As a requirement to complete the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program, the Internship experience consists of a 600 hour supervised experience in providing counseling services to clients. The 600 contact hours must consist of a minimum of 240 direct contact hours and 360 general hours. Students complete the Internship experience over two consecutive semesters (enrolled in Internship I [COUN 792] and Internship II [COUN 793]), although some students may require of third semester to complete the Internship experience (enrolled in Internship III[COUN 794]).


The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Internship experience at Cincinnati Christian University is designed to meet requirements of both the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP) and the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT). As such, the Internship experience will consist of the following elements:

  • A supervised experience consisting of 600 clock hours period.
  • A minimum of 240 direct service clock hours with bona fide clients.
  • A minimum of one hour per week of individual/triadic supervision.
  • A minimum of one and one-half hours per week of group supervision.
  • Opportunities for experience with professional counseling activities.
  • Includes opportunity for the diagnosis of mental and emotional disorders.
  • Appropriate audio/video recording capabilities for use in supervision.
  • Evaluation of student progress at throughout the Internship experience.
  • A formal formative (mid-semester) evaluation during the Internship experience.
  • A formal summative (end-of-semester) evaluation during the Internship experience.


The following courses are noted as prerequisite before a Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) student may begin the Internship experience. These courses are specifically designed to prepare the student in the development of advanced counseling skills in the provision of counseling services to clients.

  • COUN 592: Practicum I
  • COUN 593: Practicum II
  • COUN 594: Practicum III (if necessary)
  • COUN 690: Diagnosis of Mental & Emotional Disorders


Internship placement sites are available in a variety of locations in the Cincinnati metro area, as well as in northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. Students seeking an internship placement site should review the resources provided below.


Current Internship students may find the resources available on the ‘Forms & Materials‘ page to be useful throughout the Internship experience. Please note that various forms and materials are updated periodically. All revised and updated forms and materials will be made available online. Internship students will be notified accordingly.