The Counselor Education Clinic is a state-of- the-art facility within the School of Education that is designed specifically for clinical training in the Counselor Education Programs. The facility includes a comfortable waiting room, two large group or family counseling rooms, two medium sized family or individual counseling rooms, and two smaller counseling / assessment rooms suitable for individuals or smaller families and groups. There is also an administrative office with an adjacent secure file storage room as well as a waiting room with an adjacent playroom for young children. All counseling rooms are equipped with mounted digital cameras and microphones that provide for live supervision of counseling sessions. Electronic audio “ear bud” devices enable supervisors to provide real-time supervision to students during counseling sessions as needed. In addition, over 30 terabytes of secure digital video storage capability provide for the secure electronic capture, editing, and storage of counseling sessions for use in supervision at a later time. All electronic features of the Counselor Education Clinic are controlled in the Clinic’s centralized video observation room.
Currently, there are two primary clinical training and community outreach programs operating regularly from theCounselor Education Clinic: the New Horizons Family Counseling Center providing family counseling services to children and families from six local school districts, and the New Leaf Clinic providing substance abuse assessment and counseling services to students at William & Mary. Both clinics are staffed by student interns and supervised by licensed Counseling faculty, and together two programs serve approximately 500 – 600 clients per year. In addition to the two training and outreach programs, the Counselor Education Clinic supports several clinical skills courses in which students are required to record their performance of select counseling or clinical supervision techniques.