For undergraduage and graduate Internship, Field Work, and Field Placement Practicum courses in education, counseling, social work, and psychology departments. A practical guide to the "real world" knowledge and skills that students need when they begin working in the field of mental health. The book guides interns through every phase of the internship process from finding placements to concluding relationships with clients and supervisors. Along the way students learn about ethics, clinical writing and record keeping, working with peers and supervisors, understanding diversity, self care and safety, and how to be successful in meeting the challenges and opportunities of the internship or field placement setting. Following an evidence and competency based approach, the latest research findings are reviewed from the fields of psychology, social work and counseling. Throughout the book are hands on practical exercises plus examples and illustrations to keep the material relevant and "user friendly" to students.
Brian Baird Ph.D. has more than 23 years of clinical experience including work in psychiatric hospitals, group homes, juvenile detention facilities, brain injury rehabilitation and cancer clinics. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Utah, Dr. Baird received his masters and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Wyoming. In addition to his clinical background, Dr. Baird chaired the Psychology Dept at Pacifiic Lutheran University where he also taught and supervised interns for many years. Additional courses taught included abnormal psychology, theories of personality, and graduate level assessment and psychotherapy classes. For the past 12 years, Dr. Baird has served as a Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 3rd Congressional District of Washington State. In Congress, Dr. Baird chairs the Energy and Environment subcommittee of the House Committee on Science and Technology. He also serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure committee and was previously a member of the House Committee on the Budget.