Post Masters Counseling Internship

This course is for persons who have completed their master’s degree and who are needing to complete academic clinical hours to be eligible to pursue licensure. (Course number- PSY 5453)

Provides 200 hours of supervised experience in a mental health or community agency setting.   In this course students will complete a minimum of 200 site hours, of which, 50 hrs. will be in direct client sessions.  Group counseling hours count toward the required 200 hours of counseling related activities but do not count toward the required fifty (50) counseling sessions.

Because experiential learning is valuable, 20% of the individual sessions can be in the form of co-therapy with the on-site supervisor if appropriate. There must be an on-site supervisor at each placement site. The on-site supervisor must have a master’s degree in counseling or a mental health related field, and be a state licensed professional.  The site supervisor will agree to provide one hour of weekly, individual supervision for the student.  All students will also be supervised by a Trevecca graduate counseling faculty member or doctoral student, who will evaluate and grade the student’s counseling skills. 

Process of Application: (All document information should be typed)

  1. Contact potential sites (Potential Internship Site List).  This is a password protected site: User ID: student,  Password: adams. All sites must be “Approved” prior to beginning the internship.  (See Approval Process if your site is not currently approved.)
  2. Once a site has been secured,  download and complete the Site Summary form , sign and have the site supervisor sign.
  3. Download and complete, with all signatures, the Contract Agreement.
  4. Email both forms to the Clinical Coordinator before the deadline date for the semester you plan to serve.

Deadline dates:     

Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: March 1

Forms submitted past the due date will not be considered.

  1.  Register for the course PSY 5453:  call Kadi at 615-248-1384 for instruction.