INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – MHS

Bachelor’s Degree
(For those seeking an Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field, such as psychology, sociology, social work, etc.)

Interns/practicum students in Mental Health Services will have a variety of experiences and responsibilities. The experiences may include, but at not limited to:

CLINICAL

  • Develop a knowledge of consumers through familiarization with individual treatment plans
  • Establish therapeutic rapport with consumers
  • Observe, co-facilitate/facilitate groups, such as skills training modules, and warning signs of relapse groups and token economy
  • Observe and participate in individual consumer interventions
  • Facilitate community support groups in the community
  • Participate treatment planning including observing and assisting with the intake process, completion of forms, assessments, treatment plan development, and treatment meetings (as available)
  • Observe individual counseling sessions given consumer permission
  • Develop, facilitate, and evaluate a short-term group based on consumer need and expressed interest
  • May include writing billing notes for groups

EDUCATIONAL

  • Attend Sertoma and community in-services and training (as available)
  • Assist with community education efforts regarding mental health/stigma reduction

ORGANIZATION

  • Participate in team meetings, planning, development, evaluation of PSR program
  • Attend staff meetings, clinical intervention meetings, record review meetings, etc. (as available)
  • All opportunities mentioned are contingent upon the approval of consumers involved.

Master’s Degree
(For those seeking Master’s Degree in a relevant field, such as clinical or counseling psychology)

Interns/practicum students in Mental Health Services will have a variety of experiences and responsibilities. The experiences may include, but at not limited to:

CLINICAL

  • Develop a knowledge of consumers through their case files and become familiar with forms and treatment planning process
  • Establish therapeutic rapport with all consumers
  • Observe, co-facilitate/facilitate groups, such as skills training modules, and warning signs of relapse groups and completion of required documentation
  • Observe and participate in individual consumer interventions
  • Facilitate community support groups
  • Serve as the Mental Health Professional for all aspects of treatment for at least three consumers (includes intake, assessment, service plan development, service plan meeting, coordination of services to ensure that individual service needs are met, required documentation, and individual counseling on a regularly scheduled basis)
  • Develop, facilitate, and evaluate a group(s) based on consumer need and/or expressed interest
  • Complete necessary documentation including treatment plans, billing, and other reports

EDUCATIONAL

  • Participate in 40 hours of required training
  • Attend additional in-services and training (as available)
  • Assist with educating the community education regarding mental health and stigma reduction

ORGANIZATION

  • Participate in team meetings, planning, development, evaluation of PSR program
  • Attend all-staff meetings, clinical intervention meetings, record review meetings, etc. (as available)
  • All opportunities mentioned are contingent upon the approval of consumers involved.

 

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