Practicum/Internship Supervision Class
Fall, 2006
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
113 Patterson Hall (conference room)

Erin Martz, Ph.D., C.R.C.
119D Patterson Hall
University of Memphis
Phone: (901)-678-4820
Office hours: Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm (or by appointment)

Required Texts:

Falkowski, C. (2003). Dangerous drugs (2nd ed.). Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden
Publishers. (ISBN 1568389817)

Herlihy, B., & Corey, G. (2006). Boundary issues in counseling: Multiple roles and
responsibilities (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
(ISBN 1556202458)

Goals of this class include: 1) To learn how to conceptualize client problems and abilities; 2) to solidify your theoretical perspectives on counseling; 3) to learn how to help the client select and meet goals; 4) to learn how to build rapport and a collaborative relationship with the client; 5) to utilize constructive feedback from your supervisor, academic advisor, and classmates; and 6) to develop a greater level of sensitivity to diverse ways of thinking.

Your requirements:

Attendance policy:
Because this class will have experiential components, as well as the expectation of interactive dialogues, then attendance should be top priority. Most people learn by repetition, challenging information, and application/practice of knowledge, which is why class attendance should be beneficial to you. Two excused class absences will be permitted. Anything over that number will affect your attendance grade.
In addition, if you hope to ask me for a letter of recommendation for doctoral studies or a job, it would behoove you to not only attend class regularly, but also to speak up! Bottom line recommendation: Treat this class as part of your current job of training to be a professional!

Professional honesty:
What you report on your forms (e.g., hours worked) must match what you, in fact, worked. Do not risk losing your professional career as a counselor by misrepresenting your hours. Dishonesty can have harsh consequences, including expulsion.

Your tasks:
1. Provide an overview of the field experience agency.
2. Present a case using the Case Conceptualization Model
3. Specific practicum/internship requirements, which can be found in the Practicum and Internship Manual.
4. For practicum students: 3 audio tapes of a counseling session must be submitted to the instructor.

Course schedule

8/29/06: Welcome. Introductions. Syllabus overview.
Submit to P/I Coordinator next week:
a) signed contracts (4 original copies)
b) verification of liability insurance
c) proof of security clearance (school counseling students)

**Students cannot log in P/I hours until the above items are submitted and approved by Coordinator

9/5/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 1; Falkowski, ch. 1
In each class, we discuss the readings, your work, and challenges
that have been noted in tapes and at your work setting.

9/12/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 2; Falkowski, ch. 2
Overviews of field-experience agency (see below).

9/19/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 3; Falkowski, ch. 3

9/26/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 4; Falkowski, ch. 4
Case conceptualizations begin.

10/3/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 5; Falkowski, ch. 5

10/10/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 6; Falkowski, ch. 6

10/17/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 7; Falkowski, ch. 7

10/24/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 8; Falkowski, ch. 8

10/31/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 9; Falkowski, ch. 9

11/7/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 10; Falkowski, ch. 10

11/14/06: Read for today: Herlihy and Corey, ch. 11; Falkowski, ch. 11

11/21/06: No class—work on final paperwork, due no later than 12/12/06.

11/28/06: Read for today: Falkowski, ch. 12 and 13

12/5/06: Last class. Falkowski, ch. 14, 15, 16
Course evaluations

12/12/06: All paperwork is due by 5:30 pm today.

Accommodations for disabilities
If you need any disability-related accommodations in the classroom or with course materials, please talk with the instructor. For accommodations related to exams, students must be registered with the Student Disability Services office; they will administer the exam with the appropriate accommodations.

Agency Presentation
This is an oral presentation, approximately 10 minutes in length. Please tell the class about your worksite. Information includes, but is not limited to: Name of the agency,
agency philosophy, clients served, funding sources and fee structure, administrative structure, tasks and functions of a counselor in the agency, education, training and certification/licensure required for counselors and other professionals that work there, and agency brochures or websites.

Case Conceptualization
This is a 15-20 minute oral presentation about a client that you are working with this semester. You can utilize notes, but do not read them word-for-word. The class will be permitted to ask questions (e.g., for clarification) during your presentation. Names must be disguised at all times. Please use the following format:

Present status (demographics, e.g.—gender, ethnicity, education), socioeconomic and family status, disability-related information, work history, short-term and long-term goals, and therapeutic challenges. Please try to provide data about the client from different sources (e.g., direct observations, reports). In addition, please be prepared to tell the class your hypothesis about the nature of the problem and why you think that. Make sure that you include socio-cultural and environmental factors and social resources in the conceptualization. Further, you should discuss what your plan is as a counselor, and how you hope to help the client reach a certain outcome.

This course is scored on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. This mark will be based on the following:
On-site supervisor evaluation 50%
Academic instructor evaluation 25%
Class participation 15%
Case conceptualization 10%

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