Students are placed in off-campus settings such as detention centers, hospitals, senior citizen centers, alternative schools, and halfway houses. Journals are maintained reflecting the student's activities and reflections while at the practicum site. An academic paper with citations from psychological literature is required, covering some aspect of the practicum experience (i.e. client population, treatment approach, strategy for change, etc.). Detailed plans for the practicum are made in consultation with the instructor. A practicum completed in another department, which has an acceptable psychological component, may be used to fulfill this requirement.
PREREQUISITES: Psychology majors and minors only, junior or senior status, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Register for PSY340 if taken in the fall semester and PSY341 if taken in the spring semester.