3rd Edition

Your Supervised Practicum and Internship Field Resources for Turning Theory into Action

    268 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    268 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Your Supervised Practicum and Internship is a complete, up-to-date guide to everything a graduate student in the helping professions needs for a successful practicum, internship, or field experience.

    This helpful resource takes students through the necessary fundamentals of field experience, helping them understand the supervision process and their place in it. The authors fully prepare students for more advanced or challenging scenarios they are likely to face as helping professionals. The new edition also interweaves both CACREP and NASW standards, and incorporates changes brought by the DSM-5. Its unique focus is on neurocounseling and how bridging brain and behavior assists counselors in becoming more efficacious in treatment selections for talk therapy. Your Supervised Practicum and Internship takes the practical and holistic approach that students need to understand what really goes on in agencies and schools, providing evidence-based advice and solutions for the many challenges field experience presents.

    Section I: Getting Started—You, Supervision, and the Settings 1. Turning Theory into Practice: Abilities Needed to Grow  2. Reviewing and Analyzing Cases: Microcounseling Supervision  3. Becoming Effective as a Supervisee: The Influence of Placement Setting  4. Continuing Self-Improvement: Major Supervision Model Categories  5. Conceptualizing the Client: Diagnosis and Related Issues Section II: Knowledge Needed to Grow—Issues in Professional Practice  6. Becoming a Culturally Competent Helping Professional: Appreciation of Diversity in Action  7. Working with Ethics, Laws, and Professionalism: Best Practice Standards  8. Counseling Research Outcomes: Discovering What Works  9. Staying Well: Guidelines for Responsible Living  10. Becoming a Professional Helper: Advocacy for Clients, Self, and the Profession 


    Lori A. Russell-Chapin, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Education, Counseling and Leadership at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She is also codirector for the Center for Collaborative Brain Research (CCBR), a partnership among OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and the Illinois Neurological Institute, and is the recipient of the American Counseling Association’s Trailblazer Award for her work on neurocounseling. She is also an ACA fellow.

    Nancy E. Sherman, PhD, is an emeritus professor in the Department of Education, Counseling and Leadership at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She is a three-time Fulbright scholar and past president of Chi Sigma Iota, International.

    Theodore J. Chapin, PhD, is the president of Resource Management Services, Chapin & Russell Associates, and The Neurotherapy Institute of Central Illinois.

    Allen E. Ivey, PhD, is a distinguished university professor (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and president of Microtraining Associates, an educational publishing firm. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology; past president and fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association; and an elected fellow of the American Counseling Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and the Asian American Psychological Association.

    "Your Supervised Practicum and Internship provides a comprehensive review of the profession. The book helps students refresh their knowledge of skills, theory, wellness, and multicultural competence. The neurocounseling component of each chapter encourages students to reflect on the impact of counseling on the systems of their body and vice versa. The authors bring a sense of self-reflection to the practicum and internship experience that is much needed for counselors in training."  Natasha Barnes, EdD, assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Psychology, Delta State University, Mississippi

    "Your Supervised Practicum and Internship invites the reader on a journey through the formative stages of their clinical development. Each chapter is a companion to this journey that brings real-world practice scenarios to life, poses critical questions for self-reflection, and inspires modern contemplations on the future of clinical practice. This book helps students think about the personal and professional development needed to develop their optimal therapeutic self."  Eric T. Beeson, PhD, core faculty, clinical associate professor, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, Illinois

    "Practicum and internship is a time of developmental milestones that can be make or break in the lives of students and their clients. The new edition of Your Supervised Practicum and Internship is an authoritative guide that offers a paradigm of ethically centered, culturally respectful, and cutting-edge supervision practice. The book continues the authors’ groundbreaking work in using neuroscience to support the counseling field and students. Readers of all experience levels will have the opportunity for transformation as they integrate the neuroscience-based skills in each chapter."  Chad Luke, PhD, associate professor of counselor education, St. Bonaventure University, Tennessee