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Counseling: Counseling Interns and Practicum Students

Date approved:
August 2013
Approved by:
Director of Human Resources
Date to be reviewed:
August 2014
Reviewed by:
Compliance Coordinator/Team
Date revised:
August 2013
Revision number:
Compliance Committee:
As Scheduled


To collaborate with regional universities to expand the service delivery with current practice and theory and to provide options to the students receiving services


2.1 Counseling Interns and Practicum Students

Counseling interns, master's level and/or licensure candidates, may be hosted in the WJU Student Counseling Service by the Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor when a formal agreement is entered into with an institution of higher learning and/or individual that encompasses the supervisee's responsibility to maintain liability insurance coverage at a minimum of one million dollars, the supervisee accepts full accountability for all liability of their practice, and that WJU may terminate any such agreement with or without stated cause at anytime without notice. Recording, audio and/or visual, of student counseling sessions is not allowed by the WJU Student Counseling Service

2.2 Definitions

Practicum and Intern students refer to graduate students in counseling or social work programs. Practicum tend to occur mid curriculum and internships occur at the end of the curriculum

2.3 Procedures

The LPC/ALPS will negotiate recruits for such roles, complete contracts or memorandums of agreement with the universities and ensure that candidates are processed through WJU HR for background check clearance and to validate liability insurance coverage

2.4 University policies and procedures are established to provide guidance and function as guidelines for administration of the University; in addition to offer letters and benefits enrollment forms, they are not intended to create a contract, nor are they to be constructed to constitute contractual obligations of any kind or a contract of employment between Wheeling Jesuit University and any of its employees.

2.5 No manager or employee of Wheeling Jesuit University shall have the authority to enter into an employment agreement - express or implied - with any employee providing for employment other than at-will absent the approval of the University President.  


The Director of Human Resources has the authority to change, modify or approve exceptions to this policy at any time with or without notice and with the approval of the University President.



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