M.A. Program Case Conference / Professional Development Seminar Series

This year long, small-group seminar supports students during their supervised clinical training. Supervised clinical training, also known as a practicum, gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired through academic coursework to real-life counseling experiences with diverse populations. The Professional Development Seminar offers students a place to reflect on both their academic and concurrent practicum experience, and to consolidate their professional identities as culturally sensitive mental health clinicians. The course responds to students' evolving learning needs while providing advanced training in MFT assessment, treatment planning, and intervention. Other topics covered include: documentation of services, making use of supervision, preparing for internship, and developing a career plan. Throughout, students are encouraged to develop a practice that focuses on resiliency, recovery, and social justice.