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A blueprint for doing clinical work in field experience, this practical book aids students in developing their professional identity on their journey toward becoming a counselor. Authors Naijian Zhang and Richard D. Parsons help students integrate the knowledge they learn across the curriculum by presenting a roadmap of how to start, navigate, and finish a practicum or internship. Throughout the book, coverage of CACREP standards, case illustrations, exercises, and real-life examples create an accessible overview of the entire transitioning process. Field Experience is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries.

From the Ideal to the Real
From the Ideal to the Real

The true ideal is not opposed to the real but lies in it …

James Russell Lowell

In Chapter 2, we outlined a number of qualities and characteristics that we posited may need to be present in an “ideal” field placement setting. These elements have been gleaned from general theory, standards articulated by accrediting bodies, ...

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