This best-selling guide to the practicum and internship experience, written expressly for graduate counselling students by a seasoned counsellor/educator, is now substantially revised with updated and expanded content including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. With a strong focus on counselling as a specific professional identity, the book includes new information on counsellor ethics, developing one's own approach to counselling 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 the 2014 ACA Standards of Ethics and changes in CORE/CACREP 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 downloadable sample forms and templates, this supportive manual encompasses information addressing practicum/internships in all settings, including mental health, rehabilitation, schools, addictions, and marriage and counselling.
This ""mentor in a book"" will greatly assist graduate counselling students in preparing for and successfully assimilating their first experiences with the realities of working with clients, and to ease the journey toward developing into a self-confident, skilled, and ethical practitioner. New to the Second Edition: Updated to include content on DSM-5, ACA Ethics Code, new CORE/CACREP standards, and social media Elaborates on developing an individual approach to counselling and supervision Discusses how to maintain good relationships with supervisors and colleagues Helps students to improve their writing and record-keeping skills Provides new information on crisis and trauma intervention Covers student safety and self-care Examines counselling ethics and legal concerns Provides student forms and templates for downloading Addresses multicultural counselling and awareness Discusses how to approach a career including job offers and licensure
Shannon Hodges , Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, ACS is an associate professor of Counselling at Niagara University, USA. He has almost 20 years of experience counselling in community agencies and university counselling centers. He formerly directed a university counseling center, was clinical director of a county mental health clinic, has 10 years experience supervising collegiate living groups and has extensive experience working with international students. Shannon has over 20 years teaching experience training mental health counsellors, school counsellors, and undergraduate psychology students. He has served as a department Chair, director of Clinical Training, and coordinator of a Mental Health Counselling program. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling A Job Search Manual for Counsellors and Counsellor Educators: How to Navigate and Promote Your Counselling Career (American Counselling Association), The Counselling Practicum and Internship Manual: A Resource for Graduate Counselling Students (Springer Publishing Company), book chapters, journal articles, poetry and essays. Recently, he published a mystery novel ( City of Shadows , Athena Press) with a counsellor as the protagonist. Dr. Hodges has been awarded for his research and teaching, and is a long-time member of the American Counselling Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counsellors Association (AMHCA), and several other ACA affiliate divisions.