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The Human Services Internship Experience
Helping Students Find Their Way

First Edition


May 2016 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
“This text is the ‘bread and butter’ for interns who seek to work in human service fields.” 
-Fred Hall, Mississippi College 

The Human Services Internship Experience: Helping Students Find Their Way aims to help students in field-based courses bridge theory and practice during their internships. The goal is to show students how to apply their academic work in a real-world setting and to confirm and expand their identity as human service professionals.  To meet this goal, Marianne Woodside assists students in developing that identity, learn to work within an agency setting, learn to use supervision effectively, and to be aware of multicultural and ethical perspectives in human service delivery and supervision as well as develop the appropriate knowledge, skills, and values to effectively perform the multiple roles of the human service professional.  Students will learn how to successfully conclude the internship and transition from intern to employee.
 
Part 1: Introduction to the Internship Experience
 
Chapter 1: Defining the Internship
Primary Perspectives of the Internship Experience

 
Defining the Internship Experience

 
The Human Service Program Documents

 
Collaboration: A Model of Human Service Practice

 
 
Chapter 2: Assessing Your Readiness for Internship
The Core Characteristics of the Human Services Internship Experience

 
Professional Identity

 
 
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Internship
Integrating Three Worlds: The Human Service Internship

 
Your Initial Experience with the Placement Site

 
Deepening Your Understanding: Consulting and Self-Reflection

 
 
Chapter 4: Engaging in Internship During the First Week or Two
Entering the Internship Site

 
The Increasing Responsibility of the Internship Work

 
Framing the Internship Experience

 
Keeping a Record of Your Work: Logs, Notes, and Weekly Reflections

 
 
Part 2: Involving Yourself in Human Service Work
 
Chapter 5: Understanding Ethical Perspectives in Internship
Personal Beliefs and the Use of Self

 
Understanding An Ethical Perspective in Human Services

 
 
Chapter 6: Addressing Ethical Issues in Internship
Identifying Important Ethical Considerations in Internship

 
 
Chapter 7: Developing a Multicultural Perspective in Internship
An Introduction to A Multicultural Perspective

 
Developing Multicultural Competence

 
Multicultural Competency: Understanding Your Cultural Self

 
Multicultural Competency: Learning About Other Cultures

 
 
Chapter 8: Participating in Supervision
Defining Supervision

 
Evaluation and Gatekeeping

 
 
Part 3: Expanding Your Skills
 
Chapter 9: Working With Clients
Delivering Culture-centered Helping

 
Providing Strengths-based Helping

 
 
Chapter 10: Expanding Your Skills
Developing A Case Conceptualization of the Client

 
Developing a Case Study

 
Reviewing Documentation and Report-writing Skills

 
Problem-Based Learning Approach

 
 
Part 4: Concluding the Internship
 
Chapter 11: Concluding the Internship
Leaving Your Internship Site

 
Preparing for the Job Search

 

“This text is the “bread and butter” for interns who seek to work in human service fields”

Fred Hall
Mississippi College

“Finally! A text to prepare counseling and mental health human service students for practicum and internship, and a personalized insider’s guide assist them along the way. Theoretically sound and comprehensive, this text will be enthusiastically welcomed by students, faculty, and supervisors at all levels.”

Terence Patterson
University of San Francisco

“A comprehensive and practical guide for students beginning their professional journey from theory to practice.”

Richard Takacs
Carlow University

“A fantastic developmental approach to supervising interns.”

Wendy Eckenrod-Green
Radford University

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ISBN: 9781483377841
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