This position is part-time, temporary, goal focused (rather than duty-based), and must be educationally-related. Clinical Interns are expected to work no less than 20 nor more than 24 hours per academic week for a minimum of 14 weeks but not more than 52 weeks. Clinical Interns are expected to learn how to and then provide direct services to clients of FRBH as permitted under the policies and procedures of the graduate school with which they are affiliated, as well as the parameters set by FRBH and the related regulatory and funding entities. Also, Clinical Interns learn how to and then provide community services and other miscellaneous duties to meet the goals of their learning experience with FRBH. Clinical and administrative supervision of the services delivered by a Clinical Intern is conducted as required by the policies and procedures of the relevant graduate school and as further specified in the Clinical Intern’s Appointment Letter.
A. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the common and uniform professional ethics for behavioral health professionals.
B. Demonstrate a professionally acceptable level of judgment skills that maximize protections for consumers, colleagues, and behavioral health entities; especially related to duties to warn and protect, along with how to appropriately navigate a chain of command.
C. Demonstrate the ability to conduct a “point in time” assessment for the presence or absence of clinically significant behavioral health issues.
D. Demonstrate the ability to construct a global assessment of strengths and needs (i.e. psychosocial assessment) with the appropriate recommendations for modality, frequency, goals and objectives for intervention.
E. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the importance of and methods for creating, maintaining and accessing relationships with community resources to assist in serving consumers.
F. Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, construct, and initiate an individualized treatment plan within the context and resources of a community behavioral health setting.
G. Demonstrate the ability to adhere to or modify treatment plans as appropriate to achieve treatment goals.
H. Demonstrate a robust understanding of the professional responsibilities and liabilities in documentation of encounters with behavioral health consumers.
I. Demonstrate the ability to capture the salient content of treatment sessions through well-crafted, narrative documentation.
J. Demonstrate the ability to plan and manage a typical daily schedule of a practitioner in a community behavioral health setting.
K. Demonstrate the ability to recognize when a consumer’s needs exceed the skills or abilities of a practitioner and how to manage those circumstances.
L. Demonstrate the ability to recognize when treatment is no longer necessary, for either positive and/or negative reasons, and the ability to construct and implement an appropriate termination process including after-care planning.
M. Demonstrate the ability to globally review treatment provided to a consumer by all internal providers and construct a termination summary that can be useful to future internal or external providers.
N. Demonstrate global competence as a behavioral health professional by receiving a passing score on the FRBH Structured Clinical Practitioner Interview.
O. Perform any other duties or learning experiences as deemed appropriate by FRBH and the relevant graduate program.
- Must be a student in a behavioral health graduate program of an accredited university.
- Must have successfully completed all course work in his/her graduate program that relates to principles of behavioral health assessment, diagnostics, professional ethics, and treatment theory.
- Must have the endorsement of an Interview Team, which supports the opinion that there is reason to believe the individual can develop into a competent Clinical Practitioner within the resources and time span of the internship.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.
- Must pass all required background checks.