Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook: A Guide for the Helping Professions

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Acknowledging, anticipating, and addressing the everyday questions, anxieties, fears, and concerns of interns, this practical handbook bridges the gap between academic coursework and the knowledge, skills, and emotional challenges that are found in thereal worldof the helping professions.Incorporating the newest version of the APA ethics code, the federal HIPAA regulations, and the applications of technology to treatment and record keeping, this book contains the most recent research and literature pertaining to internship training, ethics and legal issues, supervision, self-care, record keeping, risk management, and more.Professionals and interns involved with internships, practicums, and field placements in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, and related helping disciplines.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Forewordp. x
Preparationp. 1
Theory into Practicep. 1
Terminologyp. 1
Meeting with Your Instructorp. 1
Finding and Selecting a Placementp. 3
Peers and Campus Resources for Locating Internshipsp. 3
Community Resourcesp. 4
Choosing a Placementp. 4
Portfolios, Interviews, and Lettersp. 8
The Rights of Applicantsp. 9
Internship Agreementsp. 9
Evaluationp. 11
Making the Most of Your Internshipp. 11
Using This Bookp. 13
Introduction to Journal Workp. 14
Referencesp. 16
Getting Startedp. 18
First Impressionsp. 18
Enthusiasm Meets Experiencep. 19
The Role of the Internp. 20
The Role of the Professionalp. 20
Meeting Clientsp. 21
Age and Experience Issues with Clients and Supervisorsp. 21
Time Limitsp. 22
Fees for Servicep. 23
Is Treatment Effective?p. 23
Altruism versus Moneyp. 24
Clinical and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Feesp. 25
Inoculation: What Not to Learnp. 26
Referencesp. 27
Ethical And Legal Issuesp. 29
Ethical Guidelines of the Helping Professionsp. 29
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)p. 30
Competencep. 32
Informed Consentp. 33
Confidentialityp. 35
Exceptions to Confidentialityp. 38
Insurance Company Inquiries, Managed Care, and Ethical Practicep. 42
Confidentiality with Minorsp. 44
Dual Relationshipsp. 44
Liability and Insurancep. 50
Technology and Ethicsp. 52
Research Ethicsp. 52
Summaryp. 53
Referencesp. 53
Internship Classes And Peer Groupsp. 58
Forming Internship Peer Groupsp. 58
Models of Peer Group Learningp. 58
Elements of Successful Classes and Groupsp. 59
Video or Audio Recordings of Sessionsp. 61
Role Playsp. 62
Ethics in Classes and Groupsp. 63
Referencesp. 65
Supervisionp. 66
What is Supervision? 66
Hopes and Fearsp. 66
Clarifying Expectationsp. 68
Frequency and Timing of Supervisionp. 68
Content of Supervisionp. 69
Didactic Supervisionp. 70
Case Notes and Discussionsp. 70
Tapes and Role Playsp. 72
Live Supervisionp. 72
Observing the Supervisor in Therapyp. 73
Remote Supervision Internet, Telephone, and Other Technologiesp. 73
Theoretical Orientationp. 74
Supervision and Therapy Differences and Similaritiesp. 75
Transference and Countertransferencep. 79
Suggested Guidelines for Therapy and Supervisionp. 79
Conflict in Supervisionp. 80
Evaluationp. 82
Planning for Future Supervisionp. 84
Referencesp. 84
Working With Diversityp. 87
Reasons for and Resistance to Diversity Trainingp. 87
Steps toward Working with Differencesp. 89
Knowing the Diversity within Usp. 90
Confronting Our Biases and Acknowledging Our Ignorancep. 91
The Historical Context Must Be Acknowledgedp. 92
The Current Context Must Be Acknowledgedp. 93
Strengths Must Be Recognized along with Problemsp. 93
Ethnic Identity Developmentp. 94
Ones Own Prejudices and Biases Must Be Acknowledgedp. 94
A Model of White Identity Developmentp. 95
Assumptions, Models, and Techniques of Treatmentp. 96
The Culturally Sensitive Counselorp. 97
Culturally Sensitive Intervention Approachesp. 98
Additional Resourcesp. 98
Summaryp. 99
Referencesp. 99
Clinical Writing, Treatment Records, And Case Notesp. 101
Writing Skillsp. 101
Writing Can Be Learnedp. 101
Focusing Reading to Learn Writingp. 102
Practice and Feedbackp. 102
Rewritingp. 103
Common Writing Problemsp. 104
Keys to Good Wri<$$$>
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