Education | Master's Internship in Counseling
G550 | 5734 | Dr. Jeff Daniels

American Psychiatric Association (1994). Diagnostic and statistical
manual of mental disorders IV. Washington, DC. Author.

Assigned Readings:
There will be assigned readings throughout the semester that are
related to class-chosen topics. These will be available from

Course Description and Goals:
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
basis 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 sessions. All prerequisite coursework will have
been completed. Objectives for this course are as follows:

To counsel a wide range of client problems using both individual and
group counseling as the mode of helping.

To further develop assessment skills for helping clients to define
their problem and set proper goals.

To develop sophistication in selecting appropriate interventions and
to assess the effects of a given intervention.

To do outreach and consultation work where appropriate.

To develop competencies for offering the services and programs
commonly offered by the agency or school where the internship is

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.

Demonstrate knowledge of basic classification, indications, and
contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological
medications for the purpose of identifying effects of such

Exhibit ethical behavior interactions with clients and case

During the course if the internship, you are expected to:

Be on site 20 hours per week.

Attend monthly G550 class meetings throughout the entire internship
experience ready to discuss experiences, problems, growth and related
reading assignments.

Attend a monthly on campus seminar (G598) for one full semester
during your internship.

Meet individually with your immediate supervisor for a minimum of one
hour per week.

Keep a journal of the internship activities which includes:

The site where the internship is scheduled and the supervisorís name.
Include your schedule (dates and times at site).
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.
An integrative summary of each month and semester experience with
each forwarded to the instructor one week before each monthly class
The summary should reflect activities that demonstrate implementation
of knowledge and skills developed in G562, School Counseling:
Intervention, Consultation and Program Development.

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

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

Contact the instructor for individual consultation as necessary.

Grading Criteria

Attendance and participation in monthly group supervision classes.

Demonstrate professional skills in the internship setting.

Attendance and participation in organized activities (e.g., staffing,
training activities) at the internship site.

Compliance with required clinical forms and assessment.

Web Page

In this course I am attempting to go high-tech. There is an Oncourse
website for this course, where you can view the syllabus (if you lose
this one), get information and announcements, and chat with others in
the class. Please go to and follow the
instructions for setting up your page for G550. Check your page for

Course Outline

Saturday, January 18

8:30 --9:00 Site Issues
9:00 --10:00 Amy Kuchta, CPS, rm. 1204
10:00 --10:15 Break
10:15--	10:45 Case Presentation
10:45--	11:30 Clinical Issues
11:30 --11:45 Break
11:45--	12:30 Computer Reporting System Updates

Saturday, February 22

8:30 -- 9:30 Site Issues
9:30 --10:15 Case Study
10:15--	10:30 Break
10:30--	11:30 Chosen Topic Discussion
11:30--	12:30 Clinical Issues

Saturday, March 29

8:30 --9:30 Site Issues
9:30 --10:15 Case Study
10:15--	10:30 Break
10:30--	11:30 Chosen Topic Discussion
11:30--	12:30 Clinical Issues

Saturday, April 12

8:30 --9:30 Site Issues
9:30 --10:15 Case Study
10:15--10:30 Break
10:30--11:30 Chosen Topic Discussion
11:30--12:30 Clinical Issues

Saturday, April 26

8:30 --9:30 Site Issues
9:30 --10:15 Case Study
10:15--10:30 Break
10:30--11:30 Clinical Issues
11:30 --12:30Summary and Wrap up