Description of Mental Health Counseling Internship Program
Sessions will occur through telehealth until pandemic ceases and government restrictions are removed, and at that time services will return to in-clinic and outreach. Many clients at CSI have experienced some sort of traumatic event as well as are involved with the Department of Children and Families. As a part of a 20 hour per week internship, students can expect to receive:
- Average of 8-10 direct client hours per week
- 1-hour weekly individual supervision with a LMHC with 3 years post licensure experience; One hour of group supervision per week
- One hour of weekly documentation training and support
- 1-hour weekly didactic training focused on becoming a trauma informed therapist and providing evidenced based treatment
Additional responsibilities include one professional presentation that can be completed during a didactic training or during CSI’s monthly staff meeting on the second Monday of each month.
Interns are welcome to work with their supervisors to tailor their training experience based on their interests. Previous trainees have focused their trainings on gathering experiences in:
- Trauma-informed care
- Play therapy, including directive and non-directive approaches
- Navigating and supporting wrap-around services
Who Can Apply?
Mental health counseling interns must be a full time graduate student in their second year of a Mental Health Counseling Master's program and have completed their pre-practicum coursework. Mental health counseling interns should be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other professional staff and providers in the area. Mental health counseling interns should also have good time management skills. Mental health counseling interns should be open and flexible to the challenges that the internship year provides, while maintaining a state of professionalism. Mental health counseling interns will be expected to maintain strict confidentiality as required by the various laws and ethics code associated with the mental health professions.