Students are invited to apply to lead a distance-based Group Activity of MS Counseling Programs’ Group Labs. This exciting opportunity would be a great way to gain some valuable distance-based group leadership experience. It would be a tremendous addition to one’s CV, as leadership of such a group could be a highly-marketable skill. It is important to note, too, that a faculty member will be present for the entire group for support and live feedback. Students approved to conduct this experience are committing to a full quarter of support and withdrawing from that would result in a concern related to professional commitments and ethics of abandoning clients.
The MS-level experience is described as follows:
GRPL 6100 is an experiential lab in which you learn by doing (i.e., participate in a small group activity). This lab is provided to you as part of your program requirements set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). To maintain CACREP accreditation, all students must participate in a minimum of 10 hours of small group activity over the course of one academic term (CACREP, 2016, 2.F.6.h.).
Students approved to conduct this experience will earn 14 direct counseling hours for each section. Students may apply for up to two sections of Group Lab for a total of 28 direct hours per quarter.