Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. is a Rule 29 mental health clinic that offers a wide variety of services including outpatient therapy, group therapy, psychological testing, adult day treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, chemical dependency treatment and groups, sessions with a nutritionist, psychiatric services, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, and home-based family therapy. There are a number of Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. clinics in Minnesota. Each clinic mirrors the other and provides the above listed services to individuals of all ages, gender, ethnicity, and spiritual background.
The goal of Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. internship training program is to provide interns with opportunities to learn about and implement a variety of clinical psychological services. The internship will consist of opportunities to gain experience in the area of psychological assessment and intervention.
One goal that this internship focuses on is learning about and implementing a clinical psychological evaluation, including conducting new patient diagnostic assessment interviews with a variety of clients from the ages of 6 and up, evaluating clients using a variety of psychological assessment tools, creating comprehensive psychological evaluation reports, sharing psychological evaluation results and recommendations with clients, and making appropriate recommendations and referrals based on the client’s unique issues. The objective is to give interns experience and knowledge in the area of psychological evaluations that implement the use of clinical interviews and a variety of psychological assessment tools that help with clarifying and diagnosing mental health disorders and personality disorders, help with assessing cognitive ability and adaptive functioning, evaluate for the presence of attention and learning disorders, screen for possible cognitive or memory impairment, evaluate for pervasive developmental disorders, assess for ability to emotionally deal with surgery, and help in identifying any possible emotional or behavioral issues.
NAL also offers individual and possible group psychotherapy for individuals struggling with a variety of issues including anger management, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, and more. NAL mental health professionals are committed to meet with individuals to best serve a wide variety of populations and diagnoses. Our goal is to meet individuals where they are in their own journey, valuing their individual strengths, viewpoints, and challenges. We work together with the individual, child and family to find the paths that lead to the most successful outcomes. Group therapy provides individuals with a peer support system that allows them the opportunity to share and discuss issues with those going through similar situations themselves, all the while being directed and led by a highly qualified mental health professional. Another goal of the internship is to provide the interns with the opportunity to provide interventions on an individual basis in a therapeutic session. Interns will work with children, adolescents, and adults in providing psychotherapy and creating treatment plans that best meet the client’s area of need and concern. Interns will have opportunities to observe and shadow a therapist in a psychotherapy session and have clients of their own that they see regularly for individual psychotherapy sessions. Each psychotherapy client will have an initial new patient diagnostic assessment (intake interview) followed by regularly scheduled weekly individual psychotherapy sessions. In addition, to individual therapy experience, interns will be given the opportunity to learn about the process for co-leading and/or creating a group therapy experience, as well as possibly co-facilitating a new group and/or other already created groups with other interns and licensed mental health professionals.
An additional goal of this internship is to provide the interns with a breadth of opportunities to learn about all of the services offered at Nystrom & Associates, Ltd., observe sessions related to these services, consult with other healthcare professionals, and to learn about a number of healthcare services that can be helpful to continue the client’s care and meet their needs. Other goals of this internship experience are to provide opportunities for clinical case consultation, clinical supervision, socialization with other mental health professionals and interns, and to provide an opportunity for frequent clinical didactic trainings on a variety of mental health topics.
For more information, or to obtain a copy of the internship handbook, contact Heather Bodurtha at email@example.com.