The Human Services Internship: Getting the Most from Your Experience / Edition 3

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Overview

An excellent tool for self-assessment and analysis, THE HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP: GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE, 3e integrates classroom learning with fieldwork. Covering information from the beginning to the end of an internship, this practical, hands-on book engages readers in a process of thinking and reflection—helping them analyze different experiences and situations they encounter day to day in their field work. A unique six-step model guides readers in enhancing self-awareness, integrating the knowledge and values of the profession, recognizing challenging and dissonant situations, decision-making, and follow-through.

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Meet the Author

Pamela Myers Kiser is the Watts-Thompson Professor of Human Services at Elon University, where she has been a faculty member in the human service program since 1981. In 2010 she was named the fourth Distinguished University Professor in Elon's history. Recognized as an outstanding service-learning educator with awards at the state and national levels, Professor Kiser has presented at internship conferences across the country and the globe. She has provided consultation about internships and service-learning with other colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. She holds a BA from Wake Forest University and an MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Ready. 2. Getting Acquainted. 3. Developing Ethical Competence. 4. Using Supervision. 5. Learning to Learn from Experience: The Integrative Process Model. 6. Communicating with Clients. 7. Developing Cultural Competence. 8. Writing and Reporting within Your Field Agency. 9. Taking Care of Yourself. 10. Ending Your Internship. 11. Planning Your Career. Appendix: Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals. Index.

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