A Guide to Practicum and Internship for School Counselors-in-Training
Routledge – 2010 – 252 pages
School counseling is a rather specialized field, yet students entering it do not have a single, comprehensive resource to guide them through the process. This text covers all aspects of the practicum and internship experience, from the initial contact with your supervisor to detailed descriptions of each of the different roles you will have, and will help you gain an understanding of the school culture and how to begin thinking about and developing your own philosophy of school counseling. Specific topics covered include popular counseling theories used by school counselors; working with special populations of students; application of the ASCA ethical standards; the administration of day-to-day tasks, such as arranging an office space and managing your time; and elements of the guidance curriculum, including individual student planning, responsive services, and systemic support. Each chapter contains activities, case studies, hypothetical situations, and worksheets designed to facilitate your understanding of and role in the profession. All material presented is consistent with both the CACREP accreditation standards and the American School Counseling Association’s National Model ®.
This is the practicum/ internship book we have been waiting for. Jeannine Studer, Joel Diambra, and their contributing team of experts have included every significant contemporary topic that is essential to the growth and development of 21st century school counseling candidates. The comprehensive array of topics assures counselor educators that their school counselors in training are well prepared to work in today’s schools! Carol Dahir, EdD, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Counselor Education, New York Institute of Technology
Sometimes a review of what students have learned and other times an invaluable resource for school counseling students entering their field placement, this is a critical new book. Offering a rich amount of material for school counseling students, the book is comprehensive, research based, readable, and filled with hands on activities. As I turned the pages, the book seemed to anticipate my thoughts about what was next needed to be learned. Ed Neukrug, EdD, Professor of Counseling, Old Dominion University
The authors provide a framework for helping students approach school counseling field experiences that is consistent with CACREP accreditation standards as well as the ASCA National Model. Via the use of practical suggestions and real-life case examples, the authors provide a forum for students to integrate and apply knowledge gained from prerequisite courses. Dr. Amy Milsom, Associate Professor of Counselor Education, Clemson University
This text offers the most in-depth glimpse yet into the expectations of school mental health professionals’ training in practica and internships and offers a guide for new professionals as they develop their counseling identities and enter the great field of school counseling. The authors have prepared a text that has the potential to become the “go-to” guide for enhancing school counselors’-in-training clinical preparation and supervision across the country. Andrea Dixon, PhD, Associate Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator, University of Florida
Part I: The Practicum and Internship Journey. Getting Started. Understanding the School Culture. Popular Counseling Theories Used by School Counselors. Overview of Supervision. A Developmental Passage – Models of Supervision. Part II: The ASCA National Model as a Structure for Understanding the Role of the Professional School Counselor. The ASCA National Model Components as a Supervisory Guide. The Foundation Component. The Management Component. The Delivery System Component. Accountability and the School Counselor-in-Training. Applying the ASCA Ethical Standards. Part III: Guidelines for Working with Special Populations. Understanding Differences in Schools. Developmental Issues of Students. Part IV: Competing the Clinical Experiences. Transitioning Forward.