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The internship, practicum, and field placement handbook : a guide for the helping professions
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4th ed.
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Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005


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Features new for the 4th edition are: incorporates the most recent research and literature pertaining to internship training, ethics and legal issues, supervision, self-care, record keeping, risk management, and other topics; addresses the latest versions of professional ethics codes, including the 2002 update of the American Psychological Association code; introduces the student to HIPAA - the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and discusses the impact of HIPAA on ethical practice, record keeping, etc; provides expanded discussion of Managed Care issues as they impact clinical work and ethical practice; discusses the increasing opportunities and challenges of computer and internet technologies for treatment, record keeping, and supervision; consolidates chapters on Stress and Self Care; and consolidates chapters on Clinical Writing and Case Notes.

Table of Contents

Bruce E. Bennett, Ph.D.
Prefacep. ix
Forewordp. xi
Chapter 1 Preparationp. 1
Theory into Practicep. 1
Terminologyp. 2
Finding and Selecting a Placementp. 2
Meeting with Your Instructorp. 3
Peers and Campus Resources for Locating Internshipsp. 3
Community Resourcesp. 4
Choosing a Placementp. 4
Portfolios, Interviews, and Lettersp. 8
The Rights of Applicantsp. 10
Internship Agreementsp. 10
Evaluationp. 11
Making the Most of Your Internshipp. 12
Get Help When You Need Itp. 13
Using This Bookp. 14
Introduction to Journal Workp. 14
Referencesp. 16
Chapter 2 Getting Startedp. 18
First Impressionsp. 18
Enthusiasm Meets Experiencep. 19
The Role of the Internp. 20
The Role of the Professionalp. 20
Meeting Clientsp. 21
Age and Experience Issues with Clientsp. 21
Time Limitsp. 22
Fees for Servicep. 23
Is Treatment Effective?p. 23
Altruism versus Moneyp. 24
Clinical and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Feesp. 25
Inoculation: What Not to Learnp. 26
Referencesp. 27
Chapter 3 Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 29
Ethical Guidelines of the Helping Professionsp. 29
Competencep. 31
Informed Consentp. 33
Confidentialityp. 34
Exceptions to Confidentialityp. 36
Confidentiality with Minorsp. 41
Dual Relationshipsp. 42
Liability and Insurancep. 48
Technology and Ethicsp. 49
Summaryp. 50
Referencesp. 50
Chapter 4 Internship Classes and Peer Groupsp. 55
Forming Internship Peer Groupsp. 55
Models of Peer Group Learningp. 55
Elements of Successful Classes and Groupsp. 56
Video or Audio Recordings of Sessionsp. 59
Role Playsp. 59
Ethics in Classes and Groupsp. 61
Referencesp. 62
Chapter 5 Supervisionp. 63
Hopes and Fearsp. 63
Clarifying Expectationsp. 65
Frequency and Timing of Supervisionp. 65
Content of Supervisionp. 66
Didactic Supervisionp. 67
Case Discussionsp. 67
Tapes and Role Playsp. 68
Live Supervisionp. 69
Observing the Supervisor in Therapyp. 70
Theoretical Orientationp. 70
Supervision and Therapy--Differences and Similaritiesp. 72
Transference and Countertransferencep. 75
Suggested Guidelines for Therapy and Supervisionp. 76
Conflict in Supervisionp. 77
Evaluationp. 78
Planning for Future Supervisionp. 80
Referencesp. 81
Chapter 6 Working with Diversityp. 84
Reasons for and Resistance to Diversity Trainingp. 84
Steps toward Working with Differencesp. 87
Knowing the Diversity within Usp. 87
Confronting Our Biases and Acknowledging Our Ignorancep. 89
The Historical Context Must Be Acknowledgedp. 90
The Current Context Must Be Acknowledgedp. 91
Strengths Must Be Recognized along with Problemsp. 91
Ethnic Identity Developmentp. 92
One's Own Prejudices and Biases Must Be Acknowledgedp. 93
A Model of "White" Identity Developmentp. 93
Assumptions, Models, and Techniques of Treatmentp. 94
The Culturally Sensitive Counselorp. 95
Culturally Sensitive Intervention Approachesp. 96
Resourcesp. 97
Referencesp. 98
Chapter 7 Clinical Writingp. 100
Writing Can Be Learnedp. 100
Focusing Reading to Learn Writingp. 101
Practice and Feedbackp. 101
Rewritingp. 102
Common Writing Problemsp. 102
Keys to Good Writingp. 103
Referencesp. 107
Chapter 8 Records and Progress Notesp. 109
The Function and Maintenance of Recordsp. 109
What Goes into Recordsp. 110
What Stays Out of Recordsp. 111
Progress Notesp. 113
Structured Note Formatsp. 114
DART Notesp. 114
SOAP Notesp. 116
Time-Sequenced Notesp. 117
Process or Progress Notesp. 117
Signing Notesp. 117
Dictationp. 118
Progress Notes and Supervisionp. 118
Using Your Notesp. 119
Other Guidelinesp. 119
Referencesp. 120
Chapter 9 Stress and the Helping Professionsp. 121
Client after Client, Day after Dayp. 122
How Common Is Stress among Helping Professionals?p. 122
Sources of Stressp. 123
The Effects of Stressp. 125
Burnoutp. 128
Referencesp. 132
Chapter 10 Self-Carep. 134
Time Managementp. 134
Closing Sessionsp. 136
Cognitive Self-Carep. 136
Physical Self-Carep. 139
Emotional Self-Carep. 141
Supportp. 142
Multimodal Self-Carep. 142
Personal Therapyp. 143
Positive Effects on Therapistsp. 144
Financial Self-Carep. 144
Referencesp. 145
Chapter 11 Assault and Other Risksp. 146
The Risks of Assaultp. 147
Coping with Aggressionp. 147
Strange Behavior and Strange People Are Not Necessarily Dangerousp. 148
Understand Developmental Differencesp. 148
Understand and Recognize Motivational Factorsp. 148
Situational Factors and Violencep. 149
Recognize Potentially Dangerous Individualsp. 151
Early Prevention of Violencep. 152
Institutional Responses to Threats of Violencep. 153
Prevention of Imminent Violence with Clientsp. 153
Responding to Assaultp. 154
Assault Response Trainingp. 155
Aftereffectsp. 156
Referencesp. 156
Chapter 12 Closing Casesp. 158
Client and Intern Response to Terminationp. 158
Common Problems in Terminationp. 160
Toward Successful Termination or Transferp. 160
Issues to Address in Terminationp. 163
Techniques for Terminationp. 163
Transferring Clients to Other Therapistsp. 164
Referencesp. 166
Chapter 13 Finishing the Internshipp. 167
Concluding the Supervisory Relationshipp. 167
Letters of Recommendationp. 169
Procedures for Those Seeking Letters of Recommendationp. 170
Concluding Relationships with Staffp. 170
Letters of Thanksp. 171
Looking Aheadp. 171
Professional and Political Involvementp. 172
Referencesp. 172
Chapter 14 Frustrations, Lessons, Discoveries, and Joyp. 173
Learning from Whatever Happensp. 173
Lessons We Wish Were Not Truep. 173
Lessons about the Lessonsp. 175
Discoveries and Joyp. 175
Closing Commentsp. 176
Appendix A Internship Selection Checklistp. 179
Appendix B Placement Information Formp. 183
Appendix C Internship Learning Agreement Record Formp. 185
Appendix D Intern Evaluation: Supervisor Formp. 187
Appendix E Intern Evaluation: Intern Formp. 191
Appendix F Emergency Contact and Procedures Informationp. 195
Appendix G Ethical Guidelinesp. 197
Appendix H Treatment Agreement and Informed Consentp. 199
Appendix I Supervisor Evaluation Formp. 201
Appendix J Clinical Activities Record Sheetp. 205
Indexesp. 207
Author Indexp. 207
Subject Indexp. 210
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