Product Cover Image

The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Brian N. Baird

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 19, 2013


Provides the knowledge to go from classroom to real world placements in the helping professions.


The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook, 7/e is apractical guide to the “real world” knowledge and skills that students need when they begin working in the field of mental health. This text guides interns through every phase of the internship process from finding placements to concluding relationships with clients and supervisors. Along the way students learn about ethics, clinical writing and record keeping, working with peers and supervisors, understanding diversity, and self care and safety. Following an evidence and competency based approach, the latest research findings are reviewed from the fields of psychology, social work and counseling.


This text is available in a variety of formats – digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab.


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Prepare for the practical, real world experience of working and serving clients in mental health and social service settings. 
  • Understand the key issues and tasks that must be performed during different stages of a field placement from beginning to end. 
  • Gain insights to promote personal and professional development including self care, ethical awareness, working with supervision understanding of diversity.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Preparation

Chapter 2:  Getting Started

Chapter 3:  Internship Classes and Peer Groups

Chapter 4:  Ethical and Legal Issues

Chapter 5:  Supervision

Chapter 6:  Working with Diversity

Chapter 7:  Clinical Writing, Treatment Records, and Case Notes

Chapter 8:  Stress and Self-care

Chapter 9:  Assault and Other Risks

Chapter 10:  Closing Cases

Chapter 11:  Finishing the Internship

Chapter 12:  Frustrations, Lessons, Discoveries, and Joy

Appendix A:  Internship Selection Checklist

Appendix B:  Placement Information Form

Appendix C:  Internship Learning Agreement Record Form

Appendix D:  Intern Evaluation: Supervisor Form

Appendix E:  Intern Evaluation: Intern Form

Appendix F:  Emergency Contact and Procedures Information Intern

Appendix G:  Ethical Guidelines

Appendix H:  Treatment Agreement and Informed consent

Appendix I:  Supervisor Evaluation Form

Appendix J:  Clinical Activities Record Sheet

Appendix K:  Placement Evaluation Form

Purchase Info ?

With CourseSmart eTextbooks and eResources, you save up to 60% off the price of new print textbooks, and can switch between studying online or offline to suit your needs.

Once you have purchased your eTextbooks and added them to your CourseSmart bookshelf, you can access them anytime, anywhere.

Buy Access

The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
Format: Safari Book

$57.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-95972-3