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For more information about becoming a counseling intern, you can contact Nicole Roberts, Ph. D at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling interns must be currently enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, or a similar program. Depending on the availability of supervision, we will also occasionally accept LPC-Interns and Post-Doctorates.
Our Internship offers the student an opportunity to work with trauma survivors and/or abusers within a warm, supportive, and flexible environment. We offer the student the opportunity to tailor their internship experience to meet their own interests and gain diversity in experience. Opportunities include:
Work with children, adolescents, & adults
Individual and Group Therapy
Play and Activity Therapy
Work with trauma survivors
Work with Batterers in our accredited Violence Intervention Program
Work in both a non-residential and residential setting
Exposure to the legal system through court accompaniment, police accompaniment, witness preparation, etc.
Experience working within a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, LPC’s, social workers, legal advocates, and attorneys
Participation in community education and awareness events
Attend Group Supervision on Thursdays from 10 A.M. to noon.
One hour a week of on-site individual supervision.
On-call crisis response availability for the Survivor’s Advocacy Team (SAT)
Scheduling is flexible, but all students are expected to work a minimum of one evening a week (Monday-Thursday until 8 PM)
Other requirements for specific activities such as:
Graduate level play therapy course before seeing young children
Our internship/practicum program is fairly competitive and preference is given to students from traditional state and non-profit accredited universities with accredited programs.
Completion of previous practicum or at minimum supervised pre-practicum involving practicing of counseling skills
Bilingual students fluent in Spanish
Students who have taken a graduate course in play therapy