3. UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED SUPERVISE
D CLINICAL PRACTICUM, INTERNSHIP OR FIELD EXPERIENCE
You must complete at least 700 hours of universit
y-sponsored supervised clinical practicum, internship, or field
experience that includes at least 280 hours of direct clinical services as required in the accrediting standards of
CACREP for mental health counseling programs.
If you completed fewer than 700 practicum/internship hours in your master’
s program, this requirement may be met
outside the university setting by completing supervised practice experience that meets the CACREP standards below
and is under the supervision of a qualified supervisor or equivalent.
Document non-university experience on the Graduate-Level Practicum, Internship, or Field Experience Verification
Form for M
ental Health Counseling found at https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/forms/mhc-graduate-
practicum-form.pdf. You cannot begin your post-master’s supervision experience until you meet the 700 hours of
practicum/internship requirement. The accrediting standards of CACREP for these hours are:
At least 280 of these hours must be in direct service
with actual clients that contributes to the development of
counseling skills, including experience leading groups.
An average of one hour per week of individual and/or triadic supervision.
The opportunity to become familiar with a vari
ety of professional activities and resources in addition to direct
service (e.g., record ke
eping, assessment instruments, supervision, referral, staff meetings, etc.).
The opportunity to develop prog
ram-appropriate audio/video recordings for use in supervision or to receive
live supervision of the applicant’s interactions with clients.
Evaluation of counseling performa
nce throughout the practicum/internship, including a formal evaluation
after the completion of the practicum/internship hours.
An official of the school (Dean, Department Chair) which awarded your gradu
ate degree must provide a letter on
university letterhead verifying that the supervised practicum/internship was completed in accordance with CACREP
standards. The practicum letter should also include the following:
a. Course Title(s) of Practicum/Internship/Field Experience
b. Course Number(s)
School or Site Where Experience was Completed
d. Dates of Practicum/Internship or Field Experience
e. Total Number of Clock Hours Completed
f. Total Number of Direct Client Service Hours Completed
4. GRADUATE OF A CACREP MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM
If you graduated from a mental health counseling program accred
ited by CACREP, your overall degree program
must be a minimum of 60 semester hours or 80 quarter hours, including a course in human sexuality and a course
in substance abuse.
Indicate below the graduate level course you completed that satisfies the two specific content areas.
You must have a minimum
of three semester hours or four quarter hours in each content area.
Content Area School Name
Submit worksheet with your application.