Education | Internship in Counseling
G550 | 5796 | Dr. Paul Toth


Text:

Suggested: American Psychological Association (1994). Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV. Washington, DC.

Assigned: Integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy: Guidelines
for counselor interns. In Faiver, C., Eisengart, S., & Colonna, R.
(2000). The Counselor Intern's Handbook, Pacific Grove, CA:
Brooks/Cole.

G550, Internship in Counseling, is designed to give students more
advanced experience and with a broader range of clients than provided
in the counseling practicum. The internship experience is at or near
the end of the formal training period. The internship experience
requires 600 contact hours with two options (a) 20 hours per week over
a period of two consecutive semesters; (b) 20 hours per week for one
semester followed or preceded by both the six week and the eight week
summer session. All prerequisite coursework will have been completed.

Objectives for this course are as follows:

1) To counsel a wide range of client problems, using both individual
and group counseling as the mode of helping.
2) To further develop assessment skills for helping clients to define
their problem and set proper goals.
3) To develop sophistication in selecting appropriate interventions
and to assess the effects of a given intervention.
4) To do outreach and consultation work where appropriate.
5) To develop competencies for offering the services and programs
commonly offered by the agency or school where internship is
occurring.
6) To become socialized to the culture of the setting so to develop a
clearer understanding of the norms, values, priorities and processes
that occur in that setting.
7) Demonstrate knowledge of basic classification, indications, and
contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological
medications for the purpose of identifying effects of such
medications.
8) Exhibit ethical behavior interactions with clients and staff.

During the course of the internship you are expected to:

1) Be on site 20 hours per week.
2) Attend monthly G550 class meetings throughout the entire internship
experience ready to discuss experiences, problems, growth, and related
reading assignments.
3) Attend a monthly on campus seminar (G598) for one full semester
during your internship.
4) Meet individually with your immediate supervisor for minimum of one
hour per week.
5) Keep a journal of the internship activities which include:
-- the site where the internship is scheduled and the supervisor's
name. Include your schedule (dates and times at the site)
-- the date and the topic of individual supervision sessions including
any difficulties where greater attention is needed, as well as
patterns of growth and development.
-- A summary statement of your activity for each week.
-- An integrative summary of each month and semester experience with
each forwarded to the instructor one week before each monthly class
meeting.
-- at least two single-spaced pages.
6) Review and sign the university evaluation form prepared by your
supervisor each semester.
7) Maintain an hourly log of site activities. The log must be signed
monthly by your site supervisor.
8) Contact the Dr. Toth for individual consultation as necessary.

Grading Criteria

1) Attendance and participation in monthly internship classes.
2) Demonstrate professional skills in the internship setting.
3) Attendance and participation in organized activities (e.g.
staffing, training activities) at the internship site.
4) Compliance with required clinical forms and assessment.

Schedule

Saturday, September 8, 2001

8:30-9:30
Introductions, course description, expectations
9:30-10:30
Internship site issues
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:30
Stress, anxiety and panic and use of meditation

Saturday, September 15, 2001

8:30-9:30
Check in and internship site issues
9:30-10:30
Clinical issues
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:30
Case study presentations

Saturday, October 13, 2001

8:30-9:30
Check in and internship site issues
9:30-10:30
Clinical issues
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:30
Case study presentations

Saturday, November 10, 2001

8:30-9:30
Check in and internship site issues
9:30-10:30
Clinical issues
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:30
Case study presentations

Saturday, December 8, 2001

8:30-9:30
Check in and internship site issues
9:30-10:30
Clinical issues
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:30
Case study presentations

Dr. Stockton's Web address is
http://php.indiana.edu/~stocktor/G550/G550.html
This should be referred to for paper work such as of the journal and
forms and such.