A variety of required and optional seminars are offered to interns during the training year. Required seminars for all interns include Psychological Testing, Professional Issues, Cultural Curiosity, Supervision and Consultation and either Child or Adult Clinical Seminar. The clinical seminars routinely include material on individual, group, and family therapy, as well as multicultural competence. In addition, a variety of brief and extended workshops and seminars are offered on issues of topical interest, such as psychological trauma, learning disabilities, play therapy, substance abuse/dual diagnosis, psychopharmacology, physical and sexual abuse, adoption, licensure and more.
Interns are evaluated twice during the course of the training year to assure that their individual training goals are being met, as well as to ensure the fulfillment of their responsibilities to the various placements. Interns also have the opportunity to provide written evaluations of their supervisors, seminars, and the overall training program.
Stipend and Benefits
The internship carries a stipend of $23,500 along with the option of health and dental insurance coverage. (Specific costs to interns vary with plan selected.) There are eight (8) paid holidays, three (3) days of sick time, and twelve (12) days of paid time off for professional development, vacation, or personal time.
Mental Health services are provided by a staff of more than 753 full – and part-time employees. Professional staff includes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, clinical nurse specialists, special education teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and outreach workers. The multidisciplinary environment provides an ideal climate for training, which has always been a priority at South Shore Mental Health. In addition to our APA accredited internship program for doctoral psychology students, clinical training in social work practice is offered. Affiliations are maintained with a number of local colleges and universities with schools of social work.
For the doctoral psychology internship program, completed applications are due no later than November 5, 2018 and will be reviewed by a panel of training supervisors. If you wish to apply to our internship for the 2019-2020 year, please download and review our SSMH Internship Brochure, complete the AAPI Online application, including a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, redacted testing report, three letters of reference, and our supplemental Supplemental Application Form. In your cover letter, please let us know which of our tracks and secondary placements are of interest to you and about your interest in training in a community mental health setting.
Applicants are selected for interviews based upon whether there is a good match between South Shore Mental Health’s programs and the students’ training and experience. Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by email by December 10, 2018. There are two interview days for adult track applicants and another two days for the child/adolescent and early childhood tracks.
Each interview day includes opportunities to meet internship supervisors, staff, and current interns in both formal and informal meetings, as well as structured group and individual interviews. Candidates should plan to spend from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm on site for interviews.