Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement A Guide for the Helping Professions

ISBN-10: 0134750888

ISBN-13: 9780134750880

Edition: 1996

Authors: Brian N. Baird

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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. Organized both chronologically and topically, it begins with practical suggestions for how one finds an internship and concludes with how one terminates cases and looks ahead to career options. Includes exercises for self-exploration and easily-removed forms for evaluations, critical information, ethics and other essential tasks. Draws upon the latest research and information from psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, and other helping professions -- as well as extensive personal experience. Covers: Preparation; Getting Started; Ethical and Legal Issues; Internship Classes and Peer Groups; Supervision; Working with Diversity; Clinical Writing; Records and Progress Notes; Stress and the Helping Professions; Self-Care; Assault and Other Risks; Closing Cases; Finishing the Internship; and Frustrations, Lessons, Discovery, and Joy. Provides a variety of "tear-out" forms/checklists: Internship Selection Checklist; Placement Information Form; Internship Learning Agreement Record Form; Intern Evaluation: Supervisor Form; Intern evaluation: Intern Form; Emergency Contact Information; Ethical Guidelines; and Treatment Agreement and Informed Consent. A reference for interns, instructors, and supervisors involved in Internship, Practicum, and Field Placements in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, and related disciplines.
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List price: $35.40
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.66" wide x 11.02" long
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Theory into Practice
Finding and Selecting a Placement
Meeting with Your Instructor
Peers and Campus Resources for Locating Internships
Community Resources
Choosing a Placement
Portfolios, Interviews, and Letters
The Rights of Applicants
Internship Agreements
Making the Most of Your Internship
Get Help When You Need It
Using This Book
Introduction to Journal Work
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
Time Limits
Fees for Service
Is Treatment Effective?
Altruism versus Money
Clinical and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Fees
Inoculation: What Not to Learn
Ethical and Legal Issues
Ethical Guidelines of the Helping Professions
Informed Consent
Exceptions to Confidentiality
Confidentiality with Minors
Dual Relationships
Liability and Insurance
Technology and Ethics
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
Hopes and Fears
Clarifying Expectations
Frequency and Timing of Supervision
Content of Supervision
Didactic Supervision
Case Discussions
Tapes and Role Plays
Live Supervision
Observing the Supervisor in Therapy
Theoretical Orientation
Supervision and Therapy--Differences and Similarities
Transference and Countertransference
Suggested Guidelines for Therapy and Supervision
Conflict in Supervision
Planning for Future Supervision
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
Clinical Writing
Writing Can Be Learned
Focusing Reading to Learn Writing
Practice and Feedback
Common Writing Problems
Keys to Good Writing
Records and Progress Notes
The Function and Maintenance of Records
What Goes into Records
What Stays Out of Records
Progress Notes
Structured Note Formats
DART Notes
SOAP Notes
Time-Sequenced Notes
Process or Progress Notes
Signing Notes
Progress Notes and Supervision
Using Your Notes
Other Guidelines
Stress and the Helping Professions
Client after Client, Day after Day
How Common Is Stress among Helping Professionals?
Sources of Stress
The Effects of Stress
Time Management
Closing Sessions
Cognitive Self-Care
Physical Self-Care
Emotional Self-Care
Multimodal Self-Care
Personal Therapy
Positive Effects on Therapists
Financial Self-Care
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
Closing Cases
Client and Intern Response to Termination
Common Problems in Termination
Toward Successful Termination or Transfer
Issues to Address in Termination
Techniques for Termination
Transferring Clients to Other Therapists
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 and Political Involvement
Frustrations, Lessons, Discoveries, and Joy
Learning from Whatever Happens
Lessons We Wish Were Not True
Lessons about the Lessons
Discoveries and Joy
Closing Comments
Internship Selection Checklist
Placement Information Form
Internship Learning Agreement Record Form
Intern Evaluation: Supervisor Form
Intern Evaluation: Intern Form
Emergency Contact and Procedures Information
Ethical Guidelines
Treatment Agreement and Informed Consent
Supervisor Evaluation Form
Clinical Activities Record Sheet
Author Index
Subject Index
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