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INTERNSHIP/FIELD PLACEMENT

OPPORTUNITY

PSYCHOTHERAPY INTERN

Evolve Therapy is a Field Placement/Practicum Site for Therapists in Training. 

Evolve Therapy accepts applications for a full-time unpaid Psychotherapy Intern/Marriage and Family Therapist Practicum Field Placement on a rolling basis. 

THE POSITION

This staff position is open to pre-licensed clinicians during their degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy. The position is meant for individuals on the licensure track in the State of Minnesota who have an interest and background in providing psychotherapy services to families and couples, based on the approach of Emotionally Focused Therapy. 

In addition to the provision of psychotherapy services, opportunities are part of the position, writing blogs on psychotherapy, assisting at community presentations, workshops, and training events.

This position is designed for clinicians seeking practicum experience that is supervised work for degree completion and eventual licensure. This position is designed to prepare the master’s or post-doctoral level trainee to assume the professional responsibilities of a clinical or counseling psychologist or Marriage and Family Therapy with specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

This is an unpaid position. 

This position will start as soon as is feasible as a part-time position with the expectation to grow into a full- time practice over the course of the first 3 to 6 months.

Prior entry-level training in or exposure to Emotionally Focused Therapy is preferred. Some graduate-level exposure to attachment-based therapy approaches is required. Participation in an ICEEFT-sponsored 4-Day Externship, a graduate course with an emphasis in attachment-based therapy approaches and/or Emotionally Focused Therapy, or clinical experience under the supervision of an EFT therapist is required. Payment for the ICEEFT 4-day Externship and the 4 Core Skills weekends will be provided as compensation for the practicum or field experience.

Trainees are expected to video- or audio- tape psychotherapy sessions with their clients’ written permission, and their work and recordings will be reviewed weekly during clinical supervision with Renee Segal, Supervisor. Trainees can expect to have and other staff members at Evolve Therapy review tapes during consultation groups.

One hour of individual supervision is provided on a weekly basis and one-hour team consultation/supervision is provided on a biweekly basis. An additional option of community group supervision on a monthly basis be available. Supervision hours will be increased commensurate with caseload.

Trainee must commit to working two evenings a week and a weekend day.

JOB DUTIES:
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Participation of an-accredited doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy/Mental Health graduate degree.

  • A declared statement of licensure attainment.

  • Must be available some evenings and Saturdays.

  • Must be highly motivated and flexible.

  • Compliance with respective Minnesota Licensing Board rules and documentation related to pursuit of degree completion.

  • Evidence of high level of professionalism within the field and strong clinical judgement.

  • Experience in working with families and couples and individuals a plus.

  • Ability to maintain a full caseload, defined as 17-20 outpatient contact hours per week.

  • Prior entry-level training in or exposure to Emotionally Focused Therapy is preferred; some graduate-level exposure to attachment-based therapy approaches is required – – this includes either participation in an ICEEFT sponsored 4-Day Externship, a graduate course with an emphasis in attachment based therapy approaches, and/or Emotionally Focused Therapy, or clinical experience under the supervision of an EFT therapist.

  • Expressed desire and/or prior experience in professional activities in addition to psychotherapy, including research, professional presentations, group facilitation and teaching, and similar.

  • Agreement to video- or audio- tape (with their clients’ written permission) and review clinical work and recordings routinely in supervision with Renee Segal, MA, LMFT.

  • Trainee may not work for another private practice.

APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Interested applicants can email their application to Renee Segal at renee@evolvetherapymn.com

  • Please include the following in your application:

  1. Your CV/Resume and copy of your graduate program information.

  2. A letter briefly describing your professional experience and area of focus. Please be sure to include:

    • Your approach to therapy; theoretical orientation and models you implement or were trained in.

    • Age groups you have experience working with (i.e., children, teens, adults, elderly, couples, individuals)

    • Age group you are most interested in gaining experience with.

    • How you think Evolve Therapy will be a good fit for you.

  3. Three letters of recommendations — one from someone who has supervised your work, and a second from a person of your choosing and a third academic reference. If you don't have letters of recommendation already on file, that is not a problem. Letters can be submitted as supplemental documents following your interview. 

 

Your application will be reviewed. Only a selected number of candidates will be chosen for an interview with Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

 

If you have any questions about the intern position or the application, please do not hesitate to contact us at renee@evolvetherapymn.com or 612-875-6416

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Evolve Therapy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant's knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

  • Carrying a full-time psychotherapy caseload as defined by Evolve Therapy.

  • Availability to meet clients during times assigned Evolve Therapy with a minimum of 2 evenings per week.

  • Ability to attend Evolve team meetings, supervision meetings, and other meetings as required and scheduled by Evolve.

  • Ability to conduct supervised practice with families, couples, and adult individuals.

  • Compliance with Evolve Therapy documentation standards, maintenance of clinical records.

  • Compliance with Minnesota licensing board rules, APA code of Ethics, and Minnesota DHS regulations and guidelines.

  • Ability to stay up to date on billing responsibilities and discussing any financial or billing issues with clients when necessary.

  • Adherence to directives by direct clinical supervisors.

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