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Counseling: Counseling Internship

EDCO 389 Z2 (CRN: 61577)

3 Credit Hours

About EDCO 389 Z2

A supervised experience in counseling in a field (school or mental health) setting. Prerequisites: Counseling majors only and EDCO 220, EDCO 350, EDCO 374, EDCO 375, EDCO 392, EDCO 363, EDCO 340, and EDCO 361. .

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Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2019; Class meeting time 12:30 - 4:30 pm; On 6/4, 6/18, 6/25, and 7/23, the class will start early from 11:30am-4:30pm. Starting July 16, the class will meet in room 102C Mann Hall Prereq: EDCO 220, 350, 374, 363, 375; Counseling majors only; For more information, contact Instructor.

Section Description

This course is designed to provide the counseling internship student with an opportunity to refine and expand her/his/their counseling skills working with clients in a field setting through intensive individual and group supervision. Students are expected to expand their current knowledge by taking risks to learn about clients, issues, theories, and techniques with which they are not currently familiar or comfortable. Additional goals are to foster a positive attitude toward supervision, develop skills in giving and receiving feedback, and promote personal and professional growth. The internship includes 600 hours (for school counseling track students) or 900 hours (for clinical mental health track students) of working in a field setting. Specific requirements regarding direct service hours in internship and other internship-related policies and procedures are outlined in The Counseling Program Internship Handbook. The internship seminar is designed to meet the CACREP requirement of regularly providing an average of 1 ½ hr/wk of group supervision to internship students. In our weekly seminar meeting, students are expected to discuss their internship experiences, to raise ethical and professional concerns and to explore theory and techniques as they relate to work with clients. We also examine the personal, professional, social, cultural and political issues that arise as students engage in fieldwork. Although our time in seminar is used mostly to receive feedback from peers and the supervisor on formal and informal video class presentations, we also take time to discuss issues and challenges faced in the field with clients, engage in role plays, practice of specific skills, or exploration of individual issues that affect one’s counseling effectiveness. Each student will assume responsibility for asking for what she/he/they need in each supervision session and for creating a healthy and useful learning experience for the group as a whole.

Section Expectation

Field Work Throughout the semester, students will be engaged in fieldwork at the internship site as outlined in the Counseling Program Internship Handbook. For the complete internship experience, school counseling students will be required to complete a total of 700 hours (280 hours of which must be direct service and 20 of those must be in group counseling) of fieldwork experience (over 2 semesters) and mental health counseling students will be expected to complete a total of 900 hours (360 of which must be direct service and 30 of those must be in group counseling) over 3 semesters. This amounts to approximately 120 direct service and 180-indirect service hours per semester. Direct service hours are defined by CACREP as: Supervised use of counseling, consultation or related professional skills with actual clients (this can be individual couples, families or groups) for the purpose of fostering social, cognitive, behavioral and/or affective change. These activities must involve interaction with others and may include: assessment, counseling, psychoeducational activities, and consultation. The following would not be considered direct service: observing others providing counseling and related services, record-keeping, administrative duties, clinical and/or administrative supervision. Track Total Internship Hrs. Total Direct Service Hrs. Total Group Hours CMH 900 (300 hrs/sem. x 3 sem) 360 (120 hrs./sem x 3 sem) 30 School 600 (300 hrs/sem. x 2 sem) 240 (120 hrs/se. x 2 sem) 20 Case Presentation Students are required to conduct ONE formal case presentation to the class during the semester and ONE informal case presentation. The instructor may request additional presentations to made in class or privately in the instructor’s office. The formal presentation should include a written summary of the case (students must provide a copy for each class member) using the format provided in the Case Presentation Guidelines (see page 12-14 of your syllabus). In the formal presentation, students are expected to present a minimum of 20 minutes of a continuous portion of a digital video recording of the client session to the class. The formal case presentation should be approximately 90 minutes (including time for questions and answers from class members). The formal presentation write-up should be single spaced and no more than 3 pages. At the discretion of the instructor, students may be required to present additional formal case presentation during the semester. The informal case presentation will include a one-page conceptual write-up of a client with whom the student is working at his/her/their internship site using the format provided in the Informal Case Presentation Guidelines (see page 15 of the syllabus). In the informal presentation, students are expected to present 12 minutes of a continuous segment of a digital video recording of the client session to the class. The informal case presentation should be a maximum of 60 minutes (including time for questions and answers from class members). The informal presentation write-up should be single spaced and no more than 1 page. At the discretion of the instructor, students may be required to present additional informal case presentations during the semester.

Evaluation

Forms Complete ALL appropriate FORMS, as outlined in handbook. No grade will be submitted until ALL ORIGINAL FORMS are completed, signed, and submitted to your UVM faculty supervisor or *submitted via TK20 and received by your UVM faculty supervisor. EVALUATION An “S” or “U” will be issued as a grade for Internship. Grades are based on the following: 1. Attendance and participation in seminar and supervision. Students will be expected to arrive on time and stay until the end of class. 2. Presentation of at least two digital video recordings of sessions in class. 3. Completion of required internship hours, including weekly seminar and supervision hours (Approximately 300 hours must be completed per semester to earn an “S” in internship). 4. Adequate competency as documented in the Competency Checklist and Goal Setting form. 5. Satisfactory completion of additional requirements. 6. Recommendation of the site supervisor and the UVM supervising faculty member

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