Position Description for Clinical Internship:
The clinical internship candidate will receive extensive training and supervision in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment (TFCBT), under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and/or LCSW. The intern will conduct clinical assessments, TFCBT assessments, treatment plans, and psychotherapy primarily for children, adolescents, and young adults. Candidates must have interest in providing TFCBT and be passionate about working with the foster care population in a multidisciplinary team setting. The right candidate must have demonstrated competence in working directly with clients and possess working knowledge and understanding of individual and group practices.
Responsibilities Include: We expect the intern to engage in clinical practices for approximately 60-70% of time, while other 20-30% will be focused on administrative work, meetings, training and supervision.
- Under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional, develops, implements, coordinates, specialized treatment plans for individuals enrolled in Fortitude Counseling Associates, PLLC.
- Provides outpatient psychotherapy and clinical assessment and treatment planning.
- Provides appropriate support to individual’s family. May develop and conduct psychoeducational classes and groups.
- Conducts TFCBT and clinical evaluations and risk assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendations.
- Prepares intake summaries, case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.
- To maintain program documentation as required
- To represent the agency as needed in the community (i.e. serving on committees, making presentations on our programs, etc)
- To participate in agency clinical meetings, team meetings and staff meetings as well as participate in in-service training.
- Maintain agency documentation as required
- Ongoing communication with referral sources
- Attend trainings, conferences, and workshops
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications Include: The candidate must be currently enrolled in an accredited MSW, Ed., or MA program in Clinical Counseling or Social Work.
- Ability to organize and run a treatment group with children and adolescents
- Ability to learn methods of CBT and provide CBT in group and individual settings
- Ability to produce accurate and complete assessments formulated from knowledge of the consumer and collateral sources.
- Ability to write effective case notes and report on data from files
- Ability to work independently; but relate issues to manager appropriately
- Ability to work effectively when under extreme pressure
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage difficult client discussions
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and outside agencies
- Dedication to preventing further victimization, promoting positive progression, and ability to address difficult issues with a challenging populations
- Proven track record of reliability and consistency of high performance
- Strong desire to learn and grow professionally