Hi all, couldn't find a thread on this so I thought I'd create one. I'm entering into a Counseling Psyc. Ph.D. program this coming Fall (yay!) and looking into the future into outside practicum experiences while I'm there, I was wondering if anyone had any information (or simply how and when to do this) on forming a "new site". I'd like to do some forensic work (as I'm heavily considering the forensic arena as a career), and unfortunately the program I'm entering right now doesn't have any practicum experiences in the forensic realm. There is a prison under 50 miles from the campus that has psychologists on staff, so what I'm wondering is: 1. Can students create new practicum experiences for their program? 2. How does one go about doing so? 3. What are the requirements for it to be considered a practicum? I.e., does there just need to be a licensed psychologist there for supervision? 4. How would I go about this whole process? Do I just e-mail the psychologist to start a relationship with him/her? Thanks for reading and sorry if any of my terminology is off or this is unclear.