Practicum and Internship
Textbook and Resource Guide for Counseling and Psychotherapy, 4th Edition
Routledge – 2008 – 608 pages
Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of Practicum and Internship carries on the tradition of the previous editions as a popular and highly useful textbook and resource guide. It continues to be a comprehensive resource for students and their supervisors throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process, providing thorough coverage of both the theoretical and practical aspects of the practicum and internship process.
This text guides students through the important pre-professional training experiences, from the selection of an appropriate practicum site to the final evaluation of the internship. Organizing the content into four sections for clarity and ease of use, the authors discuss all the relevant information regarding the practicum experience, preparation for the internship, the internship experience and evaluation, and important ethical and legal considerations.
New in this edition are a listing and description of the various counseling theories and techniques; a section on crisis intervention and response; detailed guidelines for school mental health consultation; and forms for evaluating performance, cognitive, and consulting skills
Forms are provided at the end of the book for the student’s use in site selection, assessment, client treatment, and performance feedback and evaluation. These forms are also included in electronic format on an accompanying CD to allow students to modify and reuse them.
"Instructive and very practical for assisting practicum students, interns, and supervisors alike, this text is probably the most comprehensive resource available for navigating the practicum and internship experience. The authors have done a superb job in including many significant pieces of research and conclusions from key professionals in the helping fields. With breadth as well as depth, especially in critical areas such as record keeping, ethics, and law, the text provides a wealth of current, helpful information for assisting successful development of upcoming professionals."
Andrew L. Carey, Ph.D., NCC is past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (PACES) and past co-editor of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (JPCA).
"This book is important to counselor educators and others who seek an empirical model for the overall clinical experience of counseling students. Boylan and Scott apply relevant research findings to inform us of how distinctively defined a supervised clinical learning experience must be in counselor education programs."
Jack L. Shortridge, EdD, Regional Counseling Director, Webster University
"Drs. Boylan and Scott’s revised edition is an incredible compendium of both necessary and essential information for the Practicum and Internship counseling student. It provides the student with a concise and in-depth review of the critical knowledge and skills vital to their field competencies. Given the masterful integration of theory and practice, I recommend this book for adoption in Practicum and Internship courses in any and all CACREP Counseling Programs."
John J. Lemoncelli, EdD, Assistant Chair and Professor, Psychology and Counseling Department, Marywood University
Part I: The Practicum Experience 1. Definitions, Phases, and Standards. 2. Preparation for Practicum. 3. Practicum Content Issues. 4. Practicum Process Issues. 5. Monitoring the Professional Development of Practicum Students. Part II: Ethics and the Law 6. Ethics in Counselor Education. 7. Legal Issues. Part III: The Internship Experience 8. Guidelines for Interns Working with Special Populations and Crisis. 9. Consultation in the Schools and Mental Health Agencies: Models and Methods. Part IV: Internship Preparation and Experience 10. Preparation for Internship. 11. Process and Evaluation in Internship. 12. Final Evaluations. Appendices 1. Alphabetical Listing of DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses and Codes. 2. Numerical Listing of DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses and Codes. 3. Psychiatric Medications. 4. HIPAA Guidelines. 5. Sample Adolescent Informed Consent Form. Index. Forms.