Practicum in Counseling

A Developmental Guide (First Edition)
Marianne Woodside and Chad Luke
©2019, 272 pages

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    Practicum in Counseling: A Developmental Guide is designed to guide counselors-in-training through a meaningful practicum experience. The text utilizes a developmental approach to empower students and encourage them to commit to professional growth and the development of their counselor identity.

    The text is divided into four sections. In Section One, students learn their role in practicum, how to establish a working relationship with their site supervisor, what to expect onsite during the first week, and more. In Section Two, they learn how to make contact with their first client, review basic helping skills, consider ethical and legal issues, explore the role of diversity in counseling work, and learn how to handle critical incidents. Section Three addresses the importance of supervision, self-advocacy, wellbeing, and personal agency in becoming an effective counselor. Practicum assessment and evaluation are also explored. The final section focuses on the conclusion of practicum and the beginning of an internship. Students learn how to transition their responsibilities and terminate work with their clients. They are encouraged to assess their knowledge, skills, and values to shape their goals for their internship.

    Featuring voices from students who’ve completed practicum, as well as valuable and highly applicable information from the authors, Practicum in Counseling is a winning resource for counselors-in-training enrolled in a practicum course.

    Marianne Woodside is a professor emeritus in counselor education at the University of Tennessee, where she taught classes related to introduction to human services, human development, case management, and human service practicum and internship. Dr. Woodside also taught masters and doctoral students in counselor education and supervision. Her research interests include human service, advocacy, supervision, and professional development. Dr. Woodside’s scholarly contributions include human service texts including introduction to human services, case management, and professional development during internship, research on collaboration, identity development in human service and counselor education, and research that provides a voice for the underserved and underrepresented.
    Chad Luke is a professor of counseling who teaches neuroscience for counselors, career counseling, theories and techniques, multicultural counseling, among others. He is a clinical supervisor and a licensed counselor with 20 years of clinical experience. He is the author of Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists: Integrating the Sciences of Mind and Brain.
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    "I love the text because it is down-to-earth and a very real portrayal of what counselors-in-training can expect from their first forays into clinical work. The entire book is great, but the chapter on ethics alone is worth the price of the book."
    Kathy D. Richardson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, RPT-S, Program Director and Assistant Professor, Rosemont College