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Handbook and Forms

On this page you can find the current handbook as well as the forms needed for progression though the graduate counseling program.


Practicum

All students in the Counseling Program are required to complete a practicum experience. The practicum experience is an introductory supervised experience in counseling in a laboratory setting. Multiple prerequisite courses are in place to prepare students for their practicum experience, and the experience itself is structured in a way that supports and scaffolds student learning.

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Oral Examination

The Oral Examination is designed to be a final assessment of student knowledge of fundamental elements of clinical mental health practice that have been the core of the clinical training received in the Counseling Program. The requirements are outlined more specifically in the Oral Examination Case Study Guidelines and Directions, which can be below. A link is also provided to an overview of the Oral examination protocol.

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Portfolio

The School Counseling Portfolio is designed to be a comprehensive assessment of student knowledge and engagement in school counseling practice. It is consistent with the Vermont Agency of Education Level 1 Licensure Portfolio requirements and draws primarily from the internship experiences as well as a few other course assignments that are the core of the training received in the Counseling Program.

The format of the Portfolio is outlined in the Portfolio Guidelines, which can be found below: Below are links to the school counseling portfolio overview, Guide to organizing your portfolio and a sample portfolio.

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Internship

All students in the Counseling Program are required to complete an internship experience in either a school or a clinical mental health site. The internship experience is a vital component of counselor training. Multiple prerequisite courses are in place to prepare students for their internship experience, and the experience itself is structured in a way that supports and scaffolds student learning.

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Information

You must discuss placement options with your advisor before contacting any site.

Counseling Program Internship site resources are for matriculated Counseling Students only.

Items needed before you begin your practicum/internship:

  • Register for assigned practicum/internship class.
  • Attend the practicum/internship orientation on December 9th, 2010, 11:00am to 1:00 pm, Mann Hall. Please invite your site supervisor(s) to attend with you.
  • Signed original contract to Counseling Program Staff
  • Resume on file for your site supervisor.
    • Check with Counseling Program Staff to be sure a current resume is on file, otherwise you'll need to request a short form resume showing education, current employment and license information. The resume may be e-mailed to sbigelow@uvm.edu as an attachment.
  • Proof of insurance from ACA or ASCA. If you do not have proof, contact the insurer and have them fax a copy to the Counseling Program office - 802-656-3173.
Associated forms

 

General Program Forms

The counseling program faculty and staff make every effort to document changes and modifications made in any student’s program of study. Forms associated with changes and modifications of study plans can be found in this section

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Ethical Guidelines

All counseling students are expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Professionalism includes abiding by all of the standards and ethical expectations of the profession and following all of the policies and accepted practices at the Counseling Program and UVM. Here are links to core ethical guidelines used in the profession.

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Last modified January 21 2014 01:40 PM

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