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Supervision of School Counselor Interns

As you will recall from your own professional training, the purpose of field experiences is to provide students with school counseling practice while they are learning how to become effective school counselors. Field experiences provide school counseling students with opportunities to practice individual and small group counseling skills, consultation, collaboration and teaming, advocacy and leadership skills taught in graduate programs. 

OSCA encourages all practicing school counselors to give back to the profession by serving as a school counseling internship site. If interested, contact one of the universities in your area about having an intern.  Click here to see a list of school counseling graduate programs in Ohio.
Benefits of Supervision
      • Contribute to the profession by training new professionals
      • Invigorate your own work by learning new skills from intern
      • Enhance your connection with universities
      • Develop new working relationships
      • Earn clock hours towards your license renewal
      • Earn tuition credit or other benefits from participating university
Common Requirements for Supervision (CACREP Requirements)
      • Masters degree from CACREP program or program with supervised practicum and internship
      • Certified school counselor in the state
      • 2 years of experience in current assignment
      • Active/involved with professional associations (ASCA / OSCA / ACA / OCA)
Common Site Requirements
      • Implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program (ASCA National Model)
      • Appropriate space for intern to provide counseling
      • Access to school resources such as technology, student information systems, etc.
      • Ability/equipment to audio or video record for supervision
      • Access to a diverse student population
Expectations of Supervision
      • Provide orientation, structure and direction to intern on site
      • Assist intern in gaining parental consent
      • Assist intern in locating students and groups to counsel
      • Weekly meetings with intern on site to provide feedback on clinical and administrative skills
      • Written feedback throughout term to intern and faculty
      • Visits from faculty to discuss intern progress / (614) 401-4642 / PO Box 537, Archbold, OH 43502

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