For many students, Internship is the capstone experience of their graduate studies at Southwestern College. It is when you get to function in a professional role, with the benefit of excellent clinical supervision to back you up. It is a large step toward becoming a professional Art Therapist/Counselor and getting your license to practice. Northern New Mexico offers a wide spectrum of possible sites where you can hone your skills and grow into your counselor role. Students may also choose to do their internship out of state New Mexico.
Southwestern College students benefit from gaining direct clinical experience in both a practicum and an internship in year two of their graduate programs. Students enroll in the practicum in the first two quarters of the second year, and complete it at the Southwestern College Counseling Center located in the community of Santa Fe. The internship experience is in the last two quarters of the second year. Faculty and supervisors provide orientation to the internship selection process and will help you make a decision that best suits your career aspirations. read more