In-Person Immersion Experiences
Counseling@Northwestern students travel to Chicago for two in-person immersion experiences that enrich their journey as self-reflective counselors.
Group Dynamics Immersion
The Group Dynamics Immersion is the experiential component of the Group & Organizational Dynamics course. During the course of a long weekend, students take turns both leading groups and participating in groups led by others while applying concepts learned in the classroom.
The immersion is led by Counseling@Northwestern faculty and selected supervisors, who help students define their leadership styles, examine any biases they may have in group settings, and understand what roles they take on in groups. After the immersion, students spend the remainder of the Group & Organizational Dynamics course integrating their theoretical and experiential knowledge.
Capstone Immersion Experience
The Capstone Immersion is a three-day experience taking place at the end of the Internship year just prior to graduation. Part of the Advanced Topics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling course, the immersion gives students the opportunity to present their original research during the Counseling@Northwestern Capstone Research Symposium to showcase the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout the program.
Following the symposium, students participate in Counseling@Northwestern’s traditional Purple Shirt Ceremony and celebrate their accomplishments with peers, faculty, advisors, and others. Students arrive at the Capstone Immersion as students and leave as professionals endorsed by the faculty to fully participate and contribute to the counseling profession.
To learn more about the Counseling@Northwestern in-person immersion experiences, contact an admissions counselor at 1-844-684-6221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.