ERIC Number: ED449443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Developing an Internship Training Program for Master's Level Therapists.
Guinee, James P.
The purpose of this paper is to present a model of a master's level internship training program at a university counseling center and to show how master's level therapists, with adequate supervision and training, have enhanced the performance of a counseling center. The first step was to develop a training manual to serve as a roadmap for staff and interns. During orientation, interns met with senior staff members to learn more about the assignments, policies, and procedures. The training director conducted weekly supervision meetings. Interns were required to co-lead at least one group with a professional staff member. While intake interviews comprised only a small amount of an intern's time on site, they were viewed as a vital endeavor and treated as such in supervision, consultation, and training. At the beginning of the semester, each intern was expected to utilize a part of his/her time at the center to obtain more experience and training in a particular area. Evaluations of groups and outreach programming conducted by interns have been positive. The model helps point out that regardless of managed care, there are many opportunities for therapists at all levels of education. Appendix 1 is Job Description for Intern. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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