The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation/Hazelden has been saving lives and restoring families from addiction for more than 70 years. We offer every patient the best chance of lifelong recovery. The training program is part of the mental health department within a residential addiction treatment facility treating co-occurring disorders. The mental health department provides treatment to individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, focusing on mental health symptoms and disorders which may affect individuals' ability to maintain sobriety and stability in order to engage in active recovery. Interested applicants are not required to have previous experience working with substance use disorders. Rather, this training program is seeking applicants ultimately who share an interest in gaining education, training, and experience with a wide range of general and wide ranging clinical presentations including co-occurring disorders. The internship program focuses on training doctoral interns to be generalist health service psychologists able to work in a variety of settings, including addiction treatment centers, with skills to treat a wide range of symptom presentations.
The program is offered at the Center City location serving adults, and the Plymouth location designed to serve adolescents and young adults. Both the adult and adolescent/young adult tracks provide the opportunity for trainees to experience rotations on treatment units. Each rotation includes experience in consultation with a multidisciplinary team, diagnostic assessment, risk assessment and crisis intervention, individual therapy, and group therapy. The additional opportunity for training in treatment of health care professionals as a rotation may be available in the adult track. Interested applicants apply for the location/track they are most interested in. Applicants may apply to be considered for both tracks or just one. Ultimately, the doctoral intern will be assigned to the site/track matched with in the formal match process.
We would like to underline that there are opportunities for doctoral interns to further develop self-awareness, cultural sensitivity and humility and utilize their cultural knowledge in clinical practice in our program. We value this work being done at the training program, the mental health department, the site, and the organizational levels as we have developed programming to promote growth in the training program all the way up to to the work being done by the national HBFF DEI committee. The internship training supervisors are dedicated to providing multiculturally-appropriate supervision and bringing diversity and equity into the supervision experience. We welcome diverse perspectives on our team and strive to be inclusive.
Note that over the past 10 years, 60% of our interns continued training at HBFF as postdocs at one of our Minnesota locations (Center City, Plymouth, or St. Paul) or in Newberg, OR. Over 50% of our interns and postdocs became employees of HBFF at one of our locations around the country.
There are two match numbers for our internship program, corresponding to the two training tracks. Applicants may apply to one or both tracks. PLEASE SPECIFY IN YOUR MATERIALS WHICH TRACK(S) YOU ARE APPLYING TO. The track match numbers are:
- 166012 Adolescent/Young Adult Track (Plymouth location, treating patients ages 12 to 25 years)
- 166013 Adult Track (Center City location, treating patients 18+)
See our website which includes a brochure and training manual with detailed information about Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and our internship training program.