Academic standing is based on students’ cumulative grade point averages (GPA) based on all graduate work attempted at Lubbock Christian University. Grade point averages will be computed at the end of each semester. Students have the right to continue their studies at the university as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree and complying with all other university standards. A permanent transcript of each student’s academic work is maintained in the registrar’s office. Students may come in to see their transcripts, view their transcripts on SelfServe, or request copies in writing at any time.
Students are required to enroll in COU 6062 Comprehensive Exam concurrently with COU 5393 Internship II. CMHC students will take the computer based comprehensive exam (CPCE-CBT) within the designated month, in the semester they are enrolled in Internship II. Students are expected to schedule and take their exam within the designated month. Once registered to take the exam, students will receive an email from the CMHC Program Coordinator detailing the steps to follow in order to secure a desired test time and date.
Designated Exam Month
Lubbock area students have the option to take the exam at Lubbock’s Pearson site, which is located downtown in the Wells Fargo building. The cost to take the exam at a Pearson site is $150.
Pearson Professional Centers-Lubbock TX
1500 Broadway St
Wells Fargo Center
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Students who wish to take their exam on the Lubbock Christian University campus, must contact Ingrid Wright at (806) 720-7480 for dates and schedule. Traditionally, the on-campus testing date is on a Saturday within the designated month. The cost of the exam is $75 to take the exam at LCU.
Students who reside outside of the Lubbock, TX region may schedule their test at a Pearson Vue Site near them. More information regarding test scheduling will be discussed in COU 5393 Internship II supervision.
Students will complete the Intent to Pursue Practicum form (located in the Clinical Experiences Handbook) and file it with the Clinical Director by the appropriate deadline, the semester prior to enrolling into COU 5391 Practicum. Clinical Mental Health Counseling practicum provides an opportunity for students to perform, on a limited basis and under supervision, some of the major professional activities of a professional Clinical Mental Health counselor pertinent to the students’ program emphasis. It includes:
Field Site Responsibilities
Students will participate in field site activities according to the mode of operation of the setting. During the Clinical Mental Health Counseling practicum, students are expected to perform, on a limited basis and under supervision, the principal professional activities of the Clinical Mental Health setting.
The University delegates supervisory and administrative responsibility for field site activities to field site supervisors. University faculty instructors and the CMHC Clinical Director will communicate and collaborate with field site supervisors regularly.
If special problems or concerns (clinical, supervisory, interpersonal, etc.) develop, site supervisors are asked to contact the University faculty/supervisor in a timely fashion, depending on the nature of the problem. It is the responsibility of the University faculty instructor to work with field site supervisors and students to resolve special problems or concerns.
At the end of the semester, site supervisors and faculty supervisors will complete evaluation forms, on which they assess students’ activities.
For more detailed information about the CMHC Clinical Experience, please refer to the most current CMHC Clinical Experience Handbook.
The Ecuador Internship
Students have an option to participate in the Ecuador Internship course and experience counseling in a third world setting while in the CMHC program. Students must have successfully completed COU 5391 Counseling Practicum and be enrolled in Internship I or II and have excellent counseling skills to be accepted to this course. Limited space available. The trip locale is a children’s home in Ecuador and involves counseling traumatized children and training house parents to interact therapeutically with the children; however, the location may change without notice. Students will be supervised by faculty as they accrue both direct and indirect hours towards their Internship I or II requirements. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to experience traditional Ecuadorian culture. Fee required.
The Kenya Internship
The Kenya Internship course is designed to develop culturally relevant counseling skills in a third world setting while in the CMHC program. Students must have successfully completed COU 5391 Counseling Practicum and be enrolled in Internship I or II and have excellent counseling skills to be accepted to this course. Limited space available. Students accepted into this internship are trained in evidence based trauma practices and will travel to one or more orphanages in Kenya to provide mental health services, addressing the effects of trauma on children and adolescents. Students are supervised by faculty as they work side by side assessing trauma symptoms and implementing treatment protocols. CMHC students have multiple opportunities to experience Kenyan culture. Fee required.