The Internship Program is divided into three distinct tracks, each of which has an outpatient placement at our Willard Street Outpatient Clinic in Quincy, MA and a secondary placement as described below. Each of the two placements are 20 hrs/week for the year.
1) The Adult Track has a primary placement working with adults in the outpatient clinic. The secondary placement includes half year rotations on both the inpatient and partial programs at McLean Hospital SouthEast (a private Psychiatric facility). See: https://www.mcleanhospital.org/treatment/adult-inpatient and https://www.mcleanhospital.org/treatment/mse-adult-partial-hospital-program
2)The Child/Adolescent Track has a primary outpatient placement working with children and adolescents, and a secondary placement at McLean Hospital SouthEast’s adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (https://www.mcleanhospital.org/treatment/adolescent-art) or at a therapeutic school (South Shore Educational Collaborative - http://www.ssec.org/).
3) The Early Childhood Track includes a primary placement working with young children (3-10 years) in the outpatient clinic and a secondary placement with our Step One Early Intervention Program treating infants and toddlers with developmental delays (from birth to 3 years). For more information: https://www.aspirehealthalliance.org/our-programs/for-children-families/early-intervention/
Additionally, interns complete a weekly shift for 2 months with our Crisis Team, which provides in-home, community, and hospital ER-based psychiatric evaluations, level of care determinations, and treatment to support and stabilize children, teens, and adults who are at risk of harming themselves or others.
All interns are required to complete a minimum of 5 testing batteries with integrated reports in order to graduate from the internship program. Projective testing experience (Rorschach training preferred) is preferred in all internship positions, but there is a greater emphasis on projective batteries at the McLean ART secondary placement.
Our supervisors encompass a wide range of theoretical orientations, with expertise in case conceptualization and integrative interventions drawing on psychodynamic, internal family systems (IFS), cognitive-behavioral, family systems, trauma-informed, attachment, and humanistic theories.
Please see our website for more information on all aspects of our internship program: https://www.aspirehealthalliance.org/internships/
In regards to COVID-19, our interns are currently working onsite for all rotations providing a combination of in-person and telehealth clinical services utilizing masks.