Dept. of Social Services hosts practicum for University of San Diego students

Ten graduate students from the University of San Diego traveled to The Bahamas recently to participate in the in a week-long clinical practicum hosted by the Department of Social Services.

According to Chief Welfare Officer Lisa Ingraham, the group comprises graduate studies student’s majoring in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling.

“Three students worked under the Social Department of Domestic Violence and the other seven students worked under the Counseling Unit and the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services,” said Ingraham.

In an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News, two graduate students, Shawn Winn and Danielle Jones spoke about their experience in the Bahamas and what they learned during the workshop.

“We learned a lot about group counseling and how that functions not only in a personal way but also going outside of that and how people can learn within group counseling to take out in their daily lives,” said Jones.

“I want to thank the government of the Bahamas and Social Services for allowing us to come here and have a very full and awesome experience.”

“We learned a lot about group dynamics and how that works across different cultures and just how we can apply our values in another culture,” said Winn.

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This article was written by RIEL MAJOR, Eyewitness News intern.