Site Name: Youth Consultation Service
Department: YCS Institute
Half day interviews are scheduled on four separate dates. They will occur in January 2022. Interviews are from 9am - 1pm. The invitations for an interview are sent via email on or around 12/15/2021. We will try to accomodate date preferences but it is not guaranteed. There is an informal information session in the morning and then two individual interviews. After the interviews, applicants will have a confidential time to meet with current interns. There will be an informal lunch and brief tour (if in-person).
In-person and virtutal interview options will be finalized based on current pandemic realities.
The YCS Institute is currently offering 2 internship tracks: Institute (Early Childhood through age 13) and Bilingual Spanish (Child/Adolescent). Attachment/object relations/ developmental and/or family systems orientations are utilized in assessment and treatment. In the Institute track interns provide individual play therapy, parent consultation, family therapy, dyadic (parent-child) psychotherapy, and group therapy in our outpatient clinic with primarily urban, African American and Latinx children and families. The Bilingual Spanish track is designed for interns who are interested in working primarily with Latinx children and familes. This track will provide experience from infancy through adolescence and adulthood. In addition to providing outpatient services at their primary site, interns are also required to complete rotations. Therefore, treatment cases can span the ages from birth to adulthood. Similarly, assessment experiences may include work with individuals from birth to 21 years. Assessment batteries include measures of cognition, achievement, and personality functioning (Rorschach training is expected); infant assessment will be acquired. Individual and group supervisions are provided. Interns also participate in weekly didactic seminars and weekly case conferences. Opportunities for consultation projects with senior staff are available.
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The Institute track's major area of study is Early Childhood Mental Health. The majority of their cases are children ages 0-7, but up to age 13, and their caregivers. The Bilingual track's major area of study is multicultural therapy with a focus on Spanish-speaking children ages 0-21 and their families.
Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.