Students graduating from our Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision programs are eligible for professional licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors (LPC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Students are expected to become actively involved in professional organizations most closely associated with their interests and program of study. Counseling students are encouraged to join the American Counseling Association (ACA). This organization acts as an advocate for the special interests of its members. It is in the students' best interest that their professional organizations be strong, purposeful, and effective in order to advocate for members, the profession, and public interests. Students will also very likely purchase their professional liability insurance coverage through their student memberships in ACA (actually, ACA provides master's students with liability insurance at no cost). Faculty members encourage students to become active, contributing members within their professional organizations.

Advising Forms

Program Form

New Student Orientation Part 2: Practicum and Internship, Registration, Academic Probation, and Graduation

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Counseling Practicum/Internship Site Application Workshop

Counseling Practicum/Internship Site Application Workshop slide

This presentation covers how to navigate the counseling practicum/internship process from locating the affiliated site list on the department website to following up after an interview. Additional topics include: How to format your resume and cover letter, possible interview questions, NCE, and tips for making the most of your internship time.

Orientation for Practicum and Internship

This presentation covers important information about the practicum and internship process, requirements, hours, forms, clinical log, course expectations, and frequently asked questions. This orientation is required for all practicum students in community sites.

Sigma Alpha Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota - Graduate Student Professional Development Series

Recorded workshops on a variety of topics including Academic Writing and APA 7 thedition, Master’s Portfolio, Texas LPC Licensure, and NCE Bootcamps.

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Helpful Counseling Information

Helpful Websites



ACA Divisions


TCA Subdivisions

Regional & Local

The UTSA counseling faculty has developed the following clinical training forms for helping graduate counseling students complete their clinical courses. Please click on the following links to download each form:

COU 5393 Development of Counseling Skills

COU 5683 Practicum in Counseling

COU 5713 Clinical Mental Health Internship

COU 5793, 5803, and 5813 School Internship

Additional Forms