Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern

internship - full time, unpaid

Brattleboro Retreat
Brattleboro, VT
Closed
Posted 48 Days ago
Brattleboro Retreat
Brattleboro, VT
internship - full time, unpaid
Posted 48 Days ago
Closed

Description

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern New Position Internal Position Psychology Training Program Temporary � Shift Varies � Varies Job Details Psychology Internship Program Structure and the Intern Experience The Brattleboro Retreat Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program offers one-year, full-time internships beginning the first week of July. Interns are expected to complete two-thousand (2,000) hours of training during the year and achieve the goals and objectives of the internship program (see Goals and Objectives), to abide by the APA Code of Ethics, the requirements of the Brattleboro Retreat Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program training program, and the policies and procedures of their employer, the Brattleboro Retreat. The Internship program is designed to provide an immersive experience in providing psychological services in inpatient and outpatient health care settings. In both settings, interns work as part of an integrated team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, nurses, and mental health workers. Many patients present with co-occurring disorders (i.e., mental health and substance use). Interns provide assessments, brief, short-term and long-term therapy, and group facilitation. Much of the work is team-based. Interns may select either an inpatient or outpatient health care setting as their primary rotation in which a majority of their time (at least 50%) is spent working. There are four (4) internships available: two (2) inpatient and two (2) outpatient. Outpatient work consists mostly of providing psychological services in the Retreat's partial hospitalization programs, the Uniformed Service Program and the Birches Program. Interns spend six (6) months in each program where they gain experience in group facilitation, case management, and individual assessment and treatment. Also, interns gain experience in facilitating groups in the various inpatient programs at the Retreat. Interns selecting the inpatient health care setting as their primary rotation will also gain experience in group facilitation, case management, and individual assessment and treatment. The Retreat has several adult inpatient programs where interns provide psychological services: Adult Intensive, Emerging Adult, and Adult Inpatient. Patients in these programs are dealing with a wide range of issues including alcohol and drug detoxification, co-occurring disorders, episodes of acute psychiatric distress, and long-term psychological conditions. The primary treatment model is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) employed in group format. Besides primary work in the Retreat's inpatient or partial hospitalization programs, interns carry for the duration of their internship a small, individual therapy caseload, which is typically one or two patients with psychological and sometimes medical (i.e., behavioral medicine) conditions. Interns are expected to have prior experience conducting intake assessments (e.g., biopsychosocial history, suicide risk assessment, substance use assessment) and are required to conduct regular intake assessments throughout the year. For all inpatient and outpatient health care rotations, the internship program provides training in a range of approaches to assessment and intervention including cognitive and behavioral therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, stages of change, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. The program consists of individual and group psychotherapy, and assessment at a minimum of twelve (12) hours each week. It provides regular structured learning activities including case conferences, seminars on clinical issues, group supervision, program development, and other didactic activities. The program provides at least four (4) hours total in structured learning activities on issues related to cultural diversity and four (4) hours per week of supervision. There will be a stipend of $24,000 annually. Benefits include 22 days of paid vacation, medical, or personal time, including paid time off on seven holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Interns typically begin the first week in July, andfinish on the last week in June. The internship includes optional medical and life insurance benefits forwhich the internpays a share of the premium. Included in the internship is malpractice liability coverage. Each intern has an individual office space with a personal computer linked to the Retreat's network. Athletic facilities are available on site. The Retreat offers APA approved continuing education opportunities for professional development. There is a Fall and Spring Conference Series of which interns are allowed and encouraged to attend three conferences in the fall and the spring. Interns may also receive approval for participation in other professional psychology conferences, dissertation defense, and postdoctoral job interviews. *

Skills

psychotherapy, mental health, treatment, clinical psychology, psychological testing, behavioral health, therapists, program development, interventions, case management, healthcare, psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, training

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