INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY - FTIP

The Family Trauma Intervention Program is a therapeutic, home-based program that serves children and their families impacted by trauma, domestic violence, and grief-related issues such as child fatalities, community violence, and other traumatic incidents. Intensive, ongoing individual and/or family counseling is provided for children and the non-offending parent, depending on the family’s needs.  Additionally, clients with case management needs are linked with appropriate community resources to ensure that their concrete needs are met.  Our team consists of Master’s level clinicians and experienced case managers who partner with families to promote healing.

Therapy Interns:

What a therapy intern can expect from an internship placement in FTIP:

  • Shadow and observe home and community-based therapy sessions.
  • When deemed ready, carry a caseload of 1-3 children and families, providing child-focused therapy services.
  • Producing progress notes, treatment summaries, and all other clinically relevant, and agency required paperwork, statistics, and funder documentation.
  • Training in play therapy, family systems work, Infant Mental Health, child welfare systems.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, and community professionals.
  • Provide therapeutically relevant assistance for concrete needs.
  • Use session recordings in individual supervision for professional development, and assessment skill development.
  • Participate as an active member of the clinical team, and weekly clinical group supervision/case presentations.
  • Weekly, reflective supervision aimed to support client best practice, and professional development.

Therapy Intern Candidate Requirements:

Due to the significant intensity of clinical needs of children and families impacted by significant trauma, it is expected that interns for this program will demonstrate excellent clinical skills, desire for child and family training, and capacity to grow through reflection, use of supervision, participation in trainings and with families. The best fit for this internship opportunity will involve students that have:

  • Currently enrolled in a clinically focused Master’s or Doctoral Degree program (or looking for post-degree licensure hours).
  • An interest in child & family work.
  • An interest in trauma, loss, attachment and maltreatment.
  • Demonstrated capacity for excellent clinical skill.
  • The ability and desire to work autonomously.
  • The expectation of a rigorous internship placement.
  • The ability to maintain an internship that is a minimum of 10 months in length, with availability through most of Semester breaks.
  • Willingness to do home-based work.
  • Have access to a car, and the ability to drive to home-based work for the duration of the internship.
  • Are committed to the criticalness of a trauma-informed lens.
  • Are committed to deepening understanding of power, privilege, poverty and inter-sectionality as it pertains to one’s work in the field.
  • A commitment for increasing self-reflection, and clinical skill building.
  • A schedule that allows matches program hours, and aligns with weekly group supervision.

Case Management Interns:

What a case management intern can expect from an internship placement in FTIP:

  • Shadow, observe and assist in home and community-based casework services.
  • When deemed ready, have the responsibility for providing casework services, autonomously, including support for concrete needs, community outreach and collaboration, service linkage, and safety assessment.
  • Producing progress notes, treatment summaries, and all other relevant, and agency required paperwork, statistics, and funder documentation.
  • Experiential training in case work support techniques, assessment and intervention.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, and community professionals.
  • Participate as an active member of the team, and weekly clinical group supervision/case presentations.
  • Weekly, reflective supervision aimed to support client best practice, and professional development.

Case Management Intern Candidate Requirements:

Due to the significant intensity of clinical needs of children and families impacted by significant trauma, it is expected that interns for this program will demonstrate excellent clinical skills, desire for child and family training, and capacity to grow through reflection, use of supervision, participation in trainings and with families. The best fit for this internship opportunity will involve students that have:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program, typically an MSW program.
  • An interest in child & parent case work.
  • An interest in trauma, loss, attachment and maltreatment.
  • Demonstrated capacity for excellent, empathic, professional relationship skills.
  • The ability and desire to work autonomously.
  • The expectation of rigorous internship placement.
  • The ability to maintain an internship that is a minimum of 10 months in length, with availability through most of Semester breaks.
  • Willingness to do home based work.
  • Have access to a car, and the ability to drive to home-based work for the duration of the internship.
  • Are committed to the criticalness of a trauma-informed lens.
  • Are committed to deepening understanding of power, privilege, poverty and inter-sectionality as it pertains to one’s work in the field.
  • A commitment for increasing self-reflection, and casework skill building.
  • A schedule that allows matches program hours, and aligns with weekly group supervision.