This best-selling guide to the practicum and internship experience, written expressly for graduate counseling students by a seasoned counselor and educator, is now substantially revised. New and expanded content touches on CACREP developments, trauma-informed care, social media, mindfulness, multicultural competencies, and more. With a strong focus on counseling as a specific professional identity, the book helps graduate students and new counselors develop their own approach to counseling and supervision, maintaining beneficial working relationships, self-care, sharpening writing skills, and record-keeping. A completely new chapter focuses on trauma-informed care developed from evidence-based approaches.
Concise and accessible, the book describes everything students need to know as they enter and progress through the practicum and internship process. Replete with case examples and sample forms, it encompasses information on how to select and apply for practicum/internships in all settings. It also examines ethical and legal issues, ensuring student safety at field sites, and clinical issues including teletherapy and termination. Instructor and student ancillary materials are included with this new edition. The print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contentsNew to the Third Edition: Updated to include content on 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and CACREP developmentsNew chapter on trauma-informed care including evidence-based approachesInformation on crisis intervention and de-escalationIncreased content on supervision styles and modelsExpanded information on student safety at field sites, job searching, dealing with mandated/resistant clients, and goal setting and self-evaluationReceiving feedback from supervisors and providing feedback to peersStages of change/client willingness to change as counseling modelDiscussions about social media, vicarious trauma, cyberbullying, and mindfulnessTeletherapy including confidentiality issues, hacking, encryption, and legal issuesMulticultural counseling competenciesExpanded case studiesNew Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slidesKey Features: Focuses on counseling as a specific professional identity and mentors students in a supportive, user-friendly styleCovers everything students need to know as they enter and progress through the practicum/internship processIncludes abundant case examplesA concluding chapter on preparing for the job search, r sum's, cover letters, and negotiating salary