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Mental Health Practicum and Alcohol and Drug Counseling Internship Opportunities

Pride Institute is excited to work with students and new professionals. If you are a student in an alcohol and drug counseling training program or a graduate student in psychology, counseling, social work or marriage and family therapy, please be aware of the following:

Mental Health Practicum Students Expectations

  • Must be available a minimum of 20 hours per week, including at least one weekend per month
  • Must be enrolled in a master’s degree program
  • Maintain a caseload of six to eight patients
  • Co-facilitate and facilitate one to two groups per week
  • Observe CD groups
  • Conduct mental health consultations
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Participate actively during case consultation
  • Attend staffing, supervision and group supervision meetings
  • Demonstrate professionalism in their conduct
  • Discuss theoretical issues, diagnostic and assessment concerns, clinical technique, therapeutic process, personal reactions and countertransferential concerns as well as other topics relevant to case material or professional development
  • Complete documentation in a timely and professional manner in accordance with facility requirements, statutes and ethics boards
  • Integrate feedback in a timely manner; demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn
  • Participate in a collaborative work environment
  • Conduct themselves in a manner required by the code of conduct of Pride Institute, Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, the American Counseling Association and other regulatory boards

Please note: We do not accept social work students or doctoral candidates

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Internship Students Expectations

  • Residential — Must be available for at least 28 hours per week, four days per week between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm as well as one weekend per month
  • IOP — Must be available at least 28 hours per week, four weekdays per week including some evening hours
  • Facilitate one to two psychoeducational groups per week
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Facilitate small process group one time per week
  • Maintain a caseload of two to three clients
  • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary staff meetings
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals
  • Participate in case management activities
  • Actively participate in individual and group supervision
  • Facilitate individual counseling sessions
  • Complete documentation, including weekly progress notes and weekly treatment plan reviews
  • Utilize the ASAM dimensions and DSM 5 for assessment and diagnosing
  • Demonstrate professionalism in their conduct
  • Perform all core functions of addiction counseling

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Pride Institute Human Resources Department
[email protected]

Positions fill quickly, so it is recommended that you apply for an internship or practicum at least one semester prior to the start of your desired internship or practicum start date.

Career interviews – We receive many requests from students for interviews for career counseling and development classes. If you want to interview one of our counselors, please contact us. We will send your request to our counseling team for review.

  • Please note that we receive multiple requests each week, and it’s best to submit a request several weeks prior to your due date and to provide this information in the email.

Multicultural class projects and interviews – if you are interested in a tour of Pride Institute and general information on our programming, we’d love to connect with you! Contact our business development team to set up a tour.

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