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In their final preparations for entering the field, students complete any required WSU or site-specific tasks (e.g., obtain professional liability insurance or complete additional background checks). The final weeks of HD 497 are used to increase understanding and application of important professional topics such as ethical practice, effective listening, motivational and intake interviewing, assertiveness and taking initiative, networking, client boundaries, and teamwork. Also during this time, the human development internship faculty contact the site mentors to discuss the plan, send sites relevant materials, and arrange legal WSU-agency contracts (contracts must be signed prior to the start of students’ placements).