The Human Services Internship Experience: Helping Students Find Their Way assists students in bridging the theories and knowledge of human service delivery with real-world practice.
The text features myriad opportunities for critical reflection, new ideas, skill building, professional identity development, and learning from others. Part One provides students with valuable insight about the internship experience and helps them plan for and begin it effectively.
In Part Two, students learn about the application of ethics in practice, the importance of cultivating a multicultural perspective, the ins and outs of supervision, and various opportunities for advocacy within the profession.
Part Three focuses on skill development with chapters dedicated to working with clients using a strengths-based approach and constructing case conceptualizations and case studies.
The final part helps students end their internship experience in a positive way, build professional portfolios, ask for references, and prepare for employment in the human service sector. The second edition features a new chapter on social justice and advocacy, as well as updated references and information throughout.
Additionally, it includes revised instructional elements, including activities related to self-reflection, seeking supervision, creative expression, writing journal articles, and reading transcriptions.