Mental Health Intern Program

 

Mental Health Intern Program

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Thank you for considering an internship through the Irvine Unified School District’s Mental Health program! Enhance your resume with a range of opportunities throughout the middle and high schools levels as we offer a high caliber program focused on developing the clinical and case management skills of MSW and MSW PPSC interns.

What we have to offer:  The Mental Health Specialist internship provides a challenging weekly supervision to consult on cases, explore legal and ethical dilemmas and prepare students for licensure, as well as a wide variety of training opportunities to gain additional skills and exposure to the mental health field.

Learn Evidence-Based Models

We utilize the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework to provide academic, behavioral, and social-emotional support to all students within our District in order to be successful in school. 

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mental health specialist INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

The Mental Health Specialist Internship is comprised of MSW and MSW PPSC students who will be fully integrated into the middle school and/or high school settings. Interns will have the opportunity to work in various ways within each tier of the MTSS model.

Hone your skills:

  • Provide direct services: individual/group counseling and case management
  • Screen for high-risk behaviors/concerns
  • Participate and collaborate in school/staff meetings: IEP, SART, SIT, multi-disciplinary
  • Provide mental health consultation/education: parents, school staff, students

Be Challenged and Supported:

  • Thorough intern orientation prior to placement
  • Weekly individual AND group supervision: case presentations, diagnosis, legal/ethical discussion
  • Trainings and presentations: child abuse, substance abuse, self-harm, and MORE!

As an intern you will get the opportunity to work independently from your supervisor and enhance your skills in problem solving, self-initiation, time management, and flexibility.