Education | Internship in Counseling and Guidance
G550 | 1846 | Stockton
G550-Master's Internship in Counseling
INSTRUCTOR: Rex Stockton
OFFICE: 201 N Rose Ave, Room 4056
APPOINTMENTS: By arrangement.
*Internship in summer covers 15 weeks credit and is distributed between
summer I & II sessions.
TEXT: Assigned readings.
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 session. 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 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.
During the course of the internship, you are expected to:
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
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
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
6. Review and sign the university evaluation form prepared by the
supervisor each semester.