The primary goal of the Advanced Practicum is to provide a generalist training for students, who upon completion of the practicum, will be able to make effective use of the internship. It is also our hope that students leave this training experience feeling well prepared for internship and the increased clinical and administrative responsibilities.
The WMCC advanced practicum training model is developmental in nature, considering the experiences obtained within academic programs and during other practicum experiences. Trainees are assisted in learning, applying, and refining their counseling and therapy skills,theoretical orientation, and conceptualization of clients through individual supervision, group supervision, apprenticeship, instruction and on-going feedback. Formal and informal feedback about the advanced practicum experience and the individual trainee's development is completed and exchanged throughout the year.