School Counseling Field Experience

Field Practicum and Internship Placement Options

School Counseling

Clinical Mental Health

In the School Counseling option, we place students in public schools, K-12, throughout Central Oregon, for their practicums and internships. Placements are secured by the educational placement coordinator who works with local districts to identify potential placement opportunitites. The coordinator will work with students to introduce and finalize their placements in the elementary, middle and high schools with our district partners. In the Clinical Mental Health option, we place students in local agencies throughout Central Oregon, for their practicums and internships. Placements are secured by Erika Myers, the counseling clinic director and intern placement coordinator, who works with local agencies to identify potential placement opportunities. The coordinator will work with students to introduce and finalize their placements in the agencies that serve those in our community.

Professional Development Schools Practicum Model
Graduate students in the School Counseling option complete their practicum in the Professional Development Schools (PDS) model. In the PDS model, local K-12 schools partner with higher education to provide a practicum on site. Graduate students learn through participation in experiences that meet the needs of the school and are coordinated with graduate learning goals.

The PDS model promotes counseling students’ multi-cultural and social justice competencies, particularly social justice advocacy when implemented in urban and underserved communities. Students learn the school culture, facilitate classroom guidance lessons, small support and educational groups, and provide one-on-one individual academic and personal/social support.

Practicum students are supervised by university faculty who remain at the schools throughout the day.

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OSU-Cascades Counseling Clinic

Our state-of-the-art clinic provides students with the opportunity to counsel clients while supervised by faculty.

The Clinical Mental Health option also offers practicums and internships in agencies serving a host of different ages and populations. A few examples are (click on links to review):

Best Care Treatment Services

Bridges Academy

Deschutes County Behavioral Health

Juniper Mountain Counseling

New Priorities Family Services

Sage View Psychiatric Center, St. Charles Health System

Saving Grace

School Counseling Site Supervisors
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Site Supervisors
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