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Clinical Student Interns/Volunteers

Clinical Student Interns / Volunteers will gain clinical application of knowledge and skills acquired in school under clinical supervision. Interns in this position will work with a diverse clientele that requires a variety of clinical needs by providing clinical services for individuals and families that present for treatment. Services provided by students primarily include screening, intakes, and assistance in monitoring and treatment planning for clients. Students may also provide crisis intervention and risk assessments, treatment planning, administrative services, evaluations, and client education.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree
  2. Enrollment in a masters or doctoral program in Marriage and Family Counseling, Professional Counseling, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner Program, Psychology, Social Work, or other similar human resources field
  3. For students pursuing a Clinical PMHNP internship, individuals must have a valid RN license
  4. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of current auto insurance

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Experience working with individuals and families who experience various mental, behavioral, and substance abuse conditions

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Must be able to receive supervision from one of the following: APRN, LCSW, LP, LPCC, LPP, LMFT, MSW, PMHNP, psychiatrist, or psychologist.

Essential Functions

  1. Observe and shadow qualified supervising staff engaging in services
  2. Communicate effectively with team members and identify collateral sources
  3. Participate in regular staff meetings deemed appropriate by your supervisor
  4. Assess and integrate historical, psychosocial, and medical information into a client’s individualized treatment
  5. Utilize required assessments when providing treatment to clients
  6. Utilize the required documentation tools to manage clients’ services, and authorizations, and to meet medical necessity standards
  7. Deliver evidence-based services that provide effective treatment and/or communication of necessary conditions in individuals and families
  8. Monitor the need for continuation of services and/or change in the level of intensity of services
  9. Manage situations involving client risk and provide crisis services to help de-escalate crisis situations and promote stability
  10. Collaborate with client, family (if appropriate), and treatment team to develop treatment goals