James Madison University

Agency/Organization Responsibilities

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