Event Title

School Counseling Internship/Practicum Experience

Location

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

Start Date

10-4-2012 3:30 PM

Description

INTRODUCTION: Two 3-credit hour internships (300 clock hours each) are required in the school counseling master’s degree program. During internships students complete specific tasks or projects related to their professional goals. Students are supervised by field supervisors who must be licensed or endorsed school counselors and provide one hour of weekly supervision on-site. CHALLENGE: The central challenge of this experience has been to develop my counseling skills in the areas of personal/social, career, and academic development through individual student planning, comprehensive guidance curriculum, responsive services, and systems support. EXPERIENCE: I am completing my internship at Thornapple Kellogg High School (TKHS). The lead counselor, Nancy Iveson, serves as my on-site supervisor and director of the school counseling department at TKHS. OUTCOME: Each student submits a final portfolio documenting activities completed over the course of the internship and the GVSU School Counseling program. My portfolio includes artifacts which demonstrate that I understand the philosophy, principles, and practice of school counseling, including the administration and coordination of professional relationships within school systems as well as professional knowledge related to ethical and legal issues. The portfolio also contains work samples that provide evidence of my development of professional skills in the field of school counseling. IMPACT: These internship experiences are designed to meet Michigan Department of Education requirements for school counseling licensure or endorsement. Internships also provide graduate students in the school counseling program with field-based learning opportunities designed to provide work experience in an area of school counseling.

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Apr 10th, 3:30 PM

School Counseling Internship/Practicum Experience

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

INTRODUCTION: Two 3-credit hour internships (300 clock hours each) are required in the school counseling master’s degree program. During internships students complete specific tasks or projects related to their professional goals. Students are supervised by field supervisors who must be licensed or endorsed school counselors and provide one hour of weekly supervision on-site. CHALLENGE: The central challenge of this experience has been to develop my counseling skills in the areas of personal/social, career, and academic development through individual student planning, comprehensive guidance curriculum, responsive services, and systems support. EXPERIENCE: I am completing my internship at Thornapple Kellogg High School (TKHS). The lead counselor, Nancy Iveson, serves as my on-site supervisor and director of the school counseling department at TKHS. OUTCOME: Each student submits a final portfolio documenting activities completed over the course of the internship and the GVSU School Counseling program. My portfolio includes artifacts which demonstrate that I understand the philosophy, principles, and practice of school counseling, including the administration and coordination of professional relationships within school systems as well as professional knowledge related to ethical and legal issues. The portfolio also contains work samples that provide evidence of my development of professional skills in the field of school counseling. IMPACT: These internship experiences are designed to meet Michigan Department of Education requirements for school counseling licensure or endorsement. Internships also provide graduate students in the school counseling program with field-based learning opportunities designed to provide work experience in an area of school counseling.