Jeannine R. Studer, editor of A Guide to Practicum and Internship for School Counselors-in-Training, 2nd Edition, is the Routledge Mental Health Author of the Month for May 2015. Jeannine R. Studer, EdD, is a professor emerita from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
In The Author's Words
Why did you decide to write this book?
Although much has been written regarding supervision, there are few texts available for school counseling students on what to expect during their practicum and internship experiences. This book is written by school counselors for school counselors-in-training to enhance these essential clinical experiences. Furthermore, school counselor supervisors are able to use this text to enrich their knowledge of supervision from a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program perspective.
What is the one thing you hope readers take away from your book?
Excitement is a prominent feeling when school counselors start their clinical experiences, but this feeling is often accompanied by anxiety. Too many times I have seen students who are reluctant to ask questions because they feel that if they ask questions, their supervisor will feel as if they aren’t well prepared. Nothing is further from the truth! I hope trainees will pursue challenges while envisioning how they can be contributing members to a school environment to benefit school-aged youth. This is the time to make mistakes and learn from them!
Is there anything you’d like to highlight about this topic or book in particular?
Each chapter provides detailed information surrounding the components and themes of the ASCA National Model, and includes case studies, and student and conceptual application activities to prepare for a leadership role in the profession of school counseling. The information in this text supports the most recent trends in the profession including the Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success, the Common Core, and accountability practices.
What’s a common misconception about this topic that you’d like to clear up?
Although school administrators are viewed as being the leaders of a school, school counselors are also leaders. School counselors are leaders of a school counseling program that mirrors the philosophy of the ASCA National Model. A little known fact is that school administrators and school counselors are trained from different paradigms, and few school administrators have a comprehensive understanding of the school counselor’s role. As a result, school counselors have a responsibility to communicate their training to their administrators and how they are vital partners in the educational mission.
About the Author
Jeannine Studer received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University, and her Educational Specialist and Doctor in Education degrees from the University of Toledo. Jeannine was a high school counselor and later joined the faculty at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, as an assistant professor where she began the school counseling program, served as the program coordinator and promoted to associate professor. She later joined the faculty at the California State University, Stanislaus where she served as an associate professor and co-coordinator of the school counseling program. From here, Dr. Studer moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and became the coordinator of the school counseling program, and promoted to professor of counselor education. She retired in December, 2015 and is now professor emerita. Retirement activities include travel, dabbling with stained glass and drawing classes, playing with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and visiting grandchildren.
A Guide to Practicum and Internship for School Counselors-in-Training, 2nd ed, covers all aspects of the practicum and internship experience, from the initial contact with supervisors to detailed descriptions of students’ different roles. Readers will gain both an awareness of the school…
Paperback – 2015-05-14