The agency or organization will designate a qualified specialist to serve as field supervisor for the student. Agencies and organizations are expected to provide suitable experiences for the student. Examples of activities include:
- Observations of counseling interviews, evaluations, conferences, meetings groups, classes and the like.
- Supervised interviews with clients or workers, if in an industrial setting.
- Maintenance of records and reports.
- Visits to other area agencies and special services.
- Assisting in groups.
- Gathering data for research or social histories.
- Assisting in training activities.
- Planning and running non-therapy groups (teaching social skills, cooking group, children’s activity group, parent information classes, and others).
- Meeting individually with clients to do adjunctive support such as social skills training.
- Scoring testing.
- Help with advocacy or educational activities.
- Attending conferences or training sessions.
- Learning how to write social histories and other reports.
- Assisting with special projects (redesigning a performance appraisal system; performing a job analysis; web site design; creation of materials for clients).
NOTE: STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BECOME INVOLVED IN ANY DIRECT UNSUPERVISED COUNSELING OR THERAPY DELIVERY