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The Human Services Internship: Getting the Most from Your Experience / Edition 4

The Human Services Internship: Getting the Most from Your Experience / Edition 4

by Pamela Myers Kiser
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An internship can be transformative, and this book helps you make sure that's the case. With THE HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP: GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE, 4th Edition as your guide, you'll make a meaningful connection between your classroom learning and fieldwork experience. This practical, hands-on text features a unique six-step model that guides you in enhancing self-awareness, integrating the knowledge and values of the profession, recognizing challenging and dissonant situations, decision-making, and follow-through. With exercises and activities designed to get you thinking reflectively about your day-to-day internship experiences right from the start, the author offers you tools to analyze and apply the lessons you've learned to your future career. Chapters focused on ethics, diversity, communication skills, stress management, and other key topics help you integrate your classroom knowledge with your experiences in the field. Supporting you through every stage of the internship process, the book explains what to expect at various points in the internship's development, offers tips for avoiding potential pitfalls, and includes examples of other students' experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781305087347
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/29/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Pamela Myers Kiser is the Watts-Thompson Professor of Human Service Studies at Elon University, where she has been a faculty member in the human service program since 1981. She was recognized as an outstanding teacher in 2007 as the recipient of the Daniels-Danielly Award for Teaching Excellence at Elon. In 2010 she was named the fourth Distinguished University Professor in Elon's history. Recognized for her expertise in experiential education, she has received awards at the state and national levels for teaching excellence in service-learning, and has presented at internship and service-learning conferences across the country and internationally. Additionally, she has provided consultation to colleges and universities both nationally and internationally on internships and service-learning. She holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University and the Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started. 2. Getting Acquainted. 3. Developing Ethical Competence. 4. Learning to Learn from Experience: Learning Styles and the Integrative Processing Model. 5. Using Supervision. 6. Communicating in Your Internship. 7. Developing Cultural Competence. 8. Writing and Reporting within Your Field Agency. 9. Taking Care of Yourself. 10. Ending Your Internship. 11. Planning Your Career. Appendices.

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