The Special Emphasis Area in administration will focus on the following:
Administration of a Counseling Center
The focus of this part of the area is to give an intern an understanding the function of the Director of a large university counseling center. The intern will have an opportunity to work closely with the Director and Associate Director on setting up an agency budget, developing policies and procedures, organizational structure, motivating staff, increasing staff morale, university and center politics, using diplomacy and tact, and developing proposals to raise funds. The intern will have an opportunity to accompany the Director and/or Associate Director to several university meetings.
Administration of Counseling Center Clinical Services
The focus of this part of the area is to gain an understanding of how clinical services are directed in a counseling center. The intern will work with the Associate Director and Clinical Director in setting policy and procedures, developing forms, coordinating case review, and setting staff schedules. The intern will attend Clinical Services Committee and other committee meetings as available.
Specific topics to be covered during the semester include the following:
Introduction to Counseling Center Administration
Tasks of a Clinical Director- Overview
Setting up the Organization
Clinical Policies and Procedures
Becoming an Effective Administrator
Principles for Interim Roles
Clinical Record Keeping
Developing a Budget
Navigating Political Waters
SCS Administrative Projects and Experiences
At a minimum, the intern will meet individually with the area supervisor on a monthly basis to discuss issues related to the Special Emphasis Area.