Dr. Shannon J. Hodges, a professor of counseling at Niagara University, will soon publish the second edition of a best-selling guide to the practicum and internship experience, written expressly for graduate counseling students.

The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual, Second Edition, is set to be released in November. It is available for pre-order at Amazon.com and numerous other outlets.

With a strong focus on counseling as a specific professional identity, the book includes new information on developing one’s own approach to counseling and supervision, maintaining satisfactory working relationships with supervisors and colleagues, developing good writing skills and record keeping, and managing crisis and trauma. The second edition also reflects such developments as DSM-5 and CORE/CACREP standards.

Dr. Hodges possesses more than 20 years teaching experience, including teaching overseas and has authored numerous professional publications, including books, book chapters, journal articles and essays. He is a former director of a university counseling center and clinical director of a community mental health clinic and is a specialist in treating trauma with a focus on self-talk.

For more information on Niagara University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, please call 716.286.8328 or visit www.niagara.edu/mental-health-counseling.

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