Acquired Prior to Admission to UMass Amherst
“Counting” practicum credits – on internship applications - for clinical experiences accrued prior to admission to UMass Amherst is exceptional and subject to the following guidelines:
- The experience must be comparable to our graduate practicum (i.e., the work and supervision would qualify as practicum if proposed);
- The experience took place in a context comparable to graduate professional training (e.g., part of a formal training program, etc.);
- Documentation of the Master’s clinical hours and supervision are required and must be signed by the supervisor at the site;
- The Practicum Coordinator will review such requests and inform the Director of Clinical Training of those which are approved.