Education | Master's Internship in Counseling
G550 | 5737 | Cindy Thomas Duffy

Test:  Assigned readings

The second semester of G550 (Internship in Counseling) is designed to
be a continuation of the internship field experience.  G550 is
designed to give students more advanced experience and a broader range
of clients than provided in the counseling practicum.  The internship
experience is positioned at or near the end of the formal training
period.  The internship experience requires 600 hours on site with two
options (a) 20 hours per week over a period of two consecutive
semesters or (b) 20 hours per week for one semester followed or
preceded by both the six week and the eight week summer session.  All
prerequisite course work will have been completed.  Objectives for the
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 concerns/problems and set proper goals.

3.To develop sophistication in selecting appropriate interventions and
to assess the effects of intervention selected for implementation.

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

6.To become socialized to the culture of the internship setting as
evidenced by a clearer understanding of the values, norms, priorities
and processes that occur in that setting.

7.Demonstrate knowledge of basic classifications, indications, and
contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological

8.To increase your awareness of ethical considerations and exhibit
ethical behavior in all professional interactions with clients and

Our group will meet in the School of Education Room 1201 on five
Saturday mornings (8:30 - 12:30) on the following dates:
January 18
February 22
March 29
April 12
April 26

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

1.Be on site a minimum of 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 on-site supervisor for a
minimum of one hour per week.

5.Keep a journal of your internship activities which includes (see

"Your site and site supervisors name

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

"A summary statement of the activity for each week.

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

"Journal should be at least two pages in length in order to cover all
areas in depth.

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

7.Maintain hourly log of all site activities.   The log must be signed
monthly by your site supervisor and turned in to your instructor each
month in class.

8.Contact instructor for individual consultation/supervision as

9.Complete evaluation of site supervision and learning experience at
your site.

Grading Criteria:

1.Attendance and participation in monthly group supervision classes.

2.Demonstrate professional skills in the internship setting

3.Quality of written assignments

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

5.Compliance with required clinical forms and assessment.

Agenda items:

Saturday, January 18th
"Administrative issues
"Case conceptualization assignments
"Monthly journals
"Clinical Issues
"Internship Site Issues

Saturday, February 22th
"Case Conceptualization Presentations
"Clinical Issues
"Internship Site Issues

Saturday, March 29th
"Case Conceptualization Presentations
"Clinical Issues
"Internship Site Issues

Saturday, April 12th
"Case Conceptualization Presentations
"Clinical Issues
"Internship Site Issues

Saturday, April 26th
"Case Conceptualization Presentations
"Clinical Issues
"Internship Site Evaluations
"Course Evaluations