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Getting the Most from Your Human Service Internship Learning from Experience

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ISBN-10: 0534364748

ISBN-13: 9780534364748

Edition: 2000 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Mary Anne Kiser, Pamela Myers Kiser

List price: $78.95
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This practical, hands-on text integrates classroom learning with fieldwork in human services agencies. It engages students in a process of thinking and reflection, helping them to analyze different experiences and situations they encounter on a daily basis during their internships. The text covers information from the beginning to the end of the internship.
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Book details

List price: $78.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Pamela Myers Kiser is the Watts-Thompson Professor of Human Services at Elon University, where she has been a faculty member in the human service program since 1981. In 2010 she was named the fourth Distinguished University Professor in Elon's history. Recognized as an outstanding service-learning educator with awards at the state and national levels, Professor Kiser has presented at internship conferences across the country and the globe. She has provided consultation about internships and service-learning with other colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. She holds a BA from Wake Forest University and an MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Getting Ready
So What Is an Internship?
Myths about Internships
Why Do an Internship?
Understanding Your Internship As Developing Over Time
Getting Started
Selecting a Field Site
The Initial Meeting with Your Prospective Supervisor
Developing a Learning Plan
Getting Acquainted
Getting to Know Your Agency
Getting to Know Your Co-workers
Learning About the Agency's Mission, Objectives, Goals, and Strategies
Learning About the Agency's Organizational Structure
Learning About Agency Funding
Learning About the Agency's Network
Learning About Your Client Groups
Learning About the Context of Your Organization
Learning To Learn From Experience: The Integrative Processing Model
The Role of Reflection in Learning from Experience
An Overview of the Integrative Processing Model
Gathering Objective Data from Concrete Experience
Identifying Relevant Theory and Knowledge
Examining Dissonance
Articulating Learning
Developing a Plan
Applying the Integrative Processing Model
Your Turn to Practice Independently
Using Supervision
Understanding the Supervisory Relationship
Supervisor Characteristics
Student Characteristics
Working Within the Supervisory Relationship
Dealing With Diversity
An Overview
Understanding Concepts Related to Diversity
Experiencing Diverse Groups
Increasing Your Knowledge About Other Cultures
Developing Awareness of Your Own Culture
Decreasing Ethnocentrism
Understanding Biculturalism as an Adaptive Mechanism
Understanding Agency Culture
Developing Ethical Competence
An Overview
Competency 1 Understanding the Ethical and Legal Foundations of the Profession
Competency 2 Understanding the Values and Ideals That Should Guide Responsible Human Services Practice
Competency 3 Recognizing The Ethical, Legal, and Values Issues Involved in Any Given Practice Situation
Competency 4 Weighing Conflicting Ethical and Values Positions in a Given Situation and Making Decisions between Them
Writing and Reporting Within Your Field Agency
Writing in Human Service Settings
Written Reports Related to Direct Services to Clients
Written Reports Related to Administrative Services
Oral Reporting
Managing Your Feelings And Your Stress
Developing Self-Awareness
Developing Self-Understanding
Developing Assertiveness
Developing Conflict Resolution Skills
Developing Positive Self-Talk
Developing Self-Control
Learning to Manage Your Stress
Making Mistakes and Learning from Them
Making More Serious Mistakes
Maintaining Good Work Habits
Maintaining Appropriate Professional Boundaries
Guarding Against Dual Relationships
Maintaining a Balance between Your Work Life and Your Personal Life
Keeping Safe
Evaluating Your Performance
Understanding the Final Evaluation
Preparing for Your Evaluation
The Field Supervisor's Perspective
The Evaluation Conference
The Faculty Liaison's Perspective
Leaving Your Field Placement
An Overview
General Guidelines for Positive Termination
Saying Good-bye to Your Supervisor
Saying Good-bye to Your Clients
Transferring Your Work
Termination Rituals
Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals