986 Introduction to Field Experience - Co-Occurring Disorders

Introduction to Field Experience is the first of a sequence of experientially based courses that focus on skill, professional, and personal development. This course provides the foundation for preparing for practicum and internship experiences in the co-occurring disorders treatment field. It focuses on the professional behaviors expected of graduate students in a master’s level program, and the characteristics needed to be successful in the field of co-occurring disorders treatment. Students will also begin the journey of developing a professional counseling identity. Class discussions will include a review of current issues in the co-occurring disorders field; including multicultural aspects of counseling, professional and ethical responsibilities, requirements for practicum, professional conduct during practicum, receiving and using supervision, documentation, and counselor self-care.