Transitioning From Student to Professional
- Naijian Zhang - West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Richard D. Parsons - West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA
Counselling Psychology | Counselling Training & Supervision (General)
A blueprint for doing clinical work in field experience, this practical book aids students in developing their professional identity on their journey toward becoming a counselor. Authors Naijian Zhang and Richard D. Parsons help students integrate the knowledge they learn across the curriculum by presenting a roadmap of how to start, navigate, and finish a practicum or internship. Throughout the book, coverage of CACREP standards, case illustrations, exercises, and real-life examples create an accessible overview of the entire transitioning process.
Field Experience is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries.
The password-protected instructor resources site includes:
- Case study discussion questions help students apply chapter principles
- Chapter Exercises promote students’ in-depth engagement with course material
- Lively and stimulating class assignments can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects
The open-access student study site includes:
- Learning objectives reinforce the most important material
- EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter
- Carefully selected chapter-by-chapter video and multimedia links enhance classroom-based explorations of key topics
- Web resources are included for further research and insights
- Interesting and relevant additional readings provide a jumping-off point for course assignments, papers, research, group work, and class discussion
“This text goes above and beyond the ‘typical’ skill building approach to field placement experiences. The emphasis on the development of professional identity will support students as they practice applying what they have learned in a classroom to clinical work in the real world—a transition that can be challenging for many students.”
“Wonderful text! The material assists the intern with understanding how to take theoretical skills learned within the academic setting and apply the actual internship practices to the world of work.”
“Excellent book that will inspire and enlighten evolving professionals.”
I thought this provided a nice overview of what my students need, although resources are outdated (due to the book being published in 2015) and several of the links were broken. Primarily I LOVE that it is focused on Professional Mental Health Counselors. This is hard to find, and so needed in the field of Counselor Education.
Dr. Amanda Minor