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Practicum-Internship Summary School Counseling-Cohort 14

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AUNY
School of Graduate Studies
School Counseling Program Field Experience
Contacts
AUNY Associate Dean:
Dr. Bob Bitting
607-871-2758
AUNY School Counseling
Field Experience Coordinator:
Rosemarie Mazzone 845-794-3483
[email protected]
AUNY Dean:
Dr. Jay Cerio
[email protected]
607-871-2758
[email protected]
Practicum I
Sequence in Program:
Hours/Week:
Total # of Hours:
Spring Semester of 1st Year
7
100
Pre-Requisites:
Principles of Counseling (techniques)
Profession of Counseling (ethics and professional foundations)
Multicultural Counseling
Assessment in Counseling (measurement principles and tools)
Career Development
Human Development
Techniques of Family Therapy
Co-Requisites:
Foundations of School Counseling (principles and practices)
Group Counseling (basic group procedures)
Exceptionality
Objectives
1) Students will apply group counseling principles and procedures with middle or high school students.
2) Students will familiarize themselves with the role and function of a school counselor.
3) Students will learn and engage in collateral functions related to school counseling, such as
administrative tasks, guidance activities, career development activities, and the like.
Required Activities
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40 hours of experience facilitating group activities in a middle or high school setting.
60 hours devoted to applying the ASCA model through a some of the suggested activities below.
Suggested Activities*
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Review cumulative files of students.
Review career plans.
Implement career development activities.
Work on the school’s master schedule.
Work with students on individual schedules
Attend team meetings of teachers at different grade levels.
Conduct career development/guidance groups.
Facilitate counseling groups.
Proctor standardized tests, such as the PSAT, ACT, Regent’s exams, and tests incorporated into the
school’s assessment program.
Review results of career development assessments, such as aptitude and interest inventories.
Implement classroom guidance activities with high school or middle school students.
Visit a BOCES vocational center.
Attend events sponsored by local colleges.
Attend a financial aid workshop.
Meet with the school psychologist regarding students with special needs.
Observe in a special education classroom.
Attend and/or facilitate orientation programs for students and parents.
Report suspected child abuse using the state registry hotline, if necessary.
Attend administrative team meetings.
Engage in program review and continuous improvement activities.
* With the exception of the required group counseling experience, the specific activities in which a practicum
student may be involved depends on the site. We want students to have as broad an experience as possible.
Structure
1) The weekly hours may be scheduled flexibly to accommodate the student’s and supervisor’s schedules.
2) During the first 4 weeks of the semester, students should be involved in guidance and administrative
activities, but and in observation of group programming conducted by a supervisor.
3) After the first 4 weeks, students may begin co-facilitating and phase into facilitating group activities
independently under the auspices of the supervising counselor.
Supervision
1) Site Supervisors: The on-site supervisors must be permanently certified school counselors. Students
are required to meet with their supervisor for 30 – 60 minutes each week to monitor the student’s
activities.
2) University Supervisors: University supervisors are regular faculty who have experience in pupil
personnel services. The university supervisors meet with the students for group supervision for a total
of 40 hours across a semester.
Internship I
Sequence in Program:
Hours/Week:
Total # of Hours:
Direct Client Hours:
Fall and Spring 2nd Year
10
300
120
Pre-Requisites:
Practicum I and 1st year coursework
Co-Requisites:
Advanced Theories and Techniques (applications of approaches)
Consultation and Prevention
College Advising
Research & Statistics
Mental Health, Exceptionality and Disability
Topics in School Counseling (relevant practice issues)
Objectives
1) Students will apply basic counseling skills and techniques with high school students.
2) Students will learn roles and functions of high school counselors.
3) Students will learn and engage in functions of high school counselors related to implementation of the
school’s comprehensive school counseling program, such as administrative tasks, guidance activities,
career development activities, college placement, program review, and continuous improvement
activities.
Required Activities
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120 hours of direct client experience, including individual and group counseling, academic advisement,
college advising and vocational placement activities in a high school setting.
180 hours devoted to applying the ASCA model through implementation of the school’s comprehensive
school counseling plan through the suggested activities below.
Suggested Activities*
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Review cumulative files of students.
Review career plans.
Meet with students to review progress toward graduation.
Implement career development activities.
Work on the school’s master schedule.
Work with students on individual schedules
Attend CSE and IST meetings.
Attend team meetings of teachers at different grade levels.
Conduct career development/guidance groups.
Facilitate counseling groups.
Proctor standardized tests, such as the PSAT, ACT, Regent’s exams, and tests incorporated into the
school’s assessment program.
Review results of career development assessments, such as aptitude and interest inventories.
Visit a BOCES or city vocational center.
Attend events sponsored by local colleges.
Attend a financial aid workshop.
Consult with parents regarding academic and behavioral issues.
Consult with teachers regarding academic and behavioral issues.
Meet with the school psychologist regarding students with special needs.
Observe in a special education classroom.
Attend and/or facilitate orientation programs for students and parents.
Implement prevention programming for students and/or parents.
Report suspected child abuse using the state registry hotline, if necessary.
Work with providers from outside agencies to develop service plan for a student.
Attend administrative team meetings.
Familiarize self with student governance and judicial processes.
Engage in program review and continuous improvement activities.
* With the exception of the required counseling experience, the specific activities in which a practicum student
may be involved depends on the site. We want students to have as broad an experience as possible.
Structure
1) The weekly hours may be scheduled flexibly to accommodate the student’s and supervisor’s schedules.
2) Students are required to average approximately 10 hours per week (1½ days/week) providing counseling
services and engaging in other high school counselor functions.
Supervision
1) Site Supervisors: The on-site supervisors must be permanently certified school counselors. Students
are required to meet with their supervisor for 30 – 60 minutes each week to monitor the student’s
activities.
2) University Supervisors: University supervisors are regular faculty who have experience in pupil
personnel services. The university supervisors meet with the students for group supervision for a total
of 40 hours across a semester.
Audio Recording of Sessions
Students are encouraged but not required to audio record counseling sessions for review in the internship
seminars. We realize that this will not be possible for many students because of restrictions in various schools
and programs. However, if it is possible, audio recording serves as an excellent tool for shaping counseling
skills.
Documentation Required
Student Documentation:
1) Students are required to document hours and activities by day in their LiveText online field experience
software account.
2) Case Summaries should be completed for each client presented in the supervision seminar on an and
submitted to the seminar instructor.
Supervisor Documentation:
1) Supervisors will receive a LiveText login and PIN that will allow them to approve the daily activity
reports electronically. It is recommended that hours be approved once per week. Once approved, these
logs are automatically submitted to the university supervisors for review.
2) Practicum Evaluations are to be completed through the students LiveText account at the end of each
semester, reviewed with the student, and electronically approved by the supervisor. Once approved, the
evaluations are available for review by the university supervisor.
Questions and Additional Information
Contact:
Dr. Bob Bitting, Coordinator
AUNY Field Experiences
Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
607-871-2758
[email protected]
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