Welcome to our Clinical Internship FAQ page. Below you will find information on our internships.
Clinical Internships FAQ
- Learn to identify and define your theoretical orientation in your work with clients, while engaging with other professionals and learning different approaches to case conceptualization;
- Develop critical thinking skills that help you choose the most effective interventions and tailor them to a clients’ needs;
- Enhance your understanding of professional ethics and boundaries;
- Develop your individual, group therapy, and crisis intervention skills;
- Gain experience in working with diverse populations including but not limited to age, race, gender, sexual orientation and culture, which may include working with interpreters;
- Learn organizational skills that will help you manage your caseload;
- Learn how to complete required documentation using an Electronic Medical Record System, such as progress notes, treatment plans, and treatment reviews;
- Learn about resources in the community that support our clients and how to coordinate care with outside providers;
- Develop a better sense of both your clinical strengths and limits;
- And last but definitely not least, become part of one of our highly skilled, highly committed, CRMHS teams!!
For a mental health internship, you must be currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in counseling, social work, or a related field (however, our openings for MSW students are extremely limited). For an SUD internships, you must be working on an AA, BSA or Master’s degree.
We offer a limited number of unpaid internships in our Adult Outpatient, Child & Family, Community Support, Elahan Place residential, & SUD programs. These internships can be tailored to meet your school’s requirements.
1 year commitment preferred, no less than a 6 month commitment accepted.
10 to 20 hours per week (16-20 highly encouraged) and at least two days per week. Scheduling can be flexible.
Individual supervision requirements for mental health interns is one hour per week, but students can also attend group supervision weekly if needed (CBT and/or DBT). SUD interns are supervised weekly for their first 50 hours or as directed by the approved clinical supervisor.
This depends on which program you are assigned to. For a placement in Adult Outpatient or the Elahan Place residential facility, you will be working with clients 18 and over. The Child & Family program serves children ages 3-18. The clinical issues our clients face range from mood disorders to serious and persistent mental illnesses. Assignment of clients will be based on a mutual agreement between intern and supervisor to ensure a good fit with the student’s skill level and professional goals.
Please send resume, along with what type of internship you are interested (Adult Outpatient, Child & Family, Elahan Residential Treatment and/or Substance Use Disorders) to Sebastian Molfa, Clinical Training Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, every applicant will have three reference checks completed as well as an extensive background check.
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