The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook

The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook

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A core text/reference for Internships, Practicums, and Field Placements in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, and related helping disciplines. Acknowledging, anticipating, and addressing the everyday questions, anxieties, fears, and concerns of interns, this practical handbook bridges the gap between academic coursework and the knowledge, skills, and emotional challenges that are found in the real world of the helping professions.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0131181165
  • 9780131181168

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"Author's writing style is clear, understandable, and interesting. Overall, I think this is an excellent resource for students and supervisors in the Practicum and Internship Process." - Frank Browning, Troy State University "There were so many areas covered here that are left out of many texts. I think my experience with the text will strengthen our support of practicum students. It creates a wonderful resource, guiding both the student and the instructor step-by-step through the vital aspects of this experiential process." - Patrick E. McDaniel, The University of Texas at San Antonio "The author's writing style is largely why I chose this text over others. It is clear, understandable, and interesting. He displays a sense of humor, just enough self-disclosure, and the ability to frame adversity as opportunity. This is by far the best that I've seen and the most user friendly. One definitely gets the impression that Brian Baird is not only an academic, but also a sensitive teacher and practitioner." - Margaret Felton, University of Southern Indianashow more

Table of contents

1. Preparation. Theory into Practice. Terminology. Meeting with Your Instructor. Finding and Selecting a Placement. Peers and Campus Resources for Locating Internships. Community Resources. Choosing a Placement. Portfolios, Interviews, and Letters. The Rights of Applicants. Internship Agreements. Evaluation. Making the Most of Your Internship. Using This Book. Introduction to Journal Work. References.2. Getting Started.First Impressions. Enthusiasm Meets Experience. The Role of the Intern. The Role of the Professional. Meeting Clients. Age and Experience Issues with Clients and Supervisors. Time Limits. Fees for Service. Is Treatment Effective? Altruism versus Money. Clinical and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Fees. Inoculation: What Not to Learn. References. 3. Ethical and Legal Issues. Ethical Guidelines of the Helping Professions. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Competence. Informed Consent. Confidentiality. Exceptions to Confidentiality. Insurance Company Inquiries, Managed Care, and Ethical Practice. Confidentiality with Minors. Dual Relationships. Liability and Insurance. Technology and Ethics. Research Ethics. Summary. References. 4. Internship Classes and Peer Groups. Forming Internship Peer Groups. Models of Peer Group Learning. Elements of Successful Classes and Groups. Video or Audio Recordings of Sessions. Role Plays. Ethics in Classes and Groups. References. 5. Supervision. What is Supervision? Hopes and Fears. Clarifying Expectations. Frequency and Timing of Supervision. Content of Supervision. Didactic Supervision. Case Notes and Discussions. Tapes and Role Plays. Live Supervision. Observing the Supervisor in Therapy. Remote Supervision-Internet, Telephone, and Other Technologies. Theoretical Orientation. Supervision and Therapy-Differences and Similarities. Transference and Countertransference. Suggested Guidelines for Therapy and Supervision. Conflict in Supervision. Evaluation. Planning for Future Supervision. References. 6. Working with Diversity. Reasons for and Resistance to Diversity Training. Steps toward Working with Differences. Knowing the Diversity within Us. Confronting Our Biases and Acknowledging Our Ignorance. The Historical Context Must Be Acknowledged. The Current Context Must Be Acknowledged. Strengths Must Be Recognized along with Problems. Ethnic Identity Development. One's Own Prejudices and Biases Must Be Acknowledged. A Model of "White" Identity Development. Assumptions, Models, and Techniques of Treatment. The Culturally Sensitive Counselor. Culturally Sensitive Intervention Approaches. Additional Resources. Summary. References. 7. Clinical Writing, Treatment Records, and Case Notes. Writing Skills. Writing Can Be Learned. Focusing Reading to Learn Writing. Practice and Feedback. Rewriting. Common Writing Problems. Keys to Good Writing. The Function and Maintenance of Records. What Goes into Records. What Stays Out of Records. Progress Notes and Psychotherapy Notes. Structured Note Formats. SOAP Notes. Psychotherapy Notes. Process or Progress Notes. Signing Notes. Dictation. Progress Notes and Supervision. Using Your Notes. Other Guidelines. References. 8. Stress and Self-Care. Client after Client, Day after Day. How Common Is Stress among Helping Professionals? Sources of Stress. The Effects of Stress. Secondary Trauma. Burnout. Self-Care. Time Management. Closing Sessions. Cognitive Self-Care. Physical Self-Care. Emotional Self-Care. Organizational Measures and Peer Support. Multimodal Self-Care. Personal Therapy. Positive Effects on Therapists. Financial Self-Care. References. 9. Assault and Other Risks.The Risks of Assault. Coping with Aggression. Strange Behavior and Strange People Are Not Necessarily Dangerous. Understand Developmental Differences. Understand and Recognize Motivational Factors. Situational Factors and Violence. Recognize Potentially Dangerous Individuals. Early Prevention of Violence. Institutional Responses to Threats of Violence. Prevention of Imminent Violence with Clients. Responding to Assault. Assault Response Training. Aftereffects. References.10. Closing Cases. Ethical Considerations and Termination. Understanding Client Reactions to Early Termination. Common Problems in Termination. Toward Successful Termination or Transfer. Issues to Address in Termination. Techniques for Termination. Transferring Clients to Other Therapists. References. 11. Finishing the Internship. Concluding the Supervisory Relationship. Letters of Recommendation. Procedures for Those Seeking Letters of Recommendation. Concluding Relationships with Staff. Letters of Thanks. Looking Ahead. Professional, Community, and Political Involvement. References. 12. Frustrations, Lessons, Discoveries, and Joy. Learning from Whatever Happens. Lessons We Wish Were Not True. Lessons about the Lessons. Discoveries and Joy. Closing Comments.Appendix A: Internship Selection Checklist.Appendix B: Placement Information Form. Appendix C: Internship Learning Agreement Record Form. Appendix D: Intern Evaluation: Supervisor Form. Appendix E: Intern Evaluation: Intern Form. Appendix F: Emergency Contact and Procedures Information. Appendix G: Ethical Guidelines. Appendix H: Treatment Agreement and Informed Consent. Appendix I: Supervisor Evaluation Form. Appendix J: Clinical Activities Record Sheet. Indexes.Author Index. Subject Index.show more

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