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Outpatient- The Outpatient program gladly accepts Master’s level students who are interested in gaining hands on experience with youth and their families. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a rounded experience working in a mental health office setting. The student will have exposure to a variety of mental health diagnoses, individual and family therapy sessions, treatment planning, the documentation process, team building activities and other training opportunities. When available, students will also have the opportunity to help with special projects to enhance the clients, team and agency. This program has a 2 semester minimum, which can include a summer session. LINK TO APPLY

Full Service Schools-The Full Service Schools program gladly accepts Master’s level students who are interested in gaining hands on experience with youth and their families. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a rounded experience working in a mental health community setting. The student will have exposure to a variety of mental health diagnoses, individual and family therapy sessions, therapeutic and social service groups, treatment planning, the documentation process, team building activities and other training opportunities. When available, students will also have the opportunity to help with special projects to enhance the clients, team, agency and the Full Service Schools collaborating partners. This program has a practicum and 2 semester minimum, which can include a summer session. LINK TO APPLY

The program also accepts Bachelor’s level students who are interested in learning more about a collaborative approach to helping youth and their families. The student will have exposure to a variety of mental health services and assist therapists in the treatment of the students. Students will also have the opportunity to help with special projects to enhance the clients, team, agency and the Full Service Schools collaborating partners. This program accepts Bachelor level students for a Fall semester Internship only. LINK TO APPLY

Community Action Team- The CAT program gladly accepts Master’s level students who are interested in gaining hands on experience with youth and their families. Master’s level students will be able to work alongside the service coordinator and therapist to better understand the therapeutic process when engaging clients/families during individual or family sessions to include learning modalities and theories used to determine and guide treatment. This position also incorporates the chance to learn short term and long term crisis stabilization skills, a variety of child serving systems and gaining the ability to utilize strengths based perspective with clients and families that often have generational trauma, current trauma, substance abuse and academic issues that threaten their ability to remain in their current living environment. The student will also be exposed to a variety of mental health diagnoses, the documentation process, team building activities and other training opportunities. When available, students will also have the opportunity to help with special projects to enhance the clients, team and agency. This program accepts Master’s level students for a 2 semester minimum, including summer session. LINK TO APPLY

The CAT program also accepts Bachelor’s level students who are interested in learning more about a wraparound approach to helping youth and their families. Bachelor’s level students will be able to participate alongside a service coordinator in the mentoring and targeted case management components of this program. This combination position will allow a student to not only observe many different client and family scenarios and interventions used but through the mentoring service, get hands on experience with clients and families through mentoring activities. This internship will allow the student to work side by side with a service coordinator in the school, home and various community settings. The student will also be exposed to a variety of mental health diagnoses, the documentation process, team building activities and other training opportunities. When available, students will also have the opportunity to help with special projects to enhance the clients, team and agency. This program accepts Bachelor level students for 1 semester, 2 semester and summer session. LINK TO APPLY

Targeted Case Management- The Targeted Case Management program gladly accepts Bachelor’s level students who are interested in gaining hands on experience with youth and their families. Students will be given the opportunity to shadow targeted case managers in the home, school and community environments, including hospitals and crisis mental health stabilizing facilities. The student will also be exposed to a variety of mental health diagnoses, the documentation process, team building activities and other training opportunities. When available, students will also have the opportunity to help with special projects to enhance the clients, team and agency. This program accepts internships for 1 semester and summer sessions only. LINK TO APPLY