New Practicum Instructor Seminars

The Office of Practicum Education provides seminars for new practicum instructors throughout the academic year. Register for the seminars hosted by Chandra Carr, PhD and Randi Bushman, LMSW by calling or emailing the Office of Practicum Education at 313-577-4446 or These sessions are hosted virtually and links are emailed after registration is completed. 

Please contact Randi Bushman at with special accommodation requests and any grievances. Please provide a 2 week notice for special accommodations to be arranged.

Session number Date Time CE Title Content
Practicum Instructor Orientation Anytime 0nline/self-study 0 Orientation  Link to content
Intern Placement Tracking System Tutorial Anytime 0nline/self-study 0 IPT Tutorial Link to content
1 August 17, 2022 12:30 - 2:30 pm EST 2 Beginnings and the adult learner Planning Learning Experiences, Learning Styles, Task Requirements, Instructor & Student Apprehension, Establishing Boundaries
2 October 19, 2022 12:30 - 2:30 pm EST 2 The Gatekeeper: Task and teaching Ethical Dilemmas Related to Gatekeeper Tasks/Role; Identification & Discussion of Problem Behavior, Constructive Feedback, Assisting in the Development of Students, Essential Knowledge Domains
3 November 16, 2022 12:30 - 2:30 pm EST 2 Evaluation preparations and student concerns  Evaluation Criteria & Process, Review of Student Concerns, Continuity of Care
4 Available: December 14, 2022; Due: January 11, 2023 0nline/self-study 3 Beginning again and educational challenges Reconnecting with Student/Student with Client, Challenges Encountered, Review of Task Requirements
5 Available: January 18, 2023; Due February 15, 2023 0nline/self-study 1 Teaching termination Terminating with Student/Student with Clients, Projection
6 March 15, 2023 12:30 - 2:30 pm EST 2 The ending phase of practicum instruction and reflections Transition Period for Student/Instructor/Client, Reflections and Discussion about the Practicum Education Process