Site Name: Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems
Interviews will be conducted over several days throughout the second and third week of January. Applicants will be notified by email and asked to select a morning or afternoon time slot. There will be a general overview of the internship program for the whole group. Individual interviews will be conducted with the Training Director, supervising psychologists and current interns and/or post-doctoral fellows.
Each resident intern will participate in 3 clinical rotations: Child/Adolescent, Substance Abuse, and Crisis Services. In addition to rotational experiences, the resident intern will maintain a caseload of 10 outpatient clients per week throughout the year and they will conduct an average of one forensic clinical assessment per month, including evaluations for Chester County Mental Health Court. Resident interns will also have an average of three psychological testing cases over the year. Other activities include completing a community service project and conducting two didactic seminars. The resident intern will function as a member of the interdisciplinary team, serving in multiple capacities depending on cases. Child/Adolescence: Resident intern functions may include, but are not limited to: Diagnostic Evaluations, individual sessions, family therapy sessions, and behavioral consultation. Resident interns will have the ability to inteact with other systems involved with the families including schools and juvenile probation. Resident interns may have the opportunity to attend IEP meetings and court hearings. Resident interns will also address psychosocial factors leading to truancy. Substance Abuse: Residents interns will spend their time in the Newark, Delaware office of Open Door, Inc., an affiliate of Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems. The focus of this rotation is to give resident interns the exposure to the provision of formal substance abuse treatment. Clients being seen out of this office may be attending outpatient therapy on an elective basis or may be court mandated, in particular as a result of a DUI conviction. Resident interns will provide individual and group therapy as clinically indicated. Substance Abuse assessments are another clinical service that will be offered. Crisis Services: Resident interns on this rotation will engage in telephonic crisis counseling to those in acute crisis; conduct crisis assessments for walk-in clients; and provide mobile crisis interventions to clients including crisis de-escalation, solution-focused interventions, and supportive counseling. Additional focus includes providing consultation and education to concerned family, school personnel, and other identified agents calling on a client’s behalf. Resident interns will also work in a Crisis Residential program conducting biopsychosocial assessments, groups, and individual sessions.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site
https://chimes.org/files/2019/09/Internship-Brochure-19-20.pdf or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.