The Irving FAC staff provides practicum students in master’s or doctoral programs with quality experiences in family, couple, individual, play therapy and group counseling. The staff makes every effort to facilitate growth and skill acquisition through training seminars and through individual and group supervision.
Prospective interns are expected to have completed courses covering an introduction to counseling, a clinical training course, abnormal psychology and counseling theories. Additional courses in family, couple or group treatment modalities can be beneficial. The university practicum coordinator or the student’s department advisor must recommend a student for placement at the FAC. A personal interview with the agency’s clinical staff is required. Background checks will be performed on all acceptable interns prior to making a formal offer of acceptance and a criminal record could eliminate a student from further consideration.
All students are expected to verbally contract to a minimum of two consecutive semesters at the FAC unless other arrangements are made with the agency director in advance. University-affiliated students are required to give approximately 16 to 20 hours per week for two semesters, with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
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