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Revitalizing a Counseling Training Clinic: Meeting Community and Student Needs
Susan F. Branco
Training clinics are integral to comprehensive preparation within counselor education programs. This article will describe counselor education training clinics, review research that guides the development and growth of clinics, and detail experiences to rebuild a clinical mental health counseling presence within two university-supported clinics. Efforts such as interdepartmental collaboration, social justice programming, and practical strategies to revitalize the clinic will be discussed.
Keywords:counselor education training clinics, pastoral counseling, clinical supervision