processes of practicum/internship can be overwhelming!   But don't worry!   We are here to help!   This webpage has been created help answer commonly asked questions.  Still have questions?   Watch the following Q & A video.  Click here to start or contact your advisor.

The following steps are required and verified to be complete. 
Step 1: Becoming Familiar with the Practicum/Internship Process
Step 2: Pre-Requisites.   Click HERE for a full list.
Step 3: Finding a Practicum/Internship Site?  Click HERE for a map of practicum/internship sites (CMH and SC)
Step 4: Practicum/Internship Application
Step 5: Documentation of Experiences
Step 6: Post-Experience Evaluation
Step 7: For Clinical Mental Health Counseling Students ONLY: LPCA Application

Step 1: Becoming Familiar with the Practicum/Internship Process

It is VERY IMPORTANT to familiarize yourself with the Practicum/Internship Handbook.  It will answer many of your questions.  Click HERE to view the handbook

Step 2: Pre-Requisites

All pre-requisites must be met prior to practicum/internship placement.  You can check this information via DegreeWorks or by talking with your advisor.  Any pre-requisites not met will delay your application process.  Click HERE for a complete listing.

Step 3: Finding a Site?

DO NOT contact any sites without prior approval.  EKU must approve the site as some are not appropriate or do not have counselors with the right credentials, etc.  Click HERE for a full list of approved sites.  ALL Clinical Mental Health Counseling placements will be approved by Dr. Angela Spiers, Clinical Coordinator.  All School Counseling placements will be approved by Dr. Charles Myers, School Counseling Coordinator.

NOTE:  If you know a potential practicum/internship site that is not listed in our database, please contact your program's clincial coordinator.  We are always looking for new sites to serve the needs of our students.

Once the site is approved by the clinical coordinator, it is the student's responsibility to contact the site to inquire about practicum positions. (Kind of like searching and applying for a job.)  When a site is found, complete the paperwork found on the Department website.  Be sure to list the name and license number of the site supervisor.  You will receive an email to schedule a time to discuss your placement with the clinical coordinator.  Please be patient as this can take some time to verify information. 
Some schools/agencies require a State Police or FBI criminal background check prior to starting work. This can take up to six (6) weeks.  If required,  it is the student’s responsibility to verify and obtain a background check with the intended site at least two months prior to starting practicum/internship.

Step 4: Practicum/Internship Application

Complete all of the following forms online and submit via email to
Practicum/Internship Forms
1. Practicum/Internship Application and Agreement
2. Practicum/Internship at Place of Employment Verification Form (If you are currently employed at your placement site, please complete this form)
3. Proof of Insurance  (You will not be allowed to begin practicum/internship without proof of insurance.)
4. Site and Site Supervisor Information and Guidelines for Supervision
5. School Counselor Summer Internship Application (Note: School Counseling Internships are not permitted during the summer months because schools are not typically in session during this time.  It is only accepted under extenuating circumstances.)

 Step 5: Documentation of Experiences

(to be completed during EACH semester of Practicum/Internship)
The following forms will be used to document your Practicum/Internship experience.  Please keep copies of these for your professional records.  The office is unable to provide copies.
  1. Counselor-in-Training Disclosure/Informed Consent Form
  2. Permission to Record Form
  3. Internship Summary Sheet and Counseling Log form
  4. Activity Hours Log Form
  5. Midterm Evaluation
  6. Final Evaluation
  7. Professional Counseling Performance Evaluation

Step 6: Post experience Site Evaluation

 (to be completed after EACH semester of Practicum/Internship)
Complete the Site Evaluation form at the end of your Practicum/Internship experience.
Site Evaluation Form

Step 7: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Students ONLY: LPCA Application

 (to be completed during the LAST semester of Internship)
This is a form you will complete to apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA).  Application for Licensure as an LPCA
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