Clinical Internship Program

Training Program Overview

MFT Trainees, Social Work Interns, and Doctoral Psychology Practicum students in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinical Internship Program experience rich and rewarding professional development while delivering community based mental health services to a diverse caseload of children, adolescents, and their families. Students receive comprehensive training on DMH paperwork requirements including: intakes, assessments, diagnoses, treatment plans, and progress notes. Weekly didactic trainings are also provided on topics such as: Trauma Focused Care, Compassion Fatigue, Domestic Violence, Community Violence, Child Abuse, Behavior Management, Mandated Reporting, Family Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Toxic Stress, and Termination. Additionally, students receive extensive training in the sought-after evidenced-based system, Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), which qualifies students to become certified MAP Therapists upon completion of the training program. Students give and receive support to one another while participating in weekly clinical group supervision, teaming in their treatment with youth and families, and learning and collaborating together in clinical trainings. Students also benefit from receiving comprehensive, individualized support in weekly individual clinical supervision with dedicated supervisors who operate with an open-door policy and a passion for helping new therapists learn and grow. Students gain invaluable experience coordinating care while closely partnering with teachers and school staff, psychiatrists and other medical professionals, social workers, probation officers, and natural support members involved in the client’s life. Through the highest quality training, supervision, and clinical experience, CII’s Clinical Internships Program prepares MFT Trainees, Social Work Interns, and Doctoral Psychology Practicum students to be knowledgeable, skillful, and competent mental health professionals upon graduation.

Clinical Internship Program Details

  • Weekly 2 hour clinical group supervision and 1 hour individual supervision provided
  • 9-15 month commitment required, depending on the training requirements of the student’s university
  • New training cohorts begin in May or June and August of each academic year
  • 20-24 hours per week of availability required, spread out over 3 designated days including Wednesday 9-3pm
  • Transportation and schedule flexibility required in order to provide clients with services in the after-school time frame, 2-3 days/week (late afternoon through early evening required)
  • Each cohort begins with a required 1-2 week long initial orientation/training (M-F May/June and mid-August); significant clinical training and support continued through a month-long initial training period followed by weekly professional development didactic trainings
  • $200/month training stipend provided

How to Apply

Graduate students interested in applying for a MFT Practicum or Social Work Internship should email a current resume and cover letter to Andria Bibler, Clinical Internships Manager. Interviews typically begin in January and placement decisions will generally be made by May.

Contact: Andria Bibler, LMFT

Phone: 213-709-0879


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