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 $23,000 along with the option of health and dental insurance coverage. (Specific costs to interns vary with plan selected.) There are eight (8) paid holidays and twelve (12) days of paid time off for sick, vacation, or personal time.
Mental Health services are provided by a staff of more than 700 full – and part-time employees. Professional staff includes Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, 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. Clinical training in Social Work is offered and affiliations are maintained with a number of local colleges and universities with schools of social work.
All completed applications are due no later than November 5, 2017 and will be reviewed by a panel of training supervisors.
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 5, 2017.
The interview process includes opportunities to meet many of the 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.