Education | Internship in Counseling
G550 | 5945 | Cindy Thomas-Duffy


G550 Internship in Counseling is designed to give students more
advanced experience 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 hours on-site with two options (1) twenty hours per week over a
period of two consecutive semesters or (2) twenty hours per week
followed by or preceded by both summer sessions.  All prerequisite
coursework will have been completed prior to the internship
experience.

G647 Advanced Internship in Counseling is designed to give students
more advanced experience with a broader range of clients than provided
in G550.  The internship experience meets the requirements for mental
health licensure in Indiana.  In addition to monthly faculty
supervision, intensive supervision takes place at the site.  The
advanced internship experience requires a minimum of 300 hours on
site, 120 of which are client contact hours.  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 appropriate 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. To be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic classification,
indications and contraindications of commonly prescribed
psychopharmacological medications for the purpose of identifying
effects of such medications.
8. To exhibit ethical behavior interactions with both clients and
staff.

During the course of the internship, you are required to:

1. Be on-site for twenty (20) hours per week.

2. Attend monthly G550 class meetings throughout the entire internship
experience and be 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 (on-site) for a
minimum of one hour per week for clinical supervision.

5. Keep a journal of the internship activities which include:
" The site of your internship and supervisor's name.  Please include
the dates and times spent at the site.
" The date and 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's experience submitted to the
instructor one week before each monthly class meeting.

6. Maintain an hourly log of all on-site activities.  The log must be
signed by your site supervisor and turned in to me at our monthly
class.

7. Review and sign the university evaluation form prepared by your
site-supervisor each semester.

8. Contact instructor for individual consultation as necessary.

Grading Criteria:						

1. Attendance and participation in all monthly group supervision
classes
	
2. Presentation of case conceptualization

3. Monthly journal reports

4. Demonstrate professional skills in the internship setting

5. Attendance and participation in organized activities on-site (eg,
staffing, training   activities, case conferences, etc.)

6. Compliance with required clinical forms and assessment

Schedule:

Saturday, May 11, 2002 - Room 1201

8:30   -   9:00 Introductions, handout syllabus, administrative
matters
9:00   - 10:15  Counseling children and adolescents - Tim Donovan
10:15  - 10:30  Break
10:30  - 12:00  Course description and expectations
11:30  - 12:30  Panel discussion
12:30  - 1:45   Internship site issues

Saturday, June 8, 2002 - Room 1201

8:30  -   9:00  Administrative matters
9:00   -  10:00 Abuse/neglect with children and adults - Amy Kuchta
10:00  -  10:15 Break
10:15  -  11:45 Case study presentations
11:45  -  12:30	Clinical issues	
12:30  -   1:45 Internship site issues

Saturday, July 13, 2002 - Room 1084

8:30   -   10:30  Case study presentations
10:30  -   10:45  Break
10:45  -   11:45  Clinical issues
11:45  -    1:45  Internship site issues

Saturday, August 3, 2002 - Room 1084

8:30   -   10:30  Case study presentations
10:30  -   10:45  Break
10:45  -   11:45  Clinical issues
11:45  -    1:00  Internship site issues
1:00  -     1:45  Evaluations and feedback