TO: Cooperating Agency/School Supervisor
FROM: Janet L. Muse-Burke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
RE: Field Placement
Thank you for your willingness to consider providing a supervised practicum experience for a graduate student in Mental Health Counseling/School Counseling at Marywood University. The purpose of this letter is to outline the requirements for Applied Practices II, which is the student's initial field placement experience in the Mental Health Counseling/School Counseling program. It is expected that this supervised field placement will provide the student with the first opportunity to do direct clinical work as well as become familiar with various other professional counseling activities.
Over the course of the 15-week semester, the Applied Practices II student is expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours in the supervised field placement. Additionally, the student must have 40 direct client contact hours. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the direct client contact hours may be group counseling or, in the case of a school placement, classroom guidance activities. A practicum student can be a meaningful addition to your staff, in that he or she can be expected to provide individual and group counseling on a limited basis and under direct supervision. You can maximize the effectiveness of the student and enhance her or his professional development by:
Your willingness to contribute to the professional development of future professional counselors is sincerely appreciated. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this field placement experience, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Janet Muse-Burke at (570) 348-6211 ext. 2367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psychology & Counseling Department | McGowan Center, Rooms 1032 & 1034
Grad: (570)348-6226 | Undergrad: (570)348-6270 | Fax: (570)340-6040
Questions about the Psychology Program to Dr. Estelle Campenni at email@example.com.
Questions about the Counseling Program to Dr. Jennifer Barna at firstname.lastname@example.org.