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Professional Seminar I

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About This Course

Prepares students for successful entry into field of substance use disorder counseling by focusing on facets that are critical to their professional development. Through discussions, experiential learning activities, guest lectures and site visits, students gain further understanding of the internship placement process and requirements, settings that fit their individual training and career goals, requirements for initial licensing and renewal, the testing process, models of professional development, the importance of professional advocacy and associations, self-care and requirements and benefits of clinical supervision. Professional ethics, including state rules, statutes, codes of conduct and regulations for practitioners and agencies are also addressed. Students will also develop their job search skills and apply them to secure a field placement for the internship seminar.

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