Opportunity To Put Human Services Theory
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Opportunity To Put Human Services Theory
This course will provide students with the opportunity to put human services theory, concepts, skills, and knowledge into practice at an approved human services agency. Students will complete a placement within their area of specialized concentration and conduct direct service activities to further grow and develop their skills (e.g. Clinical Counseling within Organizational Settings, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Forensic Mental Health Counseling, or Non-profit Management).
This experience requires a minimum of at least 600 hours supervised on-site hours. Students will be working closely with an academic instructor and peers in an online seminar experience throughout their practicum experience. Students who are interested in obtaining additional service hours needed for licensure or other purposes should consider taking HSV 595. HSV 595 can be substituted for HSV 593.
Credit Hours: 3
At the time of registration, the student must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students with less than a 3.0 will not be allowed to register for the course at that time.
Concentration-Specific Course prerequisites prior to practicum registration:
Clinical concentration: HSV 520 and/or HSV 521 and HSV 524
A & D concentration: HSV 532 and one core course
Non-Profit Management: HSV 540 and one core course
Forensic MH Counseling: HSV 565 and HSV 567
Course prerequisites needed for all concentrations:
Must have a supervisor with a minimum of a Master’s level in the field
Must be in a placement that expressly fits with the student’s area of concentration
If seeking licensure, your supervisor must meet your state’s requirements
Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher when applying for the practicum
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
Understand the ethical value base of human services and its relationship to professional human service activities.
Identify self-awareness of how one’s own behavior, values and attitudes contribute to the provision of services.
Integrate theory into applied human service activities.
Identify and apply an understanding of the impact of social welfare policies and programs upon client systems and services.
Apply counseling skills when working with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing to others in the field placement seminar and in the field placement setting.
Evaluate and access agency and community resources effectively to positively impact the client and client system.
Integrate successfully to the social environment of the agency setting and effectively provide human service delivery within the context of the formal organizational setting.
Demonstrate professional working relationships with peers, instructors, and field faculty and agency administrators.
Baird, Brian. (2011). The Internship, Practicum and Field Placement Handbook: A Guide for Helping Professionals. (6e). Prentice Hall Publishers. ISBN 978-0-205-80496-2
Other Course Materials
Various course forms available on Blackboard.
Class Discussions: We will participate as a group through threaded discussions during weeks 1, 5 and 8 of the module. Students are expected to share their experiences, successes and concerns from their work at the practicum site. We will engage in formal and/or informal discussion relevant to this course.
Individual contact: These meetings can be initiated by the student or instructor on an as needed basis. Whenever possible, meetings should be scheduled in advance.
Certificate of Completion
All students will be required to submit a Certificate of Completion before receiving a final grade for the course. This certificate documents completion of the total number of hours of fieldwork required (i.e., 600 hours). The certificate is filled out by the student’s field supervisor and signed by both the supervisor and the student. To receive academic credit for the course, the student must submit the signed certificate to the course instructor. Students not handing in the certificate by the end of the module will receive an In Progress (PR) for the course. The student continues to receive PR grades until the Certificate of Completion is submitted within a 9-month period. The student only registers for a section once (e.g., HSV 595 in Module 1). The student is required to attend all discussion boards offered during their first module only (total of 3 weeks). If a student’s field placement runs longer than one module (e.g., Mod 2, 3, and 4) the student is required to email the course instructor no less than one time per week. This contact is maintained by the student until the Certificate of Completion is submitted. The student receives a final grade for the course at the end of the module in which the certificate was submitted.
HSV 595: Field Placement Guidelines and Course Requirements
Once you have completed all pre-requisites and are eligible to register for practicum, you will see that there are no seats open for practicum at registration. At this point, you should select the “check” link in the “action” column to be put on the course waitlist. Once you are on the waitlist, contact Dr. Katey Baruth (email@example.com) to discuss your practicum placement and learning contract. Your course instructor has final approval on your learning contract and practicum site. You will be taken off the waitlist and registered for the class once you have found a practicum site and successfully negotiated a learning contract.
If you are on the waitlist for HSV595, Advanced Field Practicum I, you will be registered for practicum once you have a practicum, learning contract, and completed current coursework.
The student will be required to have two different field placement experiences, preferably at two separate training sites (i.e., 180 hours during HSV 593 and 600 hours during HSV 595).
The student may request an exception to this requirement (e.g., doing all 1200 hours at one agency) provided the student can show that their roles, responsibilities, experiences, setting, client population and/or supervisor will differ in moving from HSV 593 to HSV 595. In other words, the second placement must offer something new that was not a part of the student’s experience during the first placement. The student must also have a compelling reason for doing their second practicum at the same site. The student must get prior approval for this exception from the field practicum coordinator and will need to submit on a word document the differences in learning activities and duties, a compelling reason to continue at the same site, and details about the practicum. The current coordinator is:
Dr. Katey Baruth
Director of MS HSV Program
800 Country Club Road
PO Box 2450
The student may use their current place of employment as one of the required placements if:
The site is relevant to the student’s area of specialization.
It offers work-related learning opportunities and roles above-and-beyond the student’s current employment responsibilities and role. In other words, the student cannot use their current position at the site to fulfill the practicum course requirements. The work must reflect a new challenge to the student offering them an opportunity to learn new professional skills not currently in the student’s professional repertoire and/or exposure to professional activities not yet experienced by the student. A clear separation between regular employment and the practicum experience must be created and easily demonstrated.
It has prior approval from the field practicum coordinator.
Students may not complete both of their practicum placements at their place of employment. The may only complete one of these practicum experiences at their place of employment.
Length of practicum placement: A student must complete the 600-hour requirement within 9 months of registering for HSV 595 (a maximum of four modules). The student will register for the course prior to the start of a module and will receive a grade for the course at the end of the module in which the hour requirement is completed. A grade of “PR” (In progress) will be submitted for all interim modules until the hour requirement has been met.
Hours per week: There is no set requirement in this area. Number of hours per week should meet the needs of both student and host site.
Field supervision: A student should receive at least one-half hour of one-on-one, face-to-face supervision from their field supervisor per week throughout the duration of the field placement (obviously, the more exposure to your supervisor, the better). This half hour minimum of supervision should be stated explicitly in the student’s Learning Contract / Statement of Placement, which is completed and signed by both the student and the supervisor. The field supervisor must have a Master’s Degree in Human Service, Psychology, or Social Work, and if seeking A & D licensure they must meet the state’s requirements outlined on their website.
All students involved in a field placement will be required to attend threaded discussions online. Online discussions will be held in the initial module during the first, fifth and eighth weeks (participation in online discussion is not required after the initial module ends even if the practicum extends into subsequent modules). Students will be asked to share their experiences at their placement site (or report on their upcoming placement if just starting) informally with the other students. Group discussion will serve as a venue for mutual support, problem solving, idea sharing, brainstorming, advising and coaching.
Developing your own Practicum Site
Pursuing this approach involves the following steps:
The student researches various agencies within his/her geographical area. After identifying a desirable agency, the student must contact the potential supervisor and discuss their possible placement.
Once the coordinator receives all the above information the student submits the pre-approval checklist to Dr. Katey Baruth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of the necessary information, an email will be sent to the student responding to the request for pre-approval. It is very likely for feedback to be provided to students after submitting their pre-approval form. Students should incorporate the feedback provided to them and resubmit their pre-approval form to Dr. Baruth. Once the pre-approval has been accepted you will be notified by the practicum coordinator and the course instructor will be copied on the email.
Once the site has agreed to serve as a host to the student, the student will collaborate with their field supervisor to negotiate and complete a Learning Contract by using the required Learning Contract template.
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