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The Office of Field Experience

The Office of Field Experience in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences facilitates the field placement of students pursuing Master's level degrees in Professional Counseling and Addiction Counseling. The OFE also helps to coordinate the practicum experience for Bachelor's students who are earning their degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse.

Starting in the fall of 2011 the Office of Field Experience will also be coordinating field placements for students enrolled in the Master's in Public Health as well as Athletic Training.

Practicum is an integral aspect of counseling as it frequently introduces students to the field for the first time. During the practicum placement students are able to experience the daily routine of a licensed individual, as well as enhance learning through didactic coursework. Practicum is typically required by state licensing boards for certification or licensure. Additionally, field experience provides students with the skills and networking opportunities needed in order to obtain employment upon graduation.

Manuals

B.S. in Counseling with Addiction Studies

Masters in Addiction Counseling Practicum
Manual for PCN-615 and PCN-660A
Manual for PCN-622 and PCN-662A

Masters in Professional Counseling Practicum
Manual for PCN-615 and PCN-660 A-D 
Manual for PCN-622 and PCN-662 A-D

Additional Resources:

American Psychological Association
American Counselors Association 
National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
National Board for Certified Counselors
Weekly Log Tutorial

Office of Field Experience Contact Information:

Telephone: 602-639-6684 or 800-800-9776

Email: cohsfield@gcu.edu

Fax: 602-589-2898