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Mental Health
Substance Use

Center for Clinical Excellence – Training Institute Internship Program

We create an environment that is supportive and clinically challenging, with continuous instruction, hands-on experience, and weekly supervision with regular multi-disciplinary team consultations. Additional learning is achieved through participation in intern seminars focusing on an array of clinical topics and consultations. Branch staff serve as mentors and models for interns by providing on-site support and feedback as needed.

At THS our work with clients is based on a strengths-based and harm reduction model.

We produce graduates who are skilled in the application of integrating learned skills and practice for successful entry into the mental health field. To provide generalist practitioners with direct field experience integrating knowledge, applied skills, and competence in a variety of clinical domains including individual and group therapy, assessment and evaluation, case management and crisis intervention w/ co-occurring clients.

Center for Clinical Excellence – Training Institute Goals and Mission

To provide generalist practitioners with direct field experience integrating knowledge, applied skills, and competence in a variety of clinical domains including individual and group therapy, assessment and evaluation, case management and crisis intervention w/ co-occurring clients.

Internship Opportunities

Bachelors Level: Case Management

Masters Level: Mental Health Clinician

Doctoral Level: Mental Health Clinician  + Psychological Assessment

Program Requirements

Bachelors Level: Case Management
  • Social Work: BSW
  • BA Human Development
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field
  • At least 16 hours a week committed to THS

Masters Level: Mental Health Clinician
  • Social work: MSW
  • MA in counseling
  • MA in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • At least 24 hours a week committed to THS
Doctoral Level: Mental Health Clinician  + Psychological Assessment
  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • At least 24 hours a week committed to THS

Program Details

The program’s duration ranges from 9-18 months and operates within each of the THS locations below:

Skills to be Developed

  1. Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation
  2. Clinical Documentation
  3. Risk Assessment
  4. Build Multicultural Skills
  5. Develop Professional Self
  6. Critical Thinking
  7. Self-care
Tasks to Develop Skills
  • Carry and manage a caseload w/ co-occurring clients
  • Implement evidenced-based practices including, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
  • Provide Community Resourcing
  • Participate on multi-disciplinary team of social workers, ARNPs, LMFT, PCP, SUDP[T], psychologists, psychiatrists, and other interns
  • Assist in Development of and Co-facilitate Groups
  • Use supervision and consultation to explore professional strengths, limitations, and challenges.
  • Apply strategies of ethical reasoning utilizing standards of professional code of ethics
  • Gain self-awareness to minimize the influence of personal biases and values in working with
  • diverse groups
  • Develop a cultural consciousness in working with diverse people.
  • Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination.
  • Utilize conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
  • Apply theories of human behavior and social environment to guide multicultural clinical practice.
  • Select appropriate intervention strategies with individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
  • Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions in partnership with clients
  • Observe the field instructor or other clinical SWs conducting intakes and therapy sessions.
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