MA in Counseling Psychology

Practicum and Internship

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During the second year of the program, students complete a minimum of 600 hours at a field placement site. Here are some of the recent local institutions and agencies who have provided practica and internship placement sites for our students:

  • Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC)
  • CARE Hawaiʻi
  • Catholic Charities
  • Child and Family Services
  • Community Assistance Center/Sex Offender Treatment Program
  • Family and Addiction Counseling
  • Hawaiʻi Center for Children and Families
  • Hawaiʻi Counseling and Education Center
  • Hawaiʻi Department of Education, School-Based Behavioral Health
  • Hawaiʻi Department of Education, Waipahu Community School for Adults
  • Hawaiʻi Department of Health, Regional Family Guidance Centers
  • Hawaiʻi Department of Health, Youth Correctional Facility & Detention Home
  • Hilo Vet Center
  • Hope Services
  • Integrated Psychological Services Hawaiʻi
  • I Ola Lāhui
  • Kauaʻi Community College, Hale Malama Care Center for Student Mental Health & Wellness
  • Kōkua Mental Health and Wellness
  • Maui Behavioral Health Resources
  • Mental Health Kōkua
  • North Hawaiʻi Hospice
  • Ohana Wellness Maui
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)
  • Pau Hana Counseling
  • Play Therapy and Counseling Center of Hawaiʻi
  • Presence of Mind Counseling
  • The Alchoholic Rehabilitation Services of Hawaiʻi Inc.
  • The Arc of Hilo
  • The Salvation Army
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Counseling Services
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center
  • University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu Counseling Services
  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
  • YWCA of Kauaʻi

Field Site Placement

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During the spring semester of the first year in the program, students meet with the program's Field Placement Coordinator to review existing field placement sites. The Field Placement Coordinator works with students to match them to a placement that meets their career goals and population/settings of interest while also considering supervisor and site availability.

While we do our best to accommodate students with a placement on the student's home island, sites are competitive and we cannot guarantee that a placement will be available.