Monday, August 13, 2012

New CSL Advising Model

Whether you are returning for another year in the program or a brand new student, you need to know about our new model for advising students. This new model is built upon the phases of the program and the types of issues that our students typically encounter. This model gives you more potential face to face contact with multiple faculty as well as networking time with other students in the program. Benefits such as these were not possible with our previous model and we hope that students will feel better informed and supported.

Quarterly Open Advising Sessions: During the 4th and 6th weeks of each quarter, we will hold an open advising session from 4:00-5:00pm which is available to all CSL students. These sessions will include a short presentation on a topic of interest to students followed by time for students to ask their advising questions and network with other students. Faculty will be on hand to assist with questions. Watch CSLNews for details on these sessions.

Advising Request Form: This form should be filled out for any advising need regardless of concentration or phase in the program. The short form can be found in multiple places, including in our CSL Student Handbook and on the CSLNews Blog, and helps the faculty document students' needs and address them in the most efficient and effective way. Responses to requests can typically be expected in 2-3 days via email.
Students often have advising needs that fall into several different categories and you'll notice that these categories are integrated into the advising request form. Here are the categories of needs:

Tier 1/Registration and Course Planning: These include logistical issues such as being blocked from a course or having difficulty with course sequencing.

Tier 2/Advanced Advising: These include issues for which you may need an extended conversation with faculty such as long range career planning or if you are considering a concentration change.

Tier 3/Practicum and Internship: These needs are specific to students in the practicum and internship phase only and include issues such as difficulty getting hours needed or site concerns.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Reminders for 2012-2013 CSL Interns

Who's ready for internship?!?! We look forward to seeing all CC, CSD and SC students who are starting internship this year on Wed. August 29th from 5:30-7:30pm in SAC 254 for the internship kickoff!

During the kickoff CSL faculty will present information for all interns and then there will be time in concentrations as well as time to meet your DePaul supervisor.

Here are a few things going into the kickoff:

  • A few sections are still being finalized to best accommodate students' and supervisors' schedules. If you have questions or concerns, contact. Dr. Tovar-Murray
  • Name change! What has been previously called the "clinical phase" is now called "professional practice" so you will likely see this new language around in the Fall. This is to be more inclusive of all concentrations, and to be more consistent with other counseling programs and accrediting bodies. Dr. Tovar-Murray is the Professional Practice Advisor and is the point of contact for all interns for issues beyond those which can be handled by you and your site supervisor or DePaul supervisor.
  • For those who have already been working at your sites, only 10 hours of any indirect service already performed at your site may count towards practicum hours. Indirect hours may not include direct contact with clients or students and consists of hours such as professional development, program planning, training, attendance at events, etc.
  • Get organized! You will be keeping track of your hours on site as well as many documents (permissions to tape, consents, notes, case study write-ups, goals, reports, etc.) so figure out the system that works best for you now.
See you on the 29th!