Internship in school counselling undertaken at a St. John's high school with a research component studying an adolescent relationships group

Brophy, Christina Suzanne (1998) Internship in school counselling undertaken at a St. John's high school with a research component studying an adolescent relationships group. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This internship report consists of three sections. The first section gives an overview of the internship including: rationale, setting, duration, supervision and evaluation, and objectives. The second describes the experiences of the intern at a St. John's High School between April and June 1995 and contains a reflective, critical discussion of the value of the activities in meeting the specific internship objectives. The final section of this report describes a research project conducted during the internship. A fictitious name: Centre City High School (or Centre City) is used throughout this report in place of the actual name of the high school where the internship was completed, to protect the anonymity of students. -- The purpose of the placement component of the internship was to provide practical experiences for the graduate student to develop personal and professional competencies as a school counsellor beyond those of the required practicum in Educational Psychology. Under the supervision of both field and university supervisors, opportunities were provided for the intern to gain further knowledge, experience, and skill in: individual and group counselling, career counselling, consultation, psychoeducational assessment, awareness of community resources applicable to guidance referrals, and conducting site-based research which would be useful in a school guidance program. The intern completed specific activities which were chosen to fulfill each of these general objectives. -- The purpose of the research component was for the intern to gain experience in research which would normally be encountered by a school counsellor at the secondary level. The intern administered a questionnaire designed to elicit students' responses concerning their participation in a seven session Adolescent Relationships Group at Centre City High School. The research report contains a pertinent literature review of the topic, objectives of the program, summary of each session's topic and activities, and feedback from the student participants concerning their experiences in the group. Recommendations are given for counsellors who are interested in conducting similar Adolescent Relationships Groups in their high schools.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1053
Item ID: 1053
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 65-66
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Counseling in secondary education--Study and teaching (Internship); Interpersonal relations in adolescence

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