Practicum and Internship

Practicum Sites

The Department of Counselor Education has approved the following sites at which students may complete their practicum and internships. Please contact the clinical supervisor, Dr. Williams, to discuss sites not listed in the manual.

Practicum and Internship Manual

Apply for Practicum

  • Practicum and Internship are a one-year commitment completed in the final year of your program
  • Begin preparing at least one year to nine months in advance of commencing Practicum
  • You must receive approval from your advisor to apply for Practicum. Please have your advisor complete the Advisor Practicum Approval Form on your behalf. This form can also be found in Pre-Practicum Resource Guide and Check-List. 
  • All Practicum Application materials are to be completed digitally, utilizing the Pre-Practicum Resource Guide and Check-List, included below. 
  • Pre-Practicum Resource Guide and Check-List

Deadlines for Practicum Application

  • Spring Entry: September 15
  • Summer Entry: February 15
  • Fall Entry: April 15

General Clinical and Course Requirements

  • 800 total hours are required for CMHC and MCFC
    • At least 180 direct hours for MCFC Certificate - Marriage, Couple, and Family counseling students, or those working on a certificate or dual degree, will need 180 hours in a marriage and family setting
    • 10-15 hours per week; a total of 200 Practicum hours (40 direct, 160 indirect)
    • 20-25 hours per week; a total of 300 Internship I hours (120 direct, 180 indirect)
    • 20-25 hours per week; a total of 300 Internship II hours (120 direct, 180 indirect)
  • Dual Degree Students
    • Required to take one additional Internship
    • One 400 hour Internship in CMHC, one 400 hour Internship in MCFC, and one 400 hour Internship in CMHC/MCFC (completed during COUN 520)

Background Checks

  • Most sites will require some form of a background check that must be completed before final acceptance
  • You are responsible for any costs related to a background check
  • Stetson does not provide background checks for practicum or internship students
  • Level I background check: FDLE Criminal History Information 
  • Locations for Level II background checks
    • DeLand Police Department
    • Sheriff's Department (Daytona Beach)
    • Local police department where the student resides