Christian Recovery Counseling is a Rule 29 non-profit community mental health center specializing in treating victims and offenders of abuse, while also offering quality mental health care for other psychological issues (mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic illnesses, and many others). We are committed to providing interns with a chance to expand their clinical repertoire, receive challenging yet supportive supervision, and assist interns with meeting personal, professional, and clinical goals. Our staff strives to work collaboratively with interns to provide them with a range of clinical experiences including both group and individual psychotherapy. Our supervisors have expertise in providing supervision for psychology, marriage and family therapy, and social work interns.
When selecting interns, we look for individuals who are teachable, open to learning, and able to receive feedback about growth and strength areas. Christian Recovery Counseling also seeks individuals who are responsible and organized, able to follow through with tasks, have the ability to take initiative, and are mature and professional.
Candidates should have completed an ethic course or be enrolled in an ethics course during internship. Interns participate in staff case consultation meetings twice a month, as well as continuing education seminars, and need to be able to interact with staff therapists in a collegial and active manner. Additionally, many of our clients seek services at CRC in order to have mental health care that, in varied ways, incorporates their religious values and beliefs; therefore, it’s important that interns at CRC are comfortable with and open to addressing faith-related concerns with clients.
Christian Recovery Counseling has positions for two interns per academic year (approximately fall to spring). We offer doctoral and masters level clinical internships (or practicums) for marriage and family therapy, social work, and counseling psychology students.
Clinical internship opportunities include:
- 9-10 months commitment to internship.
- 20 hours a week (which include: clinical therapy, shadowing/co-therapy, facilitating group therapy, administrative hours, and supervision and case management).
- Working with a range of clients of varied ages (children, teenagers and adults).
- Working with a number of presenting issues (anxiety, abuse, depression, adjustment, family conflict, and trauma, among others).
- Group and individual therapy for men who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviors (refer to the Restoration Project page for more information).
- Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to be available for at least one evening (4 pm – 7 pm).
Application Process and Timeline
Applications for the internship positions will be accepted until the second week of March. In-person interviews will be held in our Golden Valley and/or Rockford offices through out the month of March. Decisions will be made the first week of April and applicants will be notified if they will be offered a position by mid-April.
Training and orientation will be held in late August.
To apply, please submit the following to clinical coordinator, Ms. Deanne Shaw, MA, LMFT (email@example.com):
- Current Vita or Resume
- Cover Letter detailing why you would be a match for an internship at CRC and which internship track you are interested in
- Three References familiar with your academic or clinical work