Course DescriptionThis course is designed to provide the micro-credential candidate with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge from courses I-III (EDCO 5286, 5287 and 5288) in an applied K-12 or clinical practice online setting. Students may choose from pre-approved sites and providers with an established relationship to the Center for Professional Education at Seattle Pacific University or may propose an alternative site for program approval. Students will practice in their assigned/selected setting for a minimum of 50 hours over a period of at least four weeks up to one year from the date of registration. Students will utilize the support of a site supervisor, trained by Seattle Pacific University and a University Supervisor/Course Instructor. Weekly supervision meetings will occur between the candidate and the site supervisor as well as a separate meeting between the candidate and the University Supervisor/Course Instructor in a Class/Group Supervision format. Candidates are expected to follow the ethical guidelines of their license and/or certification and provide services within their scope of practice only.
Learner OutcomesThis provides an opportunity for application of online counseling skills. By the end of the course, students will:
- Develop an understanding of the role of school and/or community mental health counselors serving online communities
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills specific to serving school or community mental health settings specific to counseling, collaboration, and consultation interventions focusing on both prevention and responsive services
- Apply legal and ethical guidelines to online counseling practice through the demonstration of culturally relevant services
Utilizes Canvas, Zoom and Google Sites to integrate technology throughout this course. Course instruction will include Canvas online resources and discussion board forums, posted video lectures and synchronous class meetings via zoom.