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1: Introduction

  • Page ID
    146705
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    This handbook seeks to provide students and fieldwork supervisors a clear idea of what is expected in each person’s respective roles. The essential goal is for the student to have a professionally and personally rewarding learning experience. The goal is also for the agency, staff, and clients to benefit from having a HACC Human Services student at the agency.

    It is wise to think of the fieldwork experience, or practicum, as the culmination of the Human Service curriculum. It is the place where theory and practice are tested and integrated. All the literature in the human service field the student has read, all the papers prepared on topics related to the human service field, all the lectures and skill training come together in the practice experience.

    This opportunity taken early in the student's academic career can answer a host of questions for the student. Students learn about their interest in the field, their strengths and abilities useful in practice, and they also become more aware of any limitations. This valuable information allows students to better plan and organize their future career or academic track.


    1: Introduction is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Wendy D. Bratina.

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