[Bkn-school-of-education-csp-mhc] MHC Summer Practicum or Internship

Christina Scheinberg Christina.Scheinberg at liu.edu
Tue Apr 2 09:44:17 EDT 2019


Dear Mental Health Counseling Students,

Those of you who are interested in a summer practicum or internship, please see below for information about THE HOPE Program and instructions on how to apply.  APPLY NOW.

Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Interns (Unpaid)
The mission of The HOPE Program is to empower New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement. Our comprehensive approach combines training, adult basic education, industry certifications, work wellness services/mental health support, internships and job placement with long-term support.
The HOPE Program is participating in the Connections to Care (C2C) grant (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/initiatives/connections-to-care.page) through ThriveNYC (https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/). C2C is a $30 million public-private partnership to evaluate the integration of mental health support at community-based organizations serving low-income and at-risk populations that struggle with unmet mental health needs.
The HOPE Program offers services at two locations: Downtown Brooklyn and at Hunts Point in the Bronx. HOPE serves adults ages 18 and older.
Practicum and internship opportunities are available in Brooklyn and the Bronx with specific scheduling requirements. Wednesday is the only day open in The Bronx location for practicum or if splitting internship between both sites. Brooklyn practicum and internship days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Interns can work from 8am-5pm on any of these days. There are no evening or weekend hours available.
The current internship supervisor has 19 years of clinical supervision experience and is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
The HOPE Program provides the following learning experiences for graduate interns:

  *   Lead/co-lead Information Session to inform prospective students about what The HOPE Program offers (Tuesday and/or Thursday 8:45am-2:30pm)
  *   Conduct intakes which include questions similar to a biopsychosocial, e.g. education, employment, mental health, criminal justice involvement, domestic violence, etc.
  *   Meet with all students to check in to insure needs are being met.
  *   Meet with students who request individual sessions in structured short-term counseling, with opportunity to record sessions to meet coursework requirements.
  *   Meet with students who are identified as needing short-term counseling as requested by Work Readiness Instructors and Employment Specialists (recording also permitted)
  *   As part of HOPE’s Connections to Care (C2C) grant with the following tasks:
     *   Participate in training & coaching sessions to learn Screening, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Psychoeducation, and Motivational Interviewing (MI)
     *   Administer mental health screenings for depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse to students accepted to The HOPE Program
     *   Provide short term counseling, which may include MHFA, psychoeducation, and MI, to students who screen positive and/or other students who request assistance and could benefit from on-site counseling and/or a referral to HOPE’s mental health partner for therapy
     *   Maintain communication with mental health partner regarding referred students’ treatment plan
     *   Provide MHFA in crisis situations
     *   Work with HOPE’s C2C CBO Program Lead to continually innovate and enhance mental health services to successfully implement grant.
  *   Lead/co-lead 1-hour Work Wellness classes (Mondays at 10am & 11am; Tuesday at 3pm in Brooklyn and Wednesdays 9am in the Bronx); topics include psychoeducation, stress management, dealing with difficult emotions in the workplace, conflict resolution, etc.
  *   Research topics and add to Work Wellness curriculum:
     *   Anger management
     *   Problem solving
     *   Time management
     *   Resilience
     *   Other
  *   Tidy up and restock pamphlets and handouts in Work Wellness resource area
  *   Update Work Wellness bulletin board to promote emotional wellness and connect students to mental health care
  *   Provide one-on-one counseling/guidance to job seekers
  *   Accompany the Recruitment & Intake Coordinator to recruitment events/presentations
  *   Actively engage in both individual and group supervision
  *   Be a liaison between students and community based organizations, including accompanying students to appointments when needed
  *   Occasional administrative/office tasks, including entering data and clinical progress notes into Salesforce (an online database used by many social service agencies)
  *   Assist with referrals to other resources/community based organizations as part of case management
  *   If attending internship on Wednesdays in the Bronx and Fridays in Brooklyn, participate in Client Meeting (similar to a case conference).
If you are interested in becoming a graduate intern at HOPE, please send your resume and cover letter to Elyssa Gersen at egersen at thehopeprogram.org<mailto:egersen at thehopeprogram.org>.


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