Internship Opportunities

Massachusetts

Northeast Family Services works diligently to create learning opportunities for all interns, and support & train interns to ensure that each intern is receiving a well-rounded experience.  If you are a second-year master’s level student, you qualify for an internship as an In-Home Clinical intern doing In Home Therapy.  Furthermore, there may be opportunity to have outpatient clients; this is discussed with your internship supervisor.  If you are looking for a first-year master’s level internship, you qualify for an internship as a Therapeutic Training and Support and/or Therapeutic Mentor.  

 

The In-Home Therapy (IHT) Program is designed to provide behavioral health services to families and children in order to improve functioning and prevent the need for other more restrictive levels of care. The In-Home Therapy team is composed of a master's level In-Home Therapist and a Therapeutic Training a Support paraprofessional that work with a family or a subsect of a family with the identified youth. In-Home Therapy is a strength-based service to help improve the family and youth’s functioning in the home and community.  

 

As an In-Home Therapy Clinical Intern, some items you will learn/experience are: 

  • Compose, implement, and update treatment plans 

  • Implement interventions in therapeutic sessions, such as mindfulness, CBT techniques, parenting strategies, coping skills use, emotion regulation and crisis intervention 

  • Compose and update comprehensive assessments 

  • Safety plan with youth and families 

  • Collaborate with collaterals, such as school personnel, outpatient therapist, lawyers, probation officers, Intensive Care Coordinators, medication prescribers, Emergency Services personnel 

  • Complete and update Child Adolescents and Needs Strengths (CANS) Tool 

 

As a Therapeutic Training & Support Intern, some items you will learn/experience are:  

  • Implement treatment plans and interventions in therapeutic sessions, such as practice coping skills & emotion regulation with youth, connect family/youth to community activities & resources and support caregivers with following through on parenting strategies.  

  • Collaborate with the In-Home Therapy Clinician regarding sessions and treatment 

  • Collaborate with collaterals, such as school personnel, outpatient therapist, lawyers, probation officers, Intensive Care Coordinators, medication prescribers, Emergency Services personnel 

 

The Therapeutic Mentoring Program provides support to children at risk for other more restrictive levels of care by supporting the treatment plan of In-Home Therapy, Intensive Care Coordination, or Outpatient Therapy. The therapeutic mentor brings the youth out in the community for up to 3 hours per week to work on different skills, such as social skills, emotion regulation and transition to adulthood skills. 

 

As a Therapeutic Mentor Intern, some items you will learn/experience are:  

  • Provide guidance and support to youth in the community around skills such as social skills, emotion regulation and transition to adulthood skills 

  • Create Therapeutic Mentor lesson plans from goals that were created by the clinician working with the youth 

  • Collaborate with collaterals, such as school personnel, outpatient therapist, lawyers, probation officers, Intensive Care Coordinators, medication prescribers, Emergency Services personnel 

 

Intern Expectations:  

  • Complete notes weekly   

  • Complete and update clinical documentation per Northeast Family Services and program specifications 

  • Attend 1 hour of individual supervision weekly  

  • Attend 1 hour of group supervision weekly  

  • Have a reliable car 

  • Ability to go into a family’s home independently 

  • Attend staff meetings  

  • Attend trainings (if outside of group supervision) 

 

What To Expect After Completing the Application:  

The information you input into the application will be reviewed by the Program Director of Internship and Training, who will reach out via email to schedule an interview via zoom. During this interview, the PD of Internship and Training will explain the role and expectations in more depth and gather what you are looking for in an internship.   

Internship Application

Massachusetts

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