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CLARE Foundation
1002 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
Posted: March 24 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 4 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

CLARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing effective and compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families, and the community.
As a well-respected leader in substance abuse rehabilitation, CLARE is one of the most successful treatment facilities in Los Angeles County. With over 40 years of providing compassionate and affordable residential and outpatient treatment for men and women, our social model approach produces positive results using the most current research and evidence-based practices.
Understanding different clients have different needs, CLARE is well equipped to handle the toughest addiction problems. Our newly renovated and fully furnished facilities offer a safe and supportive living environment where our residential clients participate in meal preparation and community activities as a way to rebuild their independence and responsibility. Mental and physical assessment, one-on-one and group counseling support, Drug Court and DUI programs, and social service referrals are also available for our outpatient clients.
While going through treatment is never easy, our well-trained staff of dedicated professionals provides personalized attention to help ensure a positive and long-lasting recovery experience including support beyond graduation from our program. It's the kind of compassion and commitment that makes CLARE the first choice for those who are serious about their recovery.


Responsibilities

MFT Internship (Un-paid)
CLARE Foundation is actively seeking registered MFT interns. In consultation with fellow interns and staff members, interns will utilize a variety of theoretical orientations (including CBT and family systems) to facilitate individual therapy and psycho-educational group sessions to men and women with substance abuse and mental health problems. Comprehensive treatment at CLARE addresses all issues affected by addiction including the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of the individual and family. CLARE utilizes an integrated multi-disciplinary approach, applying evidence-based practices and values the 12-Step principles: the need for a community; the responsibility of the individual; peer support; and willingness to change. Responsibilities include evaluating the needs of clients and developing treatment plans. Treatment plans are designed with the individual in mind, and focus on their strengths, needs, and aspirations. The therapist maintains accurate detailed observation and progress records, adhering to laws regarding confidentiality and reporting requirements. Areas of training include: Case Presentation & Case Conceptualization, Co-Occurring Disorders, Crisis Management, Diagnostic Criteria, Discharge/Aftercare, Outpatient Services, Residential Services, Substance Abuse and Treatment, Trauma/PTSD.

Requirements

Candidates must have completed an accredited MFT program and be registered with the BBS. Candidates should be proactive and have strong written and verbal skills and ability to commit to 20 hours per week (2-3 days/week) for a minimum of 9 months. Candidates must be able to work within CLARE’s Mental Health Program hours of operation (Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm). Experience with or interest in alcohol and drug education and/or substance abuse related services desired. CLARE offers FREE 2-hour group supervision and CE training opportunities. Interns who pass an initial interview must provide proof of current TB test and CPR/First Aid Certification. Prior to hire, all interns must complete Live Scan fingerprinting and provide individual malpractice insurance. Interns are responsible for all fees associated with the above requirements. If accepted, interns will complete a comprehensive onboarding training and orientation.

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