The CSUSM SHCS internship is based on the practitioner-scholar model. The program values experiential learning with formal supervision as well as informal opportunities to consult with staff as needed. The internship program also values research and critical thinking skills, and interns are encouraged to integrate recent research into their work and to learn about and employ evidenced based treatments. The training program also values collaboration and consultation, and interns are invited and encouraged to foster collaborative relationships with all members of the staff and the university community.
In addition to minimum requirements stated in the online profile, the following preferred qualifications are taken into consideration when reviewing applications:
1) interest in and experience working in a university/college counseling center setting
2)interest in and experience providing short term, couple, group therapy, outreach, and consultation
3) interest in and experience providing crisis intervention and management
4) strong interest in and commitment to multiculturalism/diversity as well as experience in working with diverse clients
5) strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
6) strong written and oral communication skills
7) testing and assessment experience, some experience administering, scoring, and interpreting the Rorschach preferred.
While our training program has structure, it maintains enough flexibility to be customized to the needs of individual interns. You will be asked to develop a list of goals that you would like to accomplish during the internship program. Your supervisor will give you feedback as to the practicality of the goals, and will help monitor your progress toward accomplishing the goals each semester.
The CSUSM SCHS training program focuses on the following areas of professional skill development and competence: 1.Generalist Clinical Practice; 2. Providing Brief, Time-limited Therapy; 3. Multicultural Counseling and Working with Diverse Populations; 4. Crisis Intervention; 5. Providing Outreach and Consultation; 6. Professional Development Issues and Processes
The specific program goals include achievement of intermediate to advanced skill level on the following competency areas:
Competency area 1: Research
Competency area 2: Individual and Cultural Diversity
Competency area 3: Legal and Ethical Standards
Competency area 4: Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills
Competency area 5: Professional Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors
Competency area 6: Supervision
Competency area 7: Assessment
Competency area 8: Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Competency area 9: Intervention
Please see our website for a more detailed description of our program: https://www.csusm.edu/counseling/internship/index.html