Graduate Level Internships - Access Center

Kennebec Behavioral Health Access Center is currently accepting applications for graduate internship placements for students enrolled in Master’s level Social Work or Counseling degree programs. The locations of these positions are in our Augusta and Winthrop Clinics. Applications from second-year or advanced students are currently being accepted for our Skowhegan and Waterville Clinics.
 
Access Center graduate interns are assigned a supervisor and trained in diagnostic intake, holistic assessment, service need identification and brief treatment services. Currently, we are offering 20 hour/week graduate internships for two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring). Our internships offer a variety of learning opportunities, including interview training, technical training, and practice in diagnostic intake.  Face-to-face interview time can be tailored to meet your programmatic requirements.  We also offer opportunities to participate in research.  We have found the internship program very rewarding for students, staff and patients. 

For placement in our Augusta or Winthrop clinics contact Dennis Dix, via email at ddix@kbhmaine.org; students seeking placement in Waterville or Skowhegan clinics (second-year or advanced students only) contact Lora Wilford McManus at lwilford-mcmanus@kbhmaine.org to discuss the possibility of joining our team.  Graduate students are also encouraged to explore our web site: www.kbhmaine.org to learn more about our organization and our services. 

The chosen candidate will be able to adapt to an ebb and flow of cases.  The experiential-learning environment focuses on Intake Assessment and provision of brief treatment to patients in a community clinical setting.  The placement is primarily clinical but is balanced with operational aspects of providing care.  Prerequisites include DSM class(es), ability and willingness to learn and use the KBH electronic medical record system and an aptitude for working as a member of a team.  Interns can expect an hour of weekly supervision, an hour of weekly group supervision and will be offered an hour of operational staff meeting time every other week.  Additional supervision and training opportunities may be available through out the academic year.  Due to the technical nature of orientation and training, consideration should be given to starting this placement a month prior to the beginning of Fall Semester.  Please note that these statements apply directly to the Access Center Graduate Placement. (ontact the KBH Human Resources Department to explore alternative opportunities in some of the other KBH programs.

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