Practicum and Internship
Practicum and internship experiences comprise the critical application component of entry-level and doctoral programs. The purpose is to provide students opportunities to demonstrate increased counseling competence while integrating theory and practice. Students will apply, refine, and synthesize knowledge, technique, and skills learned in the classroom.
Each fall term, the Counselor Education program hosts a Practicum and Internship Fair in which site hosts from local currently active clinical settings are invited to meet with students. Students are able to network with site hosts and learn about opportunities in various clinical settings. This Fair is useful when considering clinical or school placements for the Spring, Summer, and Fall terms.
Mental Health counseling students have been placed at many locations, including:
- Alachua County Crisis Center
- Alacua County Sheriff’s Office – Teen Court
- CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services, Inc. – Multiple Programs
- Child Advocacy Center
- Gainesville Wilderness Institute/AMI Kids
- Healthy Families
- Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program
- Meridian Behavioral Healthcare – Multiple Programs
- P. K. Yonge Developmental School
- PACE Center for Girls, Alachua County
- PACE Center for Girls, Marion County
- Phoenix House
- Santa Fe Community College Counseling Center
- Shands at Vista – Child & Adolescent, PALS
- Shands at Vista – Florida Recovery Center
- University of Florida Career Resource Center
- University of Florida Counseling & Wellness Center
For more information, go to the Counselor Education Practicum Internship web page.