ERIC Number: ED198426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Internship Model for Training Counselors of Women.
Christian, Louise W.
The Simmons College Career Planning and Counseling Center is a training site for counseling psychology interns who want to gain experience in counseling late adolescent and adult women. This paper describes the model for training counselors of women, developed at Simmons College. The development of the program is discussed, and the four goals of the program are presented: (1) teaching developmental theories and their application to the psychology of women; (2) translating psychological theories into counseling practices; (3) training for sex-fair counseling practices; and (4) examining counselor attitudes toward women as clients. The staff of the program is described as is the selection of interns from masters, doctoral and postdoctoral students in counseling and psychology of women. Implementation of the model is elaborated in terms of clinical practice, training, and supervision, three areas in which interns spend 20 hours per week. Training activities, consisting of Staff Seminar, Outreach Training, and Process Group, and individual and group supervision activities are discussed. Preliminary evalutions of the training program and recommendations for the future are presented. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980). Best copy available.