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Marriage and Family Therapy Job Detail:

INTERNSHIP: Master's level
People Inc
Minneapolis, MN     
Job Description:

People Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area. Founded in 1969, we now operate more than 60 programs including children's programs, crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. In 2014 we served nearly 9,500 people.

We are offering an INTERNSHIP to graduate students enrolled in a master's level program in Psychology, Social Work, Professional Counseling or Marriage & Family Therapy. This internship will provide an opportunity for the student to sharpen their skills in relation to engagement, assessment, goal setting, intervention, and evaluation with the people we serve. This is an unpaid internship.

Provide recovery-based therapeutic interventions that support people who are faced with various aspects of mental illness and/or chemical dependency
Support and advocate for people who are experiencing problematic symptoms that are interfering with their ability to lead meaningful lives
Learn how to work with a diverse population and how to participate on a multi-disciplinary team
Become proficient in report preparation and documentation that is necessary for reimbursement
Connect individuals with needed resources involving family support throughout service delivery

Time Commitment:
The schedule will be agreed upon between the student and supervisor. Many of our programs operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week so flexibility in hours (day and evening) is required.

Attend Training Academy (3-4 day orientation and training)
Attend weekly meetings with approved supervisor and regularly scheduled team case consultation
Respect and follow HIPAA and Vulnerable Adult reporting procedures in both written and verbal communication
Work with task supervisor in conducting therapeutic approaches with people we serve
Incorporate constructive feedback into daily practice
Be open to learning about the complexities and stigma associated with mental illness and addiction and strive to demonstrate a recovery philosophy
Attend and participate in individual and group supervision meetings, trainings, and staff meetings

Current registration in an accredited Master's degree program in Psychology, Social Work, Professional Counseling or Marriage & Family Therapy
Ability to work as a team member and to accept responsibility
Ability to act independently and to seek supervision and consultation
Ability to uphold the ethics & professional standards according to the applicable board of discipline
Openness to discuss attitudes, biases, values or experiences that may affect your ability to work with clients
Basic computer skills needed for documentation and record keeping

At the onset of the internship, the student completes a learning contract. Learning opportunities and training begin with an orientation to the organization as a whole, to the specific program, and to various policies and procedures guiding the scope of practice. Ongoing evaluation is done to make the connection between theory learned in the classroom and actual practice. Methods of observation and direct work with clients are provided to ensure competency in the areas of engagement, assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic intervention and evaluation utilized in both individual and group modalities. Ongoing evaluation is done throughout the internship by the task supervisor and in conjunction with the academic institution.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, veterans or other status unrelated to job qualifications.

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