The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook: A Guide for the Helping Professions (3rd Edition)

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9780130330253: The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook: A Guide for the Helping Professions (3rd Edition)

A core text/reference for Internships, Practicums, and Field Placements in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, and related helping disciplines. 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, the text begins with practical suggestions for how one finds an internship and concludes with how one terminates cases and looks ahead to career options.

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This practical handbook provides an essential bridge between the academic classroom and the "real world" of the helping professions. Written in an accessible style that speaks directly to the student, the author draws upon the latest research and extensive personal experience to address the critical skills and knowledge that students need to succeed. The book anticipates what students will experience in the field and provides the information they need for effective, responsible and safe learning in the field.

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Students, faculty, and supervisors have praised the second edition of this book as "an essential resource'-' for students, instructors, and held supervisors. Building on the success of the first two editions, this third edition updates the latest literature and research, adds new exercises and a technology component, and incorporates new discussions of legal issues, managed care, student portfolios, career planning, and other critical topics.

Specifically designed to fill the gap between the classroom and "the real world," this book is packed with information students simply must know to perform responsibly and safely in their field placements. Ethical principles and legal matters, record keeping, and effective report writing, making the most of supervision, working with diversity, dealing with dangerous clients, and coping with stresses are all covered in detail and in a style that is bout accessible and practical.

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  • Addresses critical topics including ethical and legal issues, record keeping and reports, making the most of supervision, working with diversity, stress management and self care, clinical writing, dealing with dangerous clients, and closing cases.
  • Incorporates the latest literature and research along with practical field-tested experiences from instructors, supervisors, and students.
  • Organized sequentially and topically to present information as it is needed from the very beginning of the internship through closing eases and planning for what happens next.
  • Includes interactive and reflective exercises to encourage self-exploration and stimulate discussion in classroom and supervisory sessions.
  • Provides ready-to-use forms for field learning agreements, evaluation, ethical conduct, and informed consent.
  • Designed to be used by psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and other professions.
  • Incorporates literature from all the above relevant professions.

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