The Mind Therapy Internship Training in Clinical Psychology prepares interns to relate to clients and the community in constructive, positive, and effective ways and to utilize an integrated approach to therapy. Interns are trained by clinicians, who specialize in areas of treatment such as severe mental illness, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, addiction and trauma, to work effectively as team members in providing comprehensive and integrated care.
Clinical Psychology Setting
Individual and Collaborative Therapy in Adult Outpatient Clinic
The Mind Therapy Clinic provides outpatient therapy to clients with variety of symptoms including those struggling with mood disorders and relationship issues. The training program provides an opportunity for interns to conduct individual therapy in collaboration with other involved psychiatrists, group therapists and outside experts and specialists.
Group Therapy Facilitation in Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
The clinic’s IOP serves clients requiring higher level of care. Common diagnoses include: psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma-related disorders, severe depression and anxiety, as well as co-occurring personality disorders. Substance and alcohol use disorders and various forms of addiction are also very common.
PHP services are available to clients requiring the highest level of care outside of residential treatment. These individuals often struggle with severe trauma, suicidality and addiction in addition to other diagnoses.
Intern training in group therapy facilitation includes:
- Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy
- Acceptance & Commitment Group Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior/STAIR Group Therapy
- Experiential/Psychodrama Group Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy in Nature
- Self-Compassion Around Trauma Group Therapy
- Addiction-focused Group Therapies
- Process-oriented Group Therapies
Development of Treatment Approaches
Interns will learn the skills to plan and manage appropriate treatment including:
- Adjusting treatment based on the level of care required
- Referring clients to specialists
- Assessing suicidality and managing crises
- Making accurate diagnoses by reviewing
Case Management Training
Providing case management to IOP and PHP clients is a necessary component in the training. Interns are responsible for collaborating with primary therapists in case management and skills training to aid clients in managing daily living activities.
Clinical Training Experience
The Mind Therapy Internship Training in Clinical Psychology prepares interns to relate to clients and the community in constructive, positive, and effective ways and to utilize an integrated approach to therapy. The clinic provides Individual Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Personal Case Managers, Psychiatric Medication Management, Neurofeedback and Group Therapy. The trainees will be able to train in specialties and implement practical and flexible interventions that are informed by and tailored to the unique needs of each client.
Mind Therapy Clinic, a behavioral health-focused treatment facility, is one of the few clinics that focuses on the underlying problems that drive addiction. Although the majority of the clients present with co-occurring substance and alcohol use disorders, the clinic serves the entire spectrum of emotional and psychologically disordered individuals.
The clinic offers services at the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) levels, allowing interns to access a variety of care levels needed for effective treatment. This promotes interdisciplinary collaboration with a multi-disciplinary network of providers. Interns work actively with nurse practitioners, case managers, psychiatrists, therapists and outside resources such as rehabilitation centers, sober living environments (SLEs), other psychotherapists as well as insurance companies to develop, execute and maintain treatment plans and therapy.
Interns also participate in weekly case conference and didactic trainings and receive group and individual supervision.
They will also have the opportunity to learn about neurofeedback and referenced-EEG (rEEG), the first clinically useful technologies for guiding medication treatment based on identified brain abnormalities.
The clinical, case management and skills training caseloads will gradually increase, and interns will lead and co-lead at least two psychotherapy groups per week. Interns will also engage in Utilization Reviews as needed.
A certificate of completion is granted upon fulfillment of the program