Clinical Practicum and Supervision

Course Number: TGC 801
Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite: TGC 701- TGC 708
Instructor:
  • Dr. Carol Clark
  • Dr. Marilyn K. Volker
  • Dr. Maylin Batista

Practicum, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a course of study for teachers, doctors, nurses, etc., that involves actually working in the area of study and using the knowledge and skills that have been learned in a school. Students will work with transgender clients on assessment, treatment planning, treatment coordination, and other presenting clinical issues while under the supervision of a supervising instructor. Clients will be engaged through internet marketing, current support group, and word of mouth. All clients will give Informed Consent to being treated by a student under supervision. As a prerequisite for practicum, students will be licensed or license-eligible to provide counseling to clients in individual settings.

The supervision will be in the form of case consultation sessions where students will present written case logs, excluding identifying information that will be discussed with the supervisor and other participating students. The supervision consists of case discussion and review, reading appropriate materials, and the implementation of treatment interventions by the supervisor. The student will see clients in his/her/hir professional office. Supervision will occur either in the student's office or in the supervisor's office.

It will be the student's responsibility to maintain a case log during the course of supervision. The log will contain the date, type of case, client's age, gender, marital/relationship status, DSM-5 codes and the modality of therapy used. The supervisor will keep a similar log.

Students will engage in a minimum of 10 hours of individual and 20 hours of group supervision.