Practicum/Intern Supervision

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As the Supervisor for Practicum/Intern students at Wellness Work Counseling Services, I, Cartelia Kennedy, a Licensed Professional Counselor, oversee the training and development of graduate students in their clinical work. Our practicum/internship program is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in a supportive and professional environment.

Our procedures and policies are structured to ensure the safety and well-being of both clients and students while maintaining high standards of ethical practice. Here's an outline of some key procedures and policies:

  1. Orientation: All practicum/intern students undergo a comprehensive orientation to familiarize them with our agency policies, procedures, and ethical guidelines.

  2. Supervision: Regular weekly supervision sessions are scheduled to provide students with guidance, support, and feedback on their clinical work. Supervision may be conducted individually or in group settings, depending on the needs of the students.

  3. Client Confidentiality: Students are required to adhere to strict confidentiality protocols to protect the privacy of our clients. They must also obtain appropriate consent from clients before conducting any assessments or interventions.

  4. Professional Conduct: Students are expected to maintain professional conduct at all times, including punctuality, appropriate dress, and respectful communication with clients, staff, and supervisors.

  5. Case Documentation: Accurate and timely documentation of client sessions, assessments, and interventions is essential. Students are trained in proper record-keeping practices and must adhere to agency guidelines for case documentation.

  6. Ethical Standards: Students are expected to abide by the ethical standards set forth by their respective professional associations (e.g., American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association) and adhere to the ethical guidelines outlined in the ACA Code of Ethics.

  7. Professional Development: We encourage students to engage in ongoing professional development activities, such as attending workshops, seminars, and conferences relevant to their field of study.

By implementing these procedures and policies, we aim to provide students with a structured and supportive learning environment where they can develop the necessary skills and competencies to become effective mental health professionals.

If you would like more information about practicum/internships at Wellness Work please call Cartelia Kennedy at 512-575-4671