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Position Opening : Graduate-Level Child & Adolescent Mental Health Internship (Elk River)

Position: Graduate-Level Child & Adolescent Mental Health Internship (Elk River)
Program Name:Catholic Charities Day Programs - Child And Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program/Day Treatment
Location:Catholic Charities, 508 Freeport Avenue NW, Suite D, Elk River, MN 55330
Job Summary:Catholic Charities IOP/Day Treatment Program is a well-established children’s mental health program located in the community of Elk River, MN -- a satellite program to the larger Catholic Charities Day Programs located in St. Cloud, MN. We serve children ages 6-17 and their families, providing a range of intensive therapeutic services.  Eligible children are identified as meeting medical necessity for this level of care based on their mental health diagnoses and their level of impairment in home, school and community settings. 
Services provided include:  Group psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy, group skills training (social skills, coping skills, self-regulation, leisure, recreation/large motor), family psychotherapy, case management and transition services.
Internship Summary: Graduate-Level interns will facilitate and co-facilitate group psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy, clinical skills groups and social/coping skills groups for various age groups.  Interns carry a small caseload of clients and provide individual therapy on a weekly basis.  Marriage and Family interns will participate in facilitating and co-facilitating therapy to families on site and in-home.  All interns will have opportunities to participate in treatment plan reviews/progress meetings and diagnostic assessments with families.  Academic progress meetings may also be attended when available.  Graduate-level interns will administer assessments/inventories and complete daily progress/billing notes, participate in weekly treatment goal reviews and biweekly team meetings. Interns will gain experience writing treatment plans and other clinical documents requiring formulation of clinical impression.   
This site will provide interns with the following learning opportunity:
  • Participation in a highly structured mental health program serving youth and families.
  • Experience working with diverse groups of children with complex mental health needs.
  • Facilitation of therapy groups, individual therapy and skills training using evidence-based curriculum and activities.
  • Experience in a team-intensive setting engaged in continual collaboration and consultation in the best interest of children and families.
Duration:  Internship opportunities are available year-round. Internship length depends on college requirements.
Stipend:  There is no stipend available for this position.
Responsibilities:Job Summary: Graduate-Level interns facilitate/co-facilitate group psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy, clinical skills groups and social skills groups for various age groups.  Interns carry a small caseload of clients and provide individual therapy on a weekly basis and crisis intervention as needed.  Interns may have the option to engage with client families who are participating with in-home family therapy services through the program, but also will have the opportunity to interact with families and the treatment/academic teams during individual treatment plan reviews/progress updates, and during initial and annual diagnostic interviews/assessments.  Graduate-level interns will also conduct diagnostic interviews, administer assessments/inventories and complete written daily, weekly and quarterly clinical updates, including daily progress notes, weekly goal reviews, and quarterly treatment plan updates along with the development of initial treatment plans for new clients. Interns may also assist in writing portions of the comprehensive diagnostic assessments. 

Clinical team meetings occur bi-weekly with all clinical team members attending.  Interns are also expected to attend these meetings.  Individual and dyadic supervision occur weekly for all staff members and interns.
Hours:Term is the full school year; Minimum hours per week 20 600-700 total hours
Education:In a Human Services Graduate program
Duration:School year (Sept. - May)
Application Forms and Required Info:
To apply: Interested candidates can contact the clinical supervisor listed above to inquire about the position.  Resumes can be mailed or emailed to the addresses above.   A Catholic Charities internship application will be required along with the candidate’s graduate program internship documentation requirements with criminal backgrounds checks as part of the application process. Application can be found on "Application Process" tab.
Person to Contact:Phone Number:  763-441-1578 ext. 7
Contact Person:  Sheila A Selinsky, MA, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor
Mailing Address:  Catholic Charities, 508 Freeport Avenue NW, Suite D, Elk River, MN 55330
Email address of contact person:  sselinsky@ccstcloud.org
Website address:  www.ccstcloud.org