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Internship-School Based (los altos)

Adolescent Counseling Services

compensation: Stipend
employment type: contract
job title: Internship- School Based
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) offers a clinical psychology internship to individuals who have completed their graduate program in clinical psychology, counseling or social work.

This is a Paid (Fee Split) Internship. Internship Program requires 18 to 20 hours per week.
ACS Clinical Internship Program is an organized training program designed to provide interns with a planned and programmed sequence of training experiences. The Program places Interns in one of three distinct outpatient Programs: The Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program, The Community Counseling Program (CCP), and Outlet Program (Support services to LGBTTQ Youths and their families).

This internship is open to students who meet the requirements outlined below. Interns must have a strong interest in working with clientele of varied economic and cultural backgrounds, who present with a wide range of pathologies that are treatable in an outpatient setting. These include not only a wide range of disorders but also a range of condition severity and individual functioning.

The program offers an opportunity for clinical experience in psychotherapy for adolescents and young adults (age 10 to 25) and their families. The amount of experience in any given population depends both upon the availability of clients and the clinical expertise of the individual supervisors. Additional opportunities in co-leading group psychotherapy and in co-presenting psycho-educational workshops may also be available.

This training program is intended to be the continuation of the academic preparation of graduate students in clinical psychology. Its purpose is to increase the development of clinical assessment, treatment, and consultation skills, while utilizing knowledge of theory and research. In this approach, the preparation of a professional psych includes a continuous integration of theory, research, and practice with each of these sources informing the others. Its purpose is to both assure the breadth and quality of the intern’s academic training, and to serve the community by providing clinical services, community consultation, and community education, regardless of the client’s ability to pay.

Requirements of Interns
Upon offer of an internship opportunity, all prospective interns must sign a contractual agreement to fulfill the following internship requirements:

1. Participate in the program for 1,000 hours for 50 weeks of the year: Interns must log an average of 20 hours per week
2. Provide a minimum of 10 hours of individual psychotherapy services each week
3. Each week, work one four hour shift of intake services and related duties
4. Each week, work either one or two evenings (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) or Saturday
5. Attend all scheduled internship seminars, including the agency-wide and targeted seminars, group supervision group, and individual supervision sessions

Application Requirements
* Registered Interns in the State of California
* Interest in community mental health
* Clinical practicum plus courses in personality theory, psychodiagnostics, psychopathology, psychotherapy, family systems theory, and psychopharmacology
* Understanding and/or experience with chemical dependency treatment models
* Strong cultural knowledge of working with LGBTQQ+ youth, and specifically Transgender and gender expansive youth

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume via email or mail to Erin Carlson-Jones, LVSW
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