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1 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences School Counseling Orientation Dr. Lori Soli Clinical Coordinator~ School Counseling

2 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute2 Field Experience for School Counselors Capella University Information General information: check Capella History and Statistics Incorporated 1991 Accredited by the North Central Association for Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission since 1997 Enrollment nearly 31,000 learners Five schools 34 degree programs 122 graduate and undergraduate specializations 15 certificate programs

3 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute3 Field Experience for School Counselors Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences - Counselor Education: Five Programs School Counseling (SC) Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy (MFT) Addiction Counseling (AC) PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES)

4 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute4 Field Experience for School Counselors School Counseling Program Approvals State of Arizona, Department of Education Approval State of Minnesota, Department of Education Approval Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Since 2009 NCATE since 2010

5 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute5 School Counseling and the Professional Education Unit The School Counseling Program is also a part of the Capella University Professional Education Unit (PEU). Joins 13 other programs which prepare individuals to serve in the P-12 environment as teachers, administrators, counselors, and psychologists 15 PEU Outcomes, to which the School Counseling Outcomes are aligned Field Experience for School Counselors

6 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute6 Field Experience for School Counselors School Counseling and the Professional Education Unit The Conceptual Framework – Definition The Capella University PEU Conceptual Framework is the undergirding vision, mission, and philosophy which is either directly or indirectly aligned with institutional expectations, program-level specialization outcomes, state licensure standards, and the national standards of NCATE, specialized professional associations (SPAs), and CACREP, the national accrediting agency for school counseling programs.

7 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute7 Field Experience for School Counselors School Counseling and the Professional Education Unit The Conceptual Framework – Highlights Shared Assumptions About Learners Adult learners need meaningful, relevant, and collaborative learning contexts Learners bring a wealth of experiences to the learning community Learners are members of many diverse communities of practice Shared Assumptions About the Learning Process Constructivist principles of learning support the development of reflective practice Integration of theory and practice leads to best practices that can have an immediate impact on learners Competency-based learning supports the development of reflective practice Reflective practice is a means for personal and professional growth.

8 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute8 Field Experience for School Counselors School Counseling and the Professional Education Unit The Conceptual Framework – Highlights Unit Outcome Examples PEU Outcome 6, Diversity Competencies – The School Counseling candidate, as part of the Capella University Professional Education Unit: Has the knowledge, skills, and dispositions (i.e., competencies) to work successfully with diverse learners, their families, and other professionals who differ in ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographical area

9 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute9 Field Experience for School Counselors School Counseling and the Professional Education Unit The Conceptual Framework – Highlights Unit Outcome Examples PEU Outcome 14, Professional Dispositions – The School Counseling candidate, as part of the Capella University Professional Education Unit: …are expected to develop the following seven professional attitudes, values, and beliefs that support student learning and development, and they are expected to demonstrate these seven unit-level professional dispositions in their interactions with students, families, colleagues, and communities:

10 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute10 Field Experience for School Counselors School Counseling and the Professional Education Unit The Conceptual Framework – Highlights Unit Outcome Examples PEU Outcome 14, Professional Dispositions – …con’t 1. Is committed to fairness 2. Is committed to personal and professional conduct that is both ethical and respectful the rights of others 3. Believes that all children can learn at high levels 4. Persists in helping students from diverse populations achieve success by applying different approaches until they achieve that success 5. Is willing to explore and use technology in the classroom 6. Recognizes when one’s own dispositions may need to be adjusted 7. Is committed to reflective practice, professional development, and life-long learning.

11 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute11 Field Experience for School Counselors Purpose of Fieldwork for the intern to gain experience working with children, adolescents, and other key stakeholders in the schools 700 total hours on site over 3-4 quarters of study 13 week quarters (10 online/ 13 clinical) Site responsibilities Individual or triadic supervision onsite, 1+hour a week (12 hours total/term) Taping of at least one session for training purposes and onsite review or en vivo supervision Consultation between Capella Fieldwork Faculty and Site Supervisors Site supervisors will be contacted by Capella fieldwork faculty once every two weeks for ongoing consultation regarding the intern.

12 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute12 Field Experience for School Counselors Site Supervisor Requirements Credentials: Credentialed school counselor in your state(a current copy must be on file) Participation in an initial orientation (this ppt and response you have viewed it) Evidence of supervision training (transcript, CEU certificates, resume) If you have not had this, it is available Capella free of charge. Contact the clinical coordinator for details. Supervision hours: minimum of one hour individual or triadic per week Provide students: from 4 hours (practicum) to 10 hours (internship) weekly Participation in bi-weekly consultation with faculty supervisor Completion of Site Supervisor Evaluation of Learner Submitted electronically week 9 of the academic quarter to the intern’s faculty instructor Advise of questions and concerns

13 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute13 Taping of Counseling Sessions (intern with student) It is a requirement of the fieldwork experience that the intern be able to audio or video record at least one session per quarter. The session tape is used for training purposes; the intern will transcribe and annotate a portion of the tape for their final course project. You are encouraged to review tapes produced by your intern and to provide feedback about counseling skills. If your school does not permit taping of any kind, discuss with your intern an alternative site where they will be able to meet this requirement. If taping is not allowed, we can also provide an alternative assignment. Please contact the clinical coordinator for details. Field Experience for School Counselors

14 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute14 Field Experience for School Counselors SITE SUPERVISOR EVALUATION OF LEARNER Site supervisors will receive an evaluation form that will be need to be completed and returned to the fieldwork faculty during week nine. The evaluation form can also be found on the Capella’s site for supervisors. Supervisor evaluations will be worth 20% of the intern’s grade.

15 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute15 Field Experience for School Counselors Faculty Fieldwork Supervisor provides: Phone /Adobe web supervision with learners (interns): minutes weekly via group conference call Minimum 15 hours for the quarter Attendance of all sessions is required. Non attendance equates to a drop in learner grade for the course Biweekly contact with site supervisor: Via and ongoing phone consultation Monitoring of intern progress via time sheets and course room discussion questions

16 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute16 Field Experience for School Counselors Intern course work requirements In addition to obtaining hours at your site, interns will be involved in the following: Transcription: Interns will transcribe and annotate the taped session for a course project (slide 13). Weekly online discussions: Interns participate in courseroom discussions related to their work onsite. Other on-line course requirements. (Please ask your intern to provide you with their syllabus, or the Clinical Manual for additional information about requirements). Phone/adobe web supervision sessions Attending phone calls with site/university supervisors if requested Submitting all forms in course room in a timely and professional manner

17 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute17 Field Experience for School Counselors Practicum Total Clinical Hours Direct Contact Hours (Minimum) Non-Direct Work at the site Supervision onsite (Minimum) School Counseling Practicum Hour Requirements Minimum of 100 total hours

18 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute18 Field Experience for School Counselors Internship Total Clinical hours Direct Client contact (minimum) Non-Direct Work at the site Supervision onsite (minimum, does not count hours between terms) School Counseling Internship Hour Requirements Minimum of 600 total hours

19 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute19 Field Experience for School Counselors Definition of Clinical Hours Total Hours: the sum of direct, non-direct, and individual supervision hours Direct Contact Hours: time wherein the intern is directly interacting with students, not just observing. Co-counseling and co-facilitation of groups and guidance lessons is counted. It is expected the learner will progress to independently or primarily acting as counselor for children and adolescents at your school toward the end of practicum. Direct contact can also include delivering classroom guidance lessons/units, and direct involvement in consultation /training/meetings with teachers and parents. Non-Direct Hours: all activities on site that are not supervision or direct contact with clients. Could include note writing, staff meetings, research, etc. Individual Supervision with Site Supervisor: one-to-one or two-to-one supervision with the licensed and approved supervisor Other: Additional types of supervision and staff meetings as offered or required by your site are welcome, but will not meet the requirement for individual or triadic supervision.

20 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute20 Field Experience for School Counselors Paperwork Interns are responsible for a variety of fieldwork documents. Weekly Activity Logs Learners document hours spent in counseling activities onsite in 15 minute increments Site supervisor’s signature is required on each Weekly Activity Log as verification of hours logged. Intern submits Weekly Activity Logs to Fieldwork Faculty Supervisor by scanning documents and submitting through their assignment link. Once approved, learner submits directly to Capella Interns are responsible for submitting all other required fieldwork paperwork to their Fieldwork Faculty Supervisor or capella directly as directed in the courseroom

21 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute21 Field Experience for School Counselors Sample day for Direct Activities SC: Direct contact can be individual & group counseling, parent & teacher consultation, and classroom guidance. These modalities are separated out, but no specific minimums are required. SKILLSMonday School CounselingDCNDCIS Direct Contact Activities Parent Consultation Teacher Consultation Individual Counseling Group Counseling Classroom Guidance 1.0 Total1.0

22 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute22 Field Experience for School Counselors Sample day for Non-Direct activities with school related processes: 11 identified activities accounted for in 15 minute increments For example, in an 7 hour day: two hours might be devoted to meetings two hours to report writing/case notes, an hour of tape review, and two hours of education, one hour in a training one hour in supervision. SKILLSMonday Indirect Contact Activities DCNDCIS Education/training1.0 Meeting2.0 Report Writing2.0 Reviewing Tapes1.0 Total6.01.0

23 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute23 Field Experience for School Counselors Sample Totals Section of Weekly Activity Log Site supervisor’s signature on the time log attests that the intern completed the hours as listed. Interns are required to submit their Weekly Activity Log every two weeks to ensure they are staying on track to finish their hours on time. Weekly Totals (Practicum) Total HoursDCNDCIS Cumulative Totals (Practicum) Total HoursDCNDCIS

24 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute24 Field Experience for School Counselors The differences between the practicum and internship are related to the number of hours and intensity of the work. Internship requires the learner to be on site an average of 25 hours per week, and providing an average of 10 hours of direct contact Onsite supervision remains at a minimum of one hour per week Expectations of the intern should rise with each subsequent quarter, preparing the learner to function as a full time school counselor by graduation Moving on to Internship Weekly Totals (Internship I & II) Total HoursDCNDCIS Cumulative Totals (Internship II) Total HoursDCNDCIS

25 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute25 Field Experience for School Counselors How long will the intern be at the site? The practicum and two internship experiences are typically a total of 36 weeks in length. Most interns remain at one site for the entire experience while some will add or change sites for variety of reasons including state requirements Some interns will extend their experience an additional 13 weeks for a third internship depending on state certification/licensure needs and life circumstances A very few interns will spend additional time in their internship experience beyond 49 weeks. Regular discussion with the intern will help to determine what they and you need to do to assist timely completion of hours. A revised Placement Agreement will be required for extensions beyond the initial Placement Agreement in order to accurately represent the revised termination date. Interns can collect hours between academic breaks towards internship hours as long as they are receiving ongoing on site supervision.

26 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute26 Field Experience for School Counselors Intern Responsibilities and Grading Interns are responsible for returning all paperwork, with exception to the site supervisor evaluation of the learner. (evaluations must be sent from the designated of the site supervisor) The site supervisor evaluation accounts for 20% of the intern’s grade (as noted in slide 14) The media transcription also accounts for 20% of the grade The University Instructor evaluation accounts for 20% of the grade Interns not attending all group supervision sessions will receive a lowered course grade.

27 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute27 Field Experience for School Counselors Other Information Monitoring Progress: Although the faculty monitor the attitudes, readiness, and skills of each learner with every contact, issues may still arise that are unforeseen once the learner is directly challenged by the realities of the field. Learners are also reviewed yearly through their faculty advising forum and reccomendations may be made for additional support. Liability Insurance Learners are required to carry liability insurance through membership in a professional organization (ASCA; ACA). Site Supervisor Clinical Role: The site supervisor’s decisions in any case on site will prevail. Non-direct hours at the site are activities for the development of the intern as a fully-functioning school counselor.

28 © 2004 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute28 Field Experience for School Counselors Good luck as you continue to develop your skills as a professional school counselor. Please contact your faculty supervisor with any additional questions! If you are reviewing this before your contact with the faculty supervisor has occurred, please contact the School Counseling Clinical Coordinator, Dr. Lori Soli at


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