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6th Edition

Practicum and Internship
Textbook and Resource Guide for Counseling and Psychotherapy

ISBN 9781138492608
Published June 10, 2019 by Routledge
332 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Completely revised and updated, the sixth edition of Practicum and Internship is a practical resource that provides students and supervisors with thorough coverage of all stages and aspects of the practicum and internship process.

New to this edition are:

  • Downloadable, customizable online forms, contracts, and other materials
  • Across-the-board updates that reflect 2016 CACREP standards
  • Incorporation of contemporary research and literature that addresses recommended practices and ethical considerations regarding the use of technology in counseling
  • New information on preparing students to run their first counseling and therapy groups
  • A review of ethical standards and current perspectives on working with culturally diverse clients
  • Current perspectives on managing self-care during practicum and internship and beyond
  • A thoughtful presentation of trauma-informed approaches to counseling
  • A revised final chapter including guidelines for preparing for licensure exams and for longevity in the profession

With comprehensive information that spans across therapeutic approaches, concerns, and topics, this remains an essential foundational text for counseling and psychotherapy students and their supervisors.

Table of Contents

Section I. Prepracticum

1. Preparing for Practicum and Internship

2. Securing a Practicum and Internship Site

Section II. Beginning to Work with Clients

3. Starting the Practicum

4. Assessment and Case Conceptualization

5. Goal Setting, Treatment Planning, and Treatment Modalities

Section III. Supervision in Practicum and Internship

6. Group Supervision in Practicum and Internship

7. Individual Supervision in Practicum and Internship

Section IV. Professional Practice Topics

8. Selected Topics Surrounding Ethical Issues in Counseling

9. Selected Topics Surrounding Legal Issues in Counseling

10. Working with Clients in Crisis and Other Special Populations

11. Consultation in the Schools and Mental Health Agencies

12. Looking Ahead to a Career in Professional Counseling


Appendix I. Psychiatric Medications


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Christin M. Jungers, PhD, LPCC-S, is a professor and clinical supervisor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor with 20 years of clinical experience.

Judith Scott, PhD, is a professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, and was previously the internship coordinator in the counselor education program. She is a licensed psychologist with 40 years of clinical experience currently in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


"Practicum and Internship is an extremely practical text that assists students in preparing for and successfully completing a practicum and internship. The book compiles foundational information and is written in a reader-friendly style that students will find engaging. I am excited about the sixth edition’s updates on evidence-based practices and crisis and trauma approaches. Students will find that the forms included in the book put flesh on theory, while professors will appreciate having plenty of supervisory tools available to them. I highly recommend this one-of-a-kind text and look forward to using this new edition with my students!"—Jocelyn Gregoire, EdD, LPC, assistant professor of counseling, psychology, and special education at Duquesne University

"Practicum and Internship is a wonderful required (or suggested) reading for students in the clinical phase of their counselor education program. The book is very user-friendly, engaging, and practical for those emerging into the field of counseling and therapy as well as for counselor educators and supervisors. It includes useful information related to trauma work, running groups, and the tricky topic of the use of technology in counseling. Practicum and Internship is a welcome resource for any counselor’s reference library, and I recommend it wholeheartedly!"—Carol A. Corbett, PhD, LPC, assistant professor and coordinator of master’s field placement in the master’s program in clinical and counseling psychology at Chestnut Hill College

"Counseling students have an outstanding volume of information that must be gleaned and sustained from pre-practicum through internship and beyond. Practicum and Internship offers practical knowledge, resources, and tools that support this navigation. The text translates across all levels, empowers students for success, and provides guidance to instructors and site supervisors. It is a definite must for counseling professionals."—Jennifer Kirk, MEd, counseling curriculum leader and practicum and internship site supervisor at Upper St. Clair High School

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