The Applied Ministry Practicum is designed to crystallize the counseling skills and paradigms taught in the Westminster MAC courses through formal practicum experience. All MAC students are required to complete 100 hours of counseling before their final term in the MAC program and are responsible for securing a practicum location and mentor. Students will work with their AMP mentor to 1) determine counseling parameters and goals, 2) plan start and end dates for AMP, 3) schedule weekly or bi-monthly counseling mentorship meetings during practicum.
Students will then submit an AMP proposal documenting their plan for executing the 100 hours of practicum training. Once 100 hours are completed, both the mentor and student will submit the AMP evaluation forms to verify goals reached and communicate measurable progress.
Start the AMP by locating a counseling mentor who can give experienced counseling insights into your personal and professional counseling goals. In this phase, you will work with your selected mentor to create specific and actionable goals to accomplish during the required 100 practicum hours. Please review the student and mentor guides below during this collaboration process.
AMP Proposal FormMentor Registration Form
Once you and your AMP mentor have met together and prayerfully determined the practicum parameters and counseling goals, the MAC student will submit the "AMP Proposal Form" and mentor will submit a "Mentor Registration Form".
The practicum officially begins once your AMP proposal is approved from your AMP Counselor. During the practicum phase, you will begin logging hours in counseling sessions, mentor meetings, when leading counseling trainings, or counseling session prep time. You are required to log approximately 70 hours of direct counseling and 30 hours of indirect counseling. Please review the section in the Student Guide labeled, “AMP Hours - Direct vs. Indirect Counseling” for clarity on how to categorize hours appropriately.
If you ever need extra clarification or feedback during AMP, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with our AMP counselor.
The final evaluation is designed to reflect on the experience as a whole at the conclusion of the mentorship. Specifically, this is when students and their mentor review the progress made toward achieving the goals listed in the AMP proposal.Final Evaluation Form - STUDENTFinal Evaluation Form - MENTOR