Education | Internship in Counseling
G550 | 5944 | Dr. Michael Tracy


The course has the following objectives:

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 the 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 case
management

Students are expected to attend to the following criteria during the
internship experience:

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 a minimum of
one hour per week.

5. Keep a journal of the internship activities which includes:

a. the site where the internship is scheduled and the supervisor's
name. Include your schedule (dates and times at site)

b. the date and the topic of the individual supervision session
including any difficulties where greater attention is needed, as well
as patterns of growth and development.

c. a summary statement of the activity for each week.

d. an integrative summary of each month and semester experience with
each forwarded to the instructor one week before each monthly class
meeting.

6. Review and sign the university evaluation form prepared by the
supervisor each semester.

7. Maintain and hourly log of site activities. The log must be signed
monthly by your site supervisor.

8. Contact instructor for individual consultation as necessary.

Texts

TEXT: American Psychological Association (1994). Diagnostic
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV. Washington DC. Author

Assigned reading:
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.

Schedule

Saturday, September 7--Room 20

8:30 - 9:00  -  Introductions, Course Description
9:00 - 9:30  -  Assessments, Case Study Assignments
9:30 - 10:30  -  Former intern panel and information from the
internship coordinator
10:30-10:45  -  Break
10:45-12:30  -  Internship Site Issues

Saturday, September 14--Room 20

8:30 - 9:45  -  Case Study Presentations
9:45 - 10:00  -  Break
10:00 - 11:00  -  Presentation on Psychopharmacology
11:00 - 12:30  -  Clinical and Internship Site Issues

Saturday, October 12--Room 20

8:30 - 10:30  -  Case Study Presentations
10:30 - 10:45  -  Break
10:45 - 11:30  -  Clinical Issues
11:30 - 12:30  -  Internship Site Issues

Saturday, November 9--Room 20

8:30 - 10:30 - Case Study Presentations
10:30 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:30 - Clinical Issues
11:30 - 12:30 - Internship Site Issues

Saturday, December 7--Room 20

8:30 - 10:30  -  Case Study Presentation
10:30 - 10:45  -  Break
10:45 - 11:30  -  Clinical Issues
11:30 - 12:30  -  Internship Site Issues

Grading Procedure:

ASSIGNMENT / ACTIVITY / GRADE

Attendance and participation in monthly group supervision classes 25
Demonstrate professional skills in the internship setting 25
Attendance and participation in organized activities (e.g. staffing,
training activities) at the internship site 25

Compliance with required clinical forms and assessment 25
Total 100

I.All assignments must be completed by April 27, 2002.