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COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGY MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM SITE SUPERVISOR MANUAL

.................................................. 16 STUDENT SITE EVALUATION ......................................... 4 Clinical Instruction Requirements ....................................... OBJECTIVES................................SITE SUPERVISOR MANUAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM MISSION.............................................. 8 SITE SUPERVISOR’S EVALUATION OF ............... 5 Internship....... 4 Practicum....3 MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CLINICAL INSTRUCTION......................................................................................................................................... 13 PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE ............................................................................................................ 13 STUDENT'S EVALUATION OF SITE SUPERVISION ........................................................................... 18 ........................... 5 APPENDIX ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. AND CURRICULUM....................................................................................................................................................................................4 Site Supervisor Qualifications .......................................................................7 MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP.............................................

and techniques 4. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program seeks to prepare graduates who have achieved the following: 1. and Professional Standards . knowledge of both normal and pathological development and behavior. An understanding of human development. An understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluations 9. such as the American Counseling Association 3. including an understanding of ethical issues and applications 2. and Curriculum The Clinical Mental Health Program is designed to train mental health counselors. theories. An active professional identity as evidenced by participating in professional associations. An in-depth knowledge of professional ethics. Ethical. statistical analysis. The program is designed to provide students with knowledge of theory. and program evaluation Mental Health Counseling students have completed the following coursework: CP 6600 CP 6642 CP 6649 CP 6691 PSY 6645 PSY 6635 CP 6601 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Professional Orientation & Ethics Group Dynamics and Counseling Theories of Counseling Research Methodology Evaluation and Assessment of the Individual Vocational Psychology and Career Development Legal. needs assessment. application of counseling skills to various agency populations. both normal and abnormal 5. Mental Health Counseling Program Mission. A strong knowledge base regarding counseling facilitation skills.Dear Site Supervisor: Thank you for participating in the clinical instruction of Troy University Counseling and Psychology Mental Health Counseling students. An understanding of theoretical and experiential concepts of group work 8. and expertise in treatment planning. The students you will be supervising have completed their core counseling curriculum and are beginning their clinical instruction in either practicum or internship. An understanding of career development and related life factors 7. Objectives. Culturally sensitive skills to ensure the ability to work with diverse populations 6. An understanding of research methods. This 60-semester hour program has been tailored to meet educational standards for state licensure and national counseling credentials.

and knowledge of the program’s expectations. The clinical instruction environment includes all of the following: settings for individual counseling with assured privacy and sufficient space for appropriate equipment (for example. requirements. relevant professional experience and demonstrated competence in counseling. and Intervention (Required in Florida only) Practicum (100 hours) Internship: Mental Health (300 hours) Internship: Mental Health (300 hours) Internship: Mental Health (300 hours) Students in clinical instruction are required to complete 1000 hours in the following courses: Mental Health Counseling Clinical Instruction The clinical instruction requirement is the most critical experience element in the mental health counseling program. Other professional development opportunities are provided throughout the year. consultation. Site Supervisor Qualifications Site supervisors providing clinical supervision must have a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling or a related profession with equivalent qualifications. are expected to be committed to preparing professional mental health counselors and promoting the development of the student’s professional counselor identity. TV monitoring and taping). necessary and appropriate technologies that assist learning. The Troy clinical instruction faculty is regular or adjunct program faculty members who provide individual or group practicum and/or internship supervision. such as audio. and evaluation procedures for students. settings for small-group work with assured privacy and sufficient space for appropriate equipment.CP 6610 CP 6651 CP 6656 CP 6644 PSY 6648 PSY 6668 PSY 6669 PSY 6670 CP 6634 CP 6650 CP 6659 CP 6660 CP 6661 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Facilitation Skills and Counseling Techniques Counseling Diverse Populations Marriage. and training. and telecommunications equipment. All faculty. preferably from an accredited counselor education program. assistance. and professional development opportunities. Prevention. video. . Administrative control of the clinical instruction environment ensures adequate and appropriate access by the faculty and students. Each clinical instruction faculty member has a doctoral degree and/or appropriate clinical preparation. Site supervisor orientation and professional development opportunities are provided during the Site Supervisor Orientation in the Spring and Fall. including appropriate certifications and/or licenses. including clinical instruction faculty and supervisors. demonstration. Family and Sex Therapy Counseling Community Counseling Services Theories of Personality Human Lifespan and Development Behavior Pathology Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Drug Education. Clinical Instruction Requirements The clinical instruction environment must be conducive to modeling. The Mental Health Counseling Faculty provide site supervisors with orientation. a minimum of two (2) years of pertinent professional experience in mental health counseling. and relevant training and supervision experience.

the opportunity for the student to gain supervised experience in the use of a variety of professional resources such as assessment instruments. an average of one (1) hour per week of individual and/or triadic supervision. the opportunity for the student to develop program-appropriate audio and/or videotapes of the student’s interactions with clients for use in supervision. and 6. evaluation of the student’s performance throughout the practicum including a formal evaluation after the student completes the practicum. 120 hours of direct service for each internship with clients appropriate to the program of study. a formal evaluation of the student’s performance during the internship by a program faculty member in consultation with the site supervisor. The student’s internship includes all of the following: 1.settings with observational and/or other interactive supervision capabilities. The site supervisor provides an . information and referral. 2. Internship The program requires students to complete three supervised internship of 300 clock hours that are begun after successful completion of the student’s practicum.g. print and nonprint media. opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of the community. The evaluation by the site supervisor is included in the Appendix and is completed at midterm and the end of the practicum. and research. and 5. 2. 3. 40 hours of direct service with clients. weekly interaction with an average of one (1) hour per week of individual and/or triadic supervision which occurs weekly over a minimum of one academic term by a site supervisor 3. weekly interaction with an average of one (1) hour per week of individual and/or triadic supervision which weekly over a minimum of one academic term by a program faculty member or a supervisor working under the supervision of a program faculty member. and procedures that ensure that the client’s confidentiality and legal rights are protected. The practicum provides for the development of counseling skills under supervision. 4. including experience in individual counseling and group work.. an average of one and one half (1 1/2) hours per week of group supervision that is provided in class weekly over the course of the student’s practicum by a program faculty member or a supervisor under the supervision of a program faculty member. supervision. a variety of counseling activities that a professional counselor is expected to perform. technologies. The internship provides an opportunity for the student to perform. the opportunity for the student to become familiar with a variety of professional activities in addition to direct service (e. Practicum Students must complete supervised practicum experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours. under supervision. 5. record keeping. inservice and staff meetings). 4. with the site supervisor. The student’s practicum includes all of the following: 1. throughout the internship. professional literature. The clinical instruction faculty and site supervisors ensure students have technical assistance for the use and maintenance of audio and videotape and computer equipment is available as well as other forms of communication technology.

evaluation of the student at midterm and the end of the term (see Appendix for student evaluation form) For both practicum and internship. . students must provide proof of professional liability insurance prior to providing counseling services at the practicum or internship site. Students will formally evaluate their supervisors and learning experiences at the midterm and end of their practicum or internship experience with the site supervisor evaluation and at the end of their experience with the supervision site evaluation (see the Appendix for both forms).

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and 3. including appropriate certifications and/or licenses. Knowledge of the program’s expectations. (Continued on next page) . A minimum of a master’s degree in counseling or a closely related profession with equivalent qualifications.Southeast Region / Florida. and evaluation procedures for students. to PURPOSE: The purpose of this agreement is to provide a qualified graduate student with a practicum/internship experience in the field of counseling. The agreement will be effective for a period from for (Student’s Name). A minimum of two (2) years of pertinent professional experience in the program area in which the student is completing clinical instruction. This agreement is made on (Date) by and between (Supervisor’s Name) and Troy University. 4.MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP STUDENT INFORMATION: Name Home Address Home Phone Term of Practicum/Internship Placement Practicum/Internship Site Address SITE SUPERVISOR INFORMATION: Name Phone Number Email Address Years of Supervisory Experience License Degree ____ Office Phone _ ______ ______ ___ Date SITE SUPERVISOR CRITERIA 1. 2. requirements.

To notify the student that he/she must adhere to the administrative policies. 2. and evaluation procedures for students. schedules. two years post master’s professional experience in the clinical instruction program area. and. a commitment to preparing professional counselors and promoting the development of the student’s professional counselor identity. The site will provide the opportunity for students to develop program-appropriate audio or videotapes of client counseling for use in supervision. such as audio. video. and appropriate license or certification. The site will have necessary and appropriate technologies that assist learning. To be responsible for the assignment of a fieldwork grade. including a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling or a related profession. standards. 3. and training. assistance.MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP (Continued) TROY UNIVERSITY AGREES: 1. 5. rules. 2. requirements. 4. or university occur. To provide orientation. 3. inservices and staff meetings. To provide a clinical setting conducive to modeling. To assign a university faculty liaison to facilitate communication between the university and the placement site.. including record keeping. including settings for individual counseling and small-group work. and telecommunication equipment. To assign a practicum/internship supervisor who has appropriate counseling credentials. consultation. information and referral. 6. demonstration. and professional development opportunities by the counseling program faculty to the site supervisors. To provide the opportunity for the student to become familiar with a variety of professional activities in addition to direct service. To provide site supervisors with information on the program’s expectations. site. To be available for consultation with both site supervisors and students and shall be immediately contacted should any problem or change in relation to student. 4. supervision. To provide the opportunity for students to engage in a variety of counseling activities under supervision and for evaluating the student’s performance (see Suggested Practicum/Internship Activities). and practices of the site. THE PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP SITE AGREES: 1. .

7. (Continued on next page) . print and nonprint media. To provide a copy of the site supervisor’s appropriate license or certification. (University Supervisor) will be the faculty liaison with whom the student and practicum/internship site supervisor will communicate regarding progress. office supplies. and staff to conduct professional activities. Within the above specified time frame (Site Supervisor) will be the primary practicum/internship site supervisor. and performance evaluations. 6. and research. technologies. and 9. To provide the student with adequate work space. problems. In witness whereof. the parties hereto have caused this memorandum of agreement to be signed the day and year first written above. To provide the opportunity for the student to gain supervised experience in the use of a variety of professional resources such as assessment instruments. professional literature. telephone. To provide written evaluation of student based on criteria established by the university.5. The training activities will be provided for the student in sufficient amounts to allow an adequate evaluation of the student’s level of competence in each activity. 8. To provide 1 hour weekly of supervisory contact which involves some examination of the student’s work using observation and/or live supervision.

6. I agree to obtain and provide verification of my professional liability insurance to the university supervisor prior to the first night of class and to the Site/Agency supervisor. knowledge. I must demonstrate the specified minimal level of counseling skill. a failing grade. I absolve Troy University of any liability in the performance of my counseling practicum/internship activities for the term year . and competence and complete course requirements as required. standards. Signature_______________________________________________ (Continued on next page) . Any breach of these ethics or any unethical behavior on my part will result in my removal from practicum. 5. I understand that in order to earn a passing grade in practicum/internship. and practices of the practicum/internship site.MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP (Continued) STUDENT PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT Directions: Student is to complete this form in duplicate and submit a copy of this agreement to the university practicum/internship supervisor. I agree to adhere to the administrative policies. 3. Failure to do so will constitute violation of confidentiality and be representative of unprofessional conduct. I understand that my responsibilities include keeping my practicum/internship supervisor(s) informed regarding my practicum/internship experiences. concerns. 1. I hereby attest that I have read and understood the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counseling Association ethical standards and will practice my counseling in accordance with these standards.. I agree not to divulge any information regarding material. 7. 2. etc. rules. cases. names. 4. to any party outside this class meeting. and documentation of such behavior will become part of my permanent record.

I agree to perform all clinical experiences indicated below with the: STUDENT: AGENCY: (Address) SITE ADMINISTRATOR: (Address) SITE SUPERVISOR: (Address) (License Number) (Years in the Field) (Degree Area) (Student Signature) (Date) (University Supervisor Signature) (Date) (Site Supervisor Signature) (Date) .MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP (Continued) I understand that if accepted to perform clinical experiences associated with my graduate degree program through the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Troy University – Southeast Region / Florida.

These will vary depending on the specific activities and skills. or supervisor must complete. Approximately equal exchange of information. Focus of supervision: trainee clarifies and justifies decisions made and actions taken. An Intern 1 might enter each new placement. Focus of supervision: guiding. then exit that internship performing at Level 3. Most of information flow is from trainee to supervisor. 1 Basic or Close: Supervision takes place before. 2 Basic/Close to Moderate: Supervision takes place before and after clinical activity. or each new activity at Level 1 or 2. a practicum trainee would probably enter at Level 1 and exit practicum at Level 2. All counseling work must be completed acceptably. 4 Minimal to None: Trainee performs activities independently. Trainee plans. & advising trainee’s course of action. Similarly as with Intern 2 and Intern 3. structuring tasks. or not applicable . This system differs from traditional focus on rating quality of a trainee’s work. Consider need for remediation. Focus of supervision: direct instruction. Rating Level of supervisory input required to complete clinical activity to supervisor’s satisfaction. Guide to Evaluation System: These ratings are used to capture a trainee’s development of independence in counseling practice across time. Focus of supervision: review and acknowledgement of acceptable work. using supervisor as a consultant. NOTE – Please read carefully before completing the evaluation. during and after clinical activities. prompting. Trainee carries out clinical activities independently. No opportunity to observe. Expectations: Will vary due to individual differences in trainee background and due to the wide range of counseling activities. U Unsatisfactory: Activities not completed.SITE SUPERVISOR’S EVALUATION OF PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE Student Name: Troy University Campus: Period covered by the Evaluation: SUGGESTED USE: This form is to be used upon completion of the counseling practicum/internship and should also be used as a midterm progress evaluation. then scrutinizing it afterward. 3 Moderate to Minimal: Supervision takes place primarily after clinical activity. In general. planning. then carries out activities independently. teaching. What varies in each situation is the relative amount of work contributed by the trainee and the supervisor to produce an acceptable outcome. Most information flow is from supervisor to trainee.

comfortable. implications. and contingencies Recognizes and pursues discrepancies and meaning of inconsistent information Uses relevant case data in planning both immediate and long-range goals Uses relevant case data in considering various strategies and their implications Bases decisions on theoretically sound and consistent rationale of human behavior Is perceptive in evaluating the effect of own counseling techniques Demonstrates ethical behavior in the counseling sessions and case management U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 U1234 . administers.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 General Supervision Comments Demonstrates a personal commitment in developing professional competencies Invests time and energy in becoming a counselor Accepts and uses constructive criticism to enhance self-development and counseling skills Engages in open. and clear communication with peers and supervisors Recognizes own competencies and skills and shares these with peers and supervisors Recognizes own deficiencies and actively works to overcome them with peers and supervisors Completes case reports and records punctually and conscientiously Researches the referral prior to the first interview Keeps appointments on time Begins the interview smoothly Explains the nature and objectives of counseling when appropriate Is relaxed and comfortable in the interview Communicates interest in and acceptance of the client Facilitates client expression of concerns and feelings Focuses on the content of the client’s problem Recognizes and rests manipulation by the client Recognizes and deals with positive affect of the client Recognizes and deals with negative affect of the client Is spontaneous in the interview Uses silence effectively in the interview Is aware of own feelings in the counseling session Communicates own feelings to the client when appropriate Recognizes and skillfully interprets the client’s covert messages Facilitates realistic goal-setting with the client Encourages appropriate action-step planning with the client Evidences judgment in the timing and use of different techniques Initiates periodic evaluation of goals. and interprets tests correctly Terminates the interview smoothly Focuses on specific behaviors and their consequences. action steps. and process during counseling Explains.

Overall Evaluation of Student’s Performance U1234 Supervisor’s Name (please print) Student Signature Supervisor Signature Date Date .

Encourages me to engage in professional behavior. Helps me to understand the implications and dynamics of the counseling approaches I use. Provides suggestions for developing my counseling skills. Focuses on the implications. Allows me to discuss problems I encounter in my clients and cases. Gives me useful feedback when I do something wrong. Poor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Give time and energy in observing tape processing and case conferences. Focuses on both verbal and nonverbal behavior in me and in my clients.STUDENT'S EVALUATION OF SITE SUPERVISION SUGGESTED USE: This form is to be used upon completion of the counseling practicum/internship. Deals with both content and effect when supervising. Maintains confidentiality in material discussed in supervisory sessions. Provides me the freedom to develop flexible and Encourages and listens to my ideas and suggestions for developing my counseling skills. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Adequate 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Good 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 . Encourages me to use new and different techniques when appropriate. Supervisors Name: Agency: Location: Troy University Campus: Term: ______ DIRECTIONS: Please circle a number which best evaluates the supervisor for the above specified time period. consequences and contingencies of specific behaviors in counseling and supervision. Accepts and respects me as a person Recognizes and encourages further development of my strengths and capabilities Gives me useful feedback when I do something well. Helps me define and maintain ethical behavior in counseling and case management. Pays amount of attention to both me and my clients. Is spontaneous and flexible in the supervisory Helps me to define and achieve specific concrete goals for myself during the counseling experience.

27 Applies criteria fairly in evaluating my counseling performance. 25 Allows and encourages me to evaluate myself. 24 Helps me develop increased skill in assessing and gaining insight from my counseling tapes. 23 Offers resource information when I request or need it. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 Overall Student’s Evaluation of Site Supervision 1 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS AND/OR SUGGESTIONS Supervisor’s Name (please print) Student Signature Supervisor Signature Date Date . 26 Explains criteria for evaluation clearly and in behavioral terms.21 Helps me organize relevant case data in planning goals and strategies with my clients. 22 Helps me to formulate a theoretically sound rationale of human behavior.

Exposure to information about community resources. Usefulness and helpfulness of faculty liaison. 8. Signature Date Troy University Site Campus . Relevance of experience to career goals. Quality and usefulness of site supervision. Exposure to and communication of agency procedures. . Student Name: Troy University Campus: Agency Site: Supervisor: Rate the following questions about your site and experiences by the following: A. Southeast Region – Florida and I have read the Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology Degree Programs Student Handbook. 5. 9. Rate all of the applicable experiences which you had at our site: Report Writing Intake Interviewing Administration and Interpretations of tests Staff Conferences Individual Counseling Family Counseling Group Counseling Psycho-educational Activities Consultation Career Counseling Term: 10. Very Satisfactory B. 3. 6. Unsatisfactory 1.STUDENT SITE EVALUATION DIRECTIONS: Students should complete this form at the end of each internship placement. This should be turned in to the University Supervisor. Moderately Satisfactory C. Overall rating of the site: _______ COMMENTS: I. Moderately Unsatisfactory D. 7. 2. am a graduate counselor trainee enrolled in Troy University. Amount of site supervision. Exposure to and communication of agency goals. Exposure to professional roles and functions within the agency. 4.