Internship opportunities at NewPath Mental Health Services
In selecting interns for NewPath, we look for individuals who are teachable, open to learning, and able to receive feedback about growth and strength areas. NewPath also seeks individuals who are responsible and organized, able to follow through with tasks, have the ability to take initiative, and are mature and professional.
Candidates should have completed an ethic course or be enrolled in an ethics course during internship. Interns participate in staff case consultation meetings twice a month, as well as continuing education seminars once a month and need to be able to interact with staff therapists in a collegial and active manner. Additionally, many of our clients seek services at NewPath in order to have mental health care that, in varied ways, incorporates their religious beliefs; therefore, it’s important that interns at NewPath are comfortable with and open to addressing faith-related concerns with clients.
NewPath has positions for two interns per academic year (approximately fall to spring). We offer doctoral and masters level clinical internships (or practicums) for marriage and family therapy, social work, and counseling psychology students.
Both interns we select will have two primary roles at NewPath. First, each of our interns will be involved in our Restoration Project (RP) program (working with men who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviors) conducting group and individual therapy (see https://www.newpathmhs.com/restoration-project). Second, each of our interns will work with non-RP (generalist) clients presenting with a variety of mental health issues (depression, anxiety, adjustment, family concerns, identity, etc) in modalities such as individual, family, couples and group therapy.
Clinical internship opportunities include:
· 9-10 months commitment to internship (typically late August-May) or 12 months commitment to internship (depending on academic requirements)
· 20 hours a week (which include: clinical therapy, shadowing/co-therapy, facilitating group therapy, administrative hours, and supervision and case management)
· Working with a range of clients of varied ages (children, teenagers, and adults)
· Working with a number of presenting issues (anxiety, abuse, depression, adjustment, family conflict, and trauma, among others)
· Group and individual therapy for men who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviors (refer to the Restoration Project page for more information about this program)
· Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to be available for at least one evening per week (4 pm – 7 pm)
Application Process and Timeline:
Applications for the internship positions will be accepted until the second week of March (Friday March 13, 2020). In-person interviews will be held in our Golden Valley offices during late March. Decisions will be made the mid-April and applicants will be notified if they will be offered a position by the end of April.
All interns will go through approximately 2 days of training and orientation before their start date.
To apply, please submit the following to Julia Kidwell, PhD., LP firstname.lastname@example.org:
· Current Vita or Resume
· Cover Letter detailing why you would be a match for an internship at NewPath
· Three References familiar with your academic or clinical work