May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 APU Catalog 
    
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PY 69600 - Practicum


(2) (variable) Students will work with clients in a community placements to practice foundational counseling skills under the supervision of a licensed practicing professional. Students will work with the Director of Counseling Training and the site supervisor to develop practicum training plans outlining learning objectives for each practicum. There is an emphasis on establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the recipients of psychological services; developing evidence-based intervention plans specific to the service delivery goals; and, implementing interventions informed by the current scientific literature, assessment findings, diversity characteristics, and contextual variables. As part of the practicum requirements, students will typically attend weekly group supervision, provided by APU faculty in addition to other practicum requirements. Students in the MSCP and PsyD programs will need to complete a minimum total of six credits of practicum; the class may be retaken as needed to meet program credit requirements. Prerequsites: PY61500 - Counseling Skills and Theories  PY 64000 - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning , and PY 60900 - Ethics of Professional Practice   Offered Fall/Spring/Summer. The course has the potential to touch on APA’s Profession Wide Competencies, #1 through #7.



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