This course is a continuation of COUN 426 and further involves the intern in the implementation of the role of the family counselor in an approved internship placement. Interns will be working under the supervision of a site supervisor and a counselor education staff person. The course will require the intern to complete 300 hours of field related activities, including participation in an on-campus seminar every other week.
COUN 465, Internship I: Couple and Family Counseling
Huber, C.H. (1994). Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. (3rd ed.) New York: Prentice Hall.
Friedman, S. (Ed.). (1993). The new language of change. New York: Guilford Press.
To provide the student with a supervised clinical experience in Couple and Family Counseling, which follows up on the clinical competencies and learning from Practicums I and II.
FIELD EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1. Three hundred hours of documented field related activities will be selected from, but not restricted to, those areas listed under Field Activities.
2. A minimum of 125 hours of field activities will involve direct service to clients in the areas of individual, group, couple, marital, and family counseling, of which a minimum of fifteen hours of group counseling is required.
3. The intern will engage in a supervisory session with the on- site supervisor for at least one hour per week and be available for at least one on-site supervisory session with the assigned counselor education staff member.
1. The intern will participate in supervisory sessions with the assigned counselor education faculty member every other week. The sessions will involve a review of activities, including those constituting direct service of students. At least four individual/group counseling tapes will be submitted for critiquing during the semester. Additional tapes will be required as needed.
2. The intern will participate in a seminar session every other week. Seminar sessions will focus on case presentations, tape critiques, and the acquisition of information skills relevant to environmental concerns. Working in small groups, interns will prepare and present a workshop on a topic related to their course of study. Suggested topics may include, but not be limited to, issues of sexuality, Gay and lesbian counseling, counseling and Psychopharmacology, relations with cooperating mental health professionals, AIDS counseling, cults and counseling, geriatric counseling, stress and counselor burn-out.
3. Prepare a written case presentation including a genogram.
FIELD ACTIVITIES (all activities from Internship I are included)
1. Involvement with community, business, and government representatives as they relate to program activities and goals;
2. providing direct service to clients through systemic, couples, family, group and individual counseling;
3. working with other members of the treatment staff, including psychiatrists and outside mental health support services to assist in achieving individual client and program goals;
4. acquiring additional specific knowledge pertaining to the special issue of clients served at the site;
5. assigning, implementing, and interpreting evaluation efforts pertaining to individual and program success;
6. providing information and making recommendations regarding research findings that relate to client development and program issues;
7. recognizing field research opportunities and assisting colleagues in the design and execution of action-oriented research studies pertinent to the site;
8. participating in on-site or professionally related workshops or in-service training to improve professional skill development;
9. working closely with the university and on-site supervisor to identify areas of personal and professional growth; and
10. reviewing audio and video taped samples of the intern's interactions with clients under the supervision of the university supervisor.
The interpersonal and professional behavior of students will be evaluated in counseling and supervisory sessions and seminars. Students are expected to
1. be self initiating;
2. be introspective, open, and receptive to feedback;
3. be flexible in making appropriate changes in response to feedback;
4. be aware of and demonstrate behavior consistent with the ethical standards of ACA, IAMFC, and IAMFT, and of a caliber necessary to maintain effective professional relationships;
5. demonstrate the ability to integrate and put into practice concepts and skills relevant to required role behaviors; and
6. maintain acceptable written records and reports of professional activities as required by the campus and site supervisors.
7. being able to articulate and demonstrate, both a systemic and a linear model of counseling.
Final evaluations of the intern's progress and proficiency will be conducted by campus supervisors in conjunction with site supervisors. A grade of "A" or "B" is required. Credit earned at "C" level or below cannot be applied for programmatic credit.
Grades will be determined by
1. attendance on-site and attendance and participation at university seminars;
2. evidence of improvement of skills as shown on audio tapes;
3. Counseling log;
4. Counseling session summary sheets;
5. evaluation of on-site supervisors;
6. demonstration of qualities and attitudes listed in the evaluation section of this syllabus.
Course Tentative Schedule of Classes
The required texts, and the assigned readings will be integrated into the course structure. You are responsible for the content.
1. Introduction and Integration from Practicum
2. Individual Supervision
3. Case Presentations
Each student will present
one case during the semester
4. Individual Supervision
5. Case Presentations
6. Individual Supervision
7. Case Presentations
8. Individual Supervision
9. Case Presentations/ Group Workshops
10. Individual Supervision
11. Group Workshops
12. Individual Supervision
13. Group Workshops
14. Individual Supervision
15. Group Workshops/ Wrap-up
See Internship I