All practicum clinicians’ counseling sessions are required to be recorded via webcam. The practicum trainee’s supervisors use these recordings to provide direct supervision. Reviewing recorded sessions during supervision allows supervisors to give trainees objective feedback and evaluation. It also allows the trainee to gain further self-observation, reflection, and awareness and to witness therapeutic improvement. These recorded sessions are also reviewed during group supervision, providing another opportunity to provide feedback to peers. Practicum clinicians supervised by interns should also expect their supervision sessions to be recorded for review. All recordings are stored on a secure Student Health Center server and are erased at the end of the practicum. Recordings will not be available for off-site purposes, including supervision by academic departments.
CAPS staff reserve the right to communicate with practicum clinicians’ academic departments regarding their performance at any time. Generally, this communication is limited to end-of-semester evaluations forwarded to the department. In the event of competency related concerns or unprofessional conduct, CAPS training staff may contact the department as it seems prudent.
CAPS staff cannot write any letters of recommendation for practicum clinicians until they have completed a full semester of clinical work. Prior to that, we will provide a letter detailing your specific responsibilities, if needed.