Education | Practicum in Therapeutic Interventions with Children
P696 | 6019 | Dr. Jack Cummings


The purpose of this practicum is to provide experiences that will
help you develop as a school psychologist and as an intervention and
systems change agent for children. The practicum is designed to
support your learning in P692, Seminar in Therapeutic Interventions
with Children. Through P692 and your practicum experiences, you will
develop a working knowledge of a variety of interventions for social
and emotional, developmental, and academic deficits. We will seek to
develop an understanding of forces that may facilitate or hinder
implementation of interventions with children through discussion of
consultation and systems change.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1.An average of one day per week at your practicum site, with a
minimum total of 100 hours accumulated during the semester.

2.Meet with on-site supervisor on a weekly basis; have practicum
evaluation completed by supervisor at each site.

3.Class participation includes: attendance, weekly entries in the
forum in the In Touch section of the Oncourse, active participation
in discussion/activity sessions, faculty supervision, evidencing
knowledge of assigned readings.

4.Practicum Goals/Objectives, detailing how you expect your practicum
placement to help you reach goals you have set for yourself in the
areas of intervention and consultation (Due: January 30).

SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS:

Reflective Log Entry (Oncourse)		
Weekly by Monday at 5:00 pm, beginning Jan19

Practicum Objectives Due: January 30

Practicum Evaluations: May 6

GRADING
Objectives 15%
Reflective Long Entries	20%
Class Participation 15%
Evaluative Feedback from Site Supervisor 50%


SCHEDULE

Jan 15 – Overview of practicum expectations,
Evaluate ethical dilemmas

Jan 22 – Single subject designs,
Visual representation of behavior change
	
Reading: Steege, Brown-Chidsey, & Mace (2002) Best practices in
evaluating interventions. In A Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best
practices in school psychology IV. (pp.517-534). Bethesda, MD:
National Association of School Psychologists.

Jan 29 – No class

Feb 5 – Evidence-based approaches

Feb 12- Prevention

Feb 19 - No class

Feb 26 – Best practices and the challenge of the “real world”
Experiences drawn from practicum logs

Mar 4 - No class

Mar 11 - TBA

Mar 25 – Evaluate ethical dilemmas with specific attention to issues
that your site supervisors have encountered

Apr 1 – NASP

Apr 8 – Electronic resources incorporated into everyday practice in
the schools,
URL’s as part of the psychological report

Apr 15 - No class

Apr 22 – Futures

Apr 29 – Review of cases