Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual: A Resource for Graduate Counseling Students (Revised) / Edition 2

Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual: A Resource for Graduate Counseling Students (Revised) / Edition 2

by Shannon Hodges
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Springer Publishing Company


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Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual: A Resource for Graduate Counseling Students (Revised) / Edition 2

Praise for the First Edition:

"I highly recommend The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual. It is the single best all-in-one resource I've read for all things practicum and internship."

óRyan Thomas Neace, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, Blogger, American Counseling Association; Founder, and Change, Inc.

This best-selling guide to the practicum and internship experience, written expressly for graduate counseling students by a seasoned counselor and educator, is now substantially revised with updated and expanded content including the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics. With a strong focus on counseling as a specific professional identity, the book includes new information on developing one's own approach to counseling and supervision, maintaining satisfactory working relationships with supervisors and colleagues, developing good writing skills and record keeping, and managing crisis and trauma. The second edition also reflects such developments as DSM-5 and CACREP/CORE standards.

With a concise, accessible writing style, the book describes everything students need to know as they enter and progress through the practicum and internship process. Replete with plentiful case examples and sample forms and templates, this supportive manual encompasses information addressing how to select and apply for practicum/internships in all settings, including mental health, rehabilitation, schools, and addictions. It examines such ethical and legal issues as informed consent, confidentiality, client records, boundary issues, and liability insurance. Multicultural considerations that impact counseling along with the importance of self-care, including stress management and dealing with aggressive client behaviors, are also discussed in detail. This "mentor in a book" gives counseling students invaluable assistance in preparing for their first experiences working with clients, and eases the journey toward developing into a self-confident, skilled, and ethical practitioner.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated to include content on 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, CACREP/CORE developments, legal issues, DSM-5, and social media
  • Expanded content on developing an individual approach to counseling
  • Provides new information on crisis intervention
  • Increased content on supervision styles and models
  • Expanded information on student safety at field sites
  • Augmented discussion of careers
  • Includes expanded self-reflection exercises for the intern
  • Provides downloadable versions of student forms and templates

Key Features:

  • Focuses on counseling as a specific professional identity
  • Covers everything students need to know as they enter and progress through the practicum/internship process
  • Mentors students in a supportive, user-friendly style
  • Includes abundant case examples

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826128430
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/28/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 193,742
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Shannon Hodges, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, is professor and coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Niagara University with over 30 years of counseling experience in community agencies, university counseling centers, and overseas. As a former director of a university counseling center and clinical director of a county mental health clinic, he has taught school counselors, mental health counselors, and undergraduate psychology students, including numerous international academic appointments. Dr. Hodges has authored numerous professional publications and has also served on the editorial review boards of several journals including the Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Counseling and Values, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and Journal of College Counseling. He is a longtime member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), and several ACA affiliate divisions. His previous books include the first edition of 101 Careers in Counseling (2012), The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual, Second Edition (2015), and The College and University Counseling Manual (2016).

Table of Contents



1. Introduction to the Counseling Profession and the

2. Selecting and Applying for a Practicum/Internship

3. Ethical and Legal Issues

4. Clinical Issues in Practicum/Internship

5. Clinical Writing Skills

6. Classroom and Site Supervision

7. Multicultural Issues and Considerations

8. Managing Stress During Your Practicum/Internship

9. Crisis Intervention in Practicum/Internship

10. Protecting Yourself During Practicum/Internship

11. Termination in Counseling

12. Completing the Practicum/Internship and Preparing for the Future

Appendix A: List of Professional Counseling Organizations

Appendix B: ACA Code of Ethics

Appendix C: ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors

Appendix D: State Licensure Boards and Requirements

Appendix E: Practicum and Internship Contract



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