Psych-497 Practicum in Psychology
Provides supervised field experience (40 hours per credit) in a community setting. Requires attendance at class sessions and completion of writing assignments to promote awareness of ethical issues and integration of field experience with psychological knowledge. May be taken for 3-15 credits. Regardless of number of credits taken, this course fulfills one of the required senior-year capstone courses for psychology majors.
Ninety credit hours; Minimum grade of C in Psych-101 General Psychology; Minimum grade of C in Psych-160 Basic Statistics, Minimum grade of C in Psych-281 Experimental Psychology: Methodology, Minimum grade of C- in Psych-282 Experimental Psychology: Applications, AND consent of the instructor.
Offered: Fall and Spring semesters.
Interested students should ...
- read Securing Your Practicum;
- see practicum coordinator for the Psychology Practicum Application;
- make an appointment for your first interview by March 1 for a fall practicum and Oct. 1 for a spring practicum;
- bring the completed application to the interview with the practicum coordinator.
Recent Practicum Placements
- school psychologists, guidance counselors, and other professionals in schools
- community treatment programs for children and youth at risk of psychological disorders
- residential settings for treatment of children and youth with psychological disorders, including substance dependence
- community mental health programs for adults
- state psychiatric hospital for adults
- women’s center
- juvenile probation and youth correctional settings for youth
- community and residential services for senior citizens
Practicum placements must be planned together with the practicum coordinator.