Students in the Clinic must have a back-up when seeing clients!
a) another practicum students observing or in the clinic office
b) a student worker in the clinic office
c) an available faculty member
Supervision: All students will come to group supervision prepared to discuss their cases. Attendance is mandatory and absences must be cleared with the instructor or a reduction in grade will occur.
Scheduled Case Presentations: The 1st45-minutes of practicum (1:30-2:15) will be for scheduled student case presentations.
1. The clinician is responsible for succinctly providing:
a. background information
b. theoretical approach
c. question or concern
2. Participants are responsible for:
a. asking questions that clarify missing information and deepen the understanding of the client.
b. providing ethical and theoretically based interpretations and recommendations.
Clinic students will have a video tape cued to the question/problem section of the last session.
External students will have a one page outline summarizing services to date.
a. all identifying information will be altered for the protection of the client.
Individual Supervision will always include videotaped presentations of the therapeutic encounter. Attendance is mandatory and absences must be cleared with the instructor or a reduction in grade will occur. Clinic students need to bring:
a. Cued videotape
b. Client files
External students will engage in the supervisory process that is in place at the external placement.
Unscheduled presentations/questions: The last 40-minutes of practicum (3:20-4:00) will be dedicated to case presentations that are determined by questions or problems in therapy that student clinicians choose to bring to the group. Every clinician should be prepared to discuss at least one client. If you see clients in the clinic, bring a tape queued to a time in the session you would like to discuss.
Chart Review: Periodically throughout the semester random client charts will be reviewed. Each clinician is responsible for making sure that client notes are up to date and signed by the individual supervisor. If appropriate, treatment plans and transfer/termination summaries must be completed and filed. The chart review will count for 100 points. Points will be awarded based on the degree to which charts for all clients are complete. Points will be deducted for missing paperwork.
Treatment Plans: By the 3rdsession with every client, clinicians will submit a treatment plan outlining goals for treatment and planned interventions. The clinician will discuss the treatment plan with the client and involve the client in establishing treatment goals. The treatment plan will be included in the client’s clinic chart.
Termination and Transfer Summaries: At the end of treatment, the clinician will summarize the client’s presentation and progress. This document will be used to facilitate an immediate transfer or follow-up services sought at a later date.
Participation: The 2nd45-minutes of each class (2:25-3:10) shall comprise didactics and discussion of assigned reading. Students are expected to come to the first hour prepared to offer insights, aid in answering comments by other students, prepared to discuss professional development generally as well as at an individual level. This hour should provide a framework for professional development and assist you in obtaining appropriate supervision both with the program as well as once you have left the program.