Dec 16, 2018  
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CNMH 571 - Internship: Mental Health Counselor

(3-12 credits)
Prerequisite: CNGC 563, which may be taken concurrently; and CNMH 536, which may be taken concurrently; and CNMH 540, which may be taken concurrently; and CNMH 570 or CNMH 580; and a fieldwork application approved by the director of fieldwork
This variable-credit fieldwork experience is for the advanced counseling graduate student seeking a license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts (LMHC) and/or a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor. Students seeking licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) must complete a minimum of 600 hours of fieldwork at a mental health site. Students pursuing an LMHC and a license as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor must complete a minimum of 450 hours of fieldwork at a mental health site and 450 hours at a school-based mental health site. Students may work 10-40 hours per 15-week semester and will register for three credits for each 150 hours of fieldwork they will complete that semester. For example, 10 hours per week/150 total hours = three credits; 20 hours per week/300 total hours = six credits; 30 hours per week/450 total hours = nine credits; 40 hours per week/600 total hours = 12 credits. The 40 hours per week/600 total hours/12-credit semester option is not available when interning at an educational site. Students must attend a clinical seminar each semester they are involved in field experience and must attend a minimum of two seminars. Students must submit an application by the first week of April for the summer and fall semesters or by November for the spring semester. All fieldwork sites must conform to the current licensing regulations including having an approved on-site supervisor as defined by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (see 262 CMR). This experience may be repeated up to five times for a maximum total of 18 credits.