The Department of Counseling has a progressive clinical placement program that is well connected with the greater Cleveland mental health community. Students first complete a semester of practicum, where they work with clients for a few hours each week. Then, students complete two more intensive semesters of internship, usually at the same site as their practicum.
Our internship sites include hospitals, mental health clinics, grief support centers, child and adolescent treatment centers, chemical dependency sites, private practices, and residential facilities. The Department is proud to host an internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, the first counseling internship at a VA hospital in the country. We have a premier internship at the Cleveland Clinic with rotations at the outpatient psychology and psychiatry center, employee assistance program, and pain management center. Students participate in finding a site that fits their career interests and competencies. Students are provided with an on-site supervisor, a John Carroll supervisor, as well as an instructor in the internship course. Use of video recording and live observation is encouraged.
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