Successful graduation of the MACP degree includes completing a Practicum Internship Experience.
Students will engage in a comprehensive counseling experience to demonstrate competency in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental health issues and family or relational struggles. This supervised experience will include face to face counseling of individuals, couples, families, or groups and will integrate theory, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, documentation of services, treatment plans, progress notes, and proper evaluation and follow up. Counseling experiences will consider trauma and abuse experiences, dysfunctions, healthy functioning, health promotion, illness prevention, including family involvement and connecting people with resources in their community. Students will be evaluated by a local site supervisor and the academic professor of practicum to meet set competency expectations in order to successfully complete practicum. Students have the option of completing practicum requirements at a drug/alcohol facility for the purpose of pursuing a certification in drug and alcohol counseling concurrent with the degree pursuing MFT or LPCC licensure. Students must complete a minimum of 280 hours of face-to-face counseling experience with the exception of allowing no more than 75 hours to be from client advocacy as defined by the CA BBS for MFT emphasis. Practicum is a pass/fail class and is assessed through a Supervisor Evaluation Form and review of competency-based assignments.
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