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Field Experience: Transitioning From Student to Professional / Edition 1

Field Experience: Transitioning From Student to Professional / Edition 1

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A blueprint for doing clinical work in field experience, Field Experience: Transitioning from Student to Professional 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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483344539
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/18/2015
Series: Counseling and Professional Identity
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,030,493
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 3.00(d)

About the Author

Naijian Zhang, Ph D, is a tenured full professor in the Department of Counselor Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zhang has over 20 years’ experience of teaching in counseling, higher education/student affairs, and language programs at college and university and was also a university administrator in student affairs for four years. He has authored, coauthored, and edited over 30 articles, book chapters, and books. His most recent books include Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice in 2014, Becoming a Skilled Counselor in 2013 (both with SAGE), and Rentz’s Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education and Psychology in 2009. Dr. Zhang is also the co-editor of the book series Counseling and Professional Identity which consists of almost 30 counseling books. He is a recipient of the Travel Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Outstanding Research Award and Outstanding Service Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). In addition, Dr. Zhang has practiced over 15 years and is currently a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. He frequently gives presentations and conducts counseling training workshops internationally.

Richard D. Parsons, Ph D, is a full professor in the Department of Counselor Education, at West Chester University. He has over 37 years of university teaching in counselor preparation programs. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Pennsylvania Counselor of Year award, and has authored or co-authored over 80 professional articles, book chapters, and books. His most recent books include Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice in 2014, Becoming a Skilled Counselor in 2013 (both with SAGE), and a series of four training texts for school counselors grouped under the title, Transforming Theory into Practice (Corwin Press). Additional recent works include Fundamentals of the Helping Process (Waveland Press), Counseling Strategies That Work!: Evidence-Based for School Counselors (Allyn & Bacon), and Counseling Strategies and Intervention Techniques (Allyn & Bacon). His current project finds him editing a 35-book series for SAGE Publications, 11 of which cover the common core competencies for counselor preparation as outlined by the Council for the Accreditation of Counselor Education and Related Programs (CACREP), with the remaining books targeting specialty areas.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Field Experience as Formative to Professional Identity
Field Experience: A Unique Learning Experience
Field Work: Fostering an Emerging Professional Identity
Nurturing Your Professional Identity
Chapter 2: Matching Self to Site
It Starts With Self-Appraisal
Assessing Field Placement Options
Matching Self to Site: Targeting Professional Development
Chapter 3: From the Ideal to the Real
Knowing the Ideal
The Real Is Often Less Than Ideal
Even Interns Can Effect Change and Define Roles
Chapter 4: The Ethics of Practice: More Than Knowing, Being
The Need and Value of Professional Ethics
The What: In Principle
From the Ideal to the Real
Chapter 5: Reflecting on Practice
Reflecting on Practice: Case Conceptualization
Reflecting in Practice: Guiding Moment-to-Moment Decisions
Reflective Practice: Supporting Efficacy and Accountability
Reflection: For Professional Development
Chapter 6: Growing Through Supervision
Counseling Supervision
Expectations of Counseling Supervision
Issues and Dilemmas in Supervision
Chapter 7: Multicultural Counseling in Practice
Multiculturalism in Counseling
Multicultural Counseling Competence
Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence
Multicultural Counseling Competence and Professional Identity
Chapter 8: Crisis Prevention and Intervention: Suicide and Homicide
The Nature of Crisis and Crisis Intervention
When Harm Is Other Directed
Site Policy on Crisis Procedures
Chapter 9: Reducing Risk
The Risk of Physical Harm
Reducing Legal Risks
Chapter 10: Documentation and Record Keeping
Purpose of Documentation and Record Keeping
Ethical and Legal Ramifications
The “What” of Case Documentation
The “How,” or Format, of Case Documentation
Concluding Thoughts
Chapter 11: Termination and Closure
Terminating the Counseling Relationship
Challenges to Effective and Ethical Termination
Steps Toward Effective and Ethical Termination
Terminating Other Relationships at Internship
Chapter 12: Self-Care and Self-Protection—Necessary for All Counselors
Counseling: Challenging the Well-Being of the Counselor
Compassion Fatigue
Chapter 13: Transition from Practice to Career
Connection Between Internship and Career
Preparation for Employment
Placement Resources
Advanced Education
Chapter 14: Transitions: Self as Counselor
Responding to the Calling
With Pride

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