School-based Counseling Internship/Practicum

The MDC provides both one and two semester placements focusing on supervised training in direct school mental health services for students from a variety of academic majors:

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Art Therapy
  • Child/Family Science
  • Social Work
  • Psychology

Primary work is conducted in surrounding counties with at-risk clients, from the kindergarten level through high school. Students are assigned clients for both individual and group treatment, attend weekly group supervision, and are responsible for all professional record-keeping required as counselors.

Students are exposed to art, animal-assisted and play therapies as well as more traditional counseling modalities. Students are urged to take advantage of occasional opportunities to give professional presentations to students/staff/parents. Weekly research readings on pertinent topics are suggested to students.

Mileage for travel to school districts is reimbursed, carpooling and full-day availability is required. Fees for Level II Background Check and fingerprinting are paid by the MDC.

For further information, please contact:

Terry Abell, M.Ed., LMHC (
Counseling Supervisor
FSU Multidisciplinary Center
Florida State University
2139 Maryland Circle, Suite 1200
Tallahassee, FL 32303-1001
(850) 644-9910

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