Internship Opportunities

Overview

The Center for Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety, LLC offers unpaid internships and practicum opportunities to qualified students who seek to gain experience working in specialty private practice settings. Each internship or practicum opportunity can be tailored to meet the needs of the student’s learning objectives. Our integrative, multidisciplinary team provides an exceptional opportunity for professional growth in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Training Philosophy

Our training program is based on the values inherent in the Practitioner-Scholar model. Scholar-practitioners bridge the gap between academia and the real world. Students apply research within their clinical practices in order to solve complex problems, pose innovative solutions, and utilize strategies that lead to meaningful and lasting change for clients.

Values

  • We believe in life-long learning and have a passion for developing a deep understanding of their profession and specialty.
  • We are deeply curious, driven, and committed to provide the best services to our clients and solve pressing problems within our field.
  • We have an innate desire to alleviate suffering and improve the human condition.
  • We are inspired by core values of social justice, equity and advocacy.
  • We deepen our knowledge and share our ideas with other professionals through open, transparent and humble dialogue, workshops, publications, and other events.
  • We recognize our careers are constantly evolving as we continue to learn, teach, and grow.

Undergraduate Level Internship

Undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing further education in mental health related fields are welcome to participate in a part-time internship experience with The Center for Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety, LLC in partnership with AE Counseling & Healing Services, LLC. Undergraduate interns are given opportunities to experience, under supervision, the diverse functions of a professional Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Training includes didactic seminars, scholarly research, outreach and consultation, and some exposure to clinical work through our seminars and workshops, retreats, and the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program. Undergraduate interns will also assist with administrative tasks such as scheduling, billing, event planning, seminar/workshop development, and will participate in all staff meetings and functions.

Master’s Level Practicum/Internship

The Center for Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety, LLC, in partnership with AE Counseling & Healing Services, LLC, offers training opportunities for graduate students from all mental health disciplines. We operate within a multidisciplinary framework and offer a cooperative and enthusiastic learning environment suitable for a vast array of developmental needs. Master’s level interns and practicum students will carry a clinical caseload with supervision, participate in workshops and seminars, and co-lead group therapy for direct clinical experience. Interns and practicum students will be afforded weekly individual and group supervision and participate in ongoing training. We recognize the importance of learning about the administrative and business roles that will be required to be effective, profitable clinicians in the “real world.” Therefore, our interns and practicum students are also provided opportunities to learn about building and sustaining a private practice (e.g., marketing, sales, outreach, scheduling, billing, event planning, and more).

Doctoral Level Practicum

The Center for Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety, LLC offers training opportunities for doctoral practicums under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Perry in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. We do not provide Internship placements at this time. Doctoral practicum students will gain competence in the following areas: ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional identity development, communication and interpersonal skills, assessment, intervention, supervision and consultation. Practicum students will carry an average caseload of 10-15 individual therapy clients per week, and have the opportunity to participate in group therapy, workshops/seminars, retreats, and supervision of other trainees. Practicum students will be afforded weekly individual and group supervision and participate in ongoing training. We recognize the importance of learning about the administrative and business roles that will be required to be effective, profitable clinicians in the “real world.” Therefore, our practicum students are also provided opportunities to learn about building and sustaining a private practice (e.g., marketing, sales, outreach, scheduling, billing, event planning, and more).

To Apply

For more information on establishing a practicum or internship placement with us, please contact Dr. Michelle Perry at Dr.Perry@CTSAtherapy.com.