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Getting the Most from Your Human Service Internship: Learning from Experience / Edition 1

Getting the Most from Your Human Service Internship: Learning from Experience / Edition 1

by Pamela Myers Kiser


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This practical, hands-on text integrates classroom learning with fieldwork in human services agencies. It engages students in a process of thinking and reflection, helping them to analyze different experiences and situations they encounter on a daily basis during their internships. The text covers information from the beginning to the end of the internship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534364748
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Series: Family Studies Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Pamela Myers Kiser has been a faculty member in the human service program at Elon University since 1981. At Elon she is the Watts-Thompson Professor of Human Services and the Kernodle Service-Learning Faculty Development Fellow. She has presented at national and international conferences on internships and has provided consultation about internships with other colleges and universities both nationally and internationally.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Getting Ready. 2. Getting Started. 3. Getting Acquainted. 4. Learning to Learn from Experience: The Integrative Processing Model. 5. Using Supervision. 6. Dealing with Diversity. 7. Developing Ethical Competence. 8. Writing and Reporting Within Your Field Agency. 9. Managing Your Feelings and Your Stress. 10. Trouble-Shooting. 11. Evaluating Your Performance. 12. Leaving Your Field Placement. Appendix: Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals. Index.

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