Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL)

Application: - Orientation meeting:


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Application is no longer required.

Orientation meeting:

All students planning to take internship in Fall must attend an orientation meeting which is held during the Spring. Please check News and Announcements on the counseling Web page for date, time, and location of the meeting.

Course work:

Completion of all your course work prior to your internship experience will enrich your educational journey and is recommended. Completion of the following courses prior to internship is mandatory.

CNS 617: Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

CNS 620 :Laboratory in Counseling Techniques

CNS 622 : Individual Counseling: Theory and Process

CNS 706 : Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Counselors

CNS 680 : Counseling Practicum (Must be completed prior to first day of internship)

Some of the following courses may be taken concurrently with internship.

CNS 629 : Clinical Mental Health Counseling

CNS 623 : Group Process and Practice

CNS 611: Appraisal in Counseling

CNS 604 : Cultural and Social Foundations in Counseling

CNS 624 :Career Development and Information Services

CNS 650 : Case Studies and Interventions

CNS 701-703 : Assessment (1 courses required)

CNS 709 : Psychopharmacology for Counselors

CNS 712 : Theories of Personality and Counseling

ALD 603 : Life Span Development

EDB 601 :Educational Research


Site placement:

A list of previous intern sites is located here.

Interns are primarily responsible for selecting and obtaining the internship site. This is to provide students the opportunity and flexibility to find a site most suited for their unique needs (e.g., geographic location, work requirements, family responsibilities, etc.)

Supervisor Qualifications:


The supervisor must be an Ohio Licensed/Certified School Counselor with at least 2 years of experience as a school counselor.

Site Requirements



Intern must have the opportunity to earn 600 total hours total in two semester. This means 300 (120 direct; 180 indirect) hours per semester. These 600 hours must include 240 direct service hours and 360 indirect service hours. This approximates 20 hours per week on site with 8 direct hours per week.


Intern must be able to record at least 6 counseling. You must have the client and/or guardian sign the Consent to Tape Form before taping the session.

Please check on appropriate dress code for your site. Deep cut tops, overly tight clothing, see through clothing, flip-flops, sweat pants are deemed inappropriate.

Class Requirements

Must attend weekly classes in addition to site requirements.

Course instructors will provide you with additional requirements to complete the practicum.


All students in the program are required to have liability insurance for the duration of practicum. Most professional organizations include liability insurance in their student memberships. Some suggested insurance carriers are:

Some suggested insurance carriers are:

American Counseling Association (ACA)

American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)

Other related professional associations

Insurance companies

Sometimes insurance is covered by the school or agency


Liability insurance obtained for practicum will expire during internship. Please make necessary arrangements to renew in a timely manner

Practicum Forms to be completed:

Form 2- Checklist Form 7 - CMHC Consent Form

To be completed with each counseling student and recording
Form 3- Site Placement Information

Due first day of internship class
Form 8 - Evaluation of intern by Supervisor

Due at the end of Spring internship
Form 4- Learning Contract

Due first day of internship class
Form 9 - Evaluation of site and supervisor
Form 5 - Liability Insurance Form

Due first day of internship class
Form 6 - Log III

Due weekly to instructor or as arranged with instructor


Licensing Requirements CMHC


Please check the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapy Board Web page for required paperwork for Counselor Trainee (CT) status and other paperwork. They require Internship Supervision Evaluation Form to be completed within 30 days of completion of internship. You are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE) during your final semester of classwork.

NOTE: If you are terminated from your internship site, this may be considered an automatic failure to complete internship requirements. You must complete internship successfully, in addition to other coursework, to graduate.



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