Therapist Intern

Therapist – Intern

Reports to: Clinical Director

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Therapist Intern assesses and treats
individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including the abuse of alcohol,
tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis
intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.


  • Interning for master’s degree in social work, psychology, or another licensure-eligible field of study. BSW interns eligible to intern according to specific program duties/non-
  • • Current CPR certification (can be obtained upon hire)


  • Provide weekly individual, group, and psychoeducation and family therapy interventions
    to assist patients in meeting treatment goals

    • Engage patients quickly and build strong rapport with clients
    • Evaluate and assess individualized needs for treatment
    • Facilitate groups and contribute to group curriculum development
  • Conduct relevant clinical assessments, create treatment plans, and ensure patient
    compliance and progress to treatment plan
  • Collaborate with counselors, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment,
    drawing on social work experience and patient needs
  • Counsel or aid family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or
    supporting the client or patient
  • Modify treatment plans according to changes in patient status
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments and suicide screenings and utilize additional
    assessment tools as clinically indicated
  • Complete clinical documentation in a timely manner
  • Clinical documentation
    • Document notes and other patient information effectively to support patients’
      current level of care
    • Complete weekly updates evaluating treatment goals
    • Complete clinical progress notes within 24 hours after each session
  • Manage aftercare plans and discharge planning.
    • Collaborate with case manager to establish aftercare plans
    • Facilitate effective discharge planning to ensure patient success after treatment
  • Collaborate with family and referral sources
    • Work effectively with families and referral sources to create a system of care
    • All other duties as assigned


  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability,
    personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and
    the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and
    rehabilitation of mental dysfunctions, and guidance
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve, and resolve conflicts for
    individuals and groups
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative
    solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Select and use training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation
    when learning or teaching new things
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