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Solano County Behavioral Health hosts a dynamic internship program for Masters level students and Predoctoral students.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact our Internship Coordinator at [email protected].
Master's Level Internship
In line with the mission of Solano County Behavioral Health, the student will have varied opportunities to provide counseling services within our diverse and growing community. With the values of hope, empowerment, resilience, Master’s students will receive extensive training and support to find proficiency in assessment, treatment and best practice services for children, youth or adults who experience serious mental health and co-occurring substance use challenges. There are different opportunities to fit your interests including office and community-based services, serving specialty populations like people exiting jails, homeless, foster care youth, families, and others, Master’s students can gain extensive experience in a variety of systems. Our Master’s Level Internship prepares future practitioners on cultural humility, trauma informed care, and evidence-based practices to offer the most appropriate interventions.
Meeting the criteria outlined by the Board of Behavioral Sciences and an individual’s educational institution, Solano County Health and Social Services provides a 9-12 month practicum placement for students who have met their requirements for field placements from the disciplines of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. The practicum placement includes 1-week of vacation and all county established holidays.
Who is eligible for internships?
- Students from Social Work, MFT, and Clinical Counseling Programs who have completed their field placement commitments.
- Ability to commit 16 hours minimum per week, traditional Monday through Friday work week
The people and community we serve are our priority. It is important that the individuals providing them services are educated with the current most effective assessment and treatment, in addition to the knowledge of client care.
Our training program prioritizes training, hands-on experiences, supervision and an environment of teamwork and collaboration. The individuals chosen to join our training program are expected to be dedicated, open-minded, curious, team oriented, humble and prepared to manage a variety of experiences. Cultural Humility and education related to diversity and equity are priority. Comfort with people challenged by serious mental health issues is a must. Some skills in navigating and attending to crisis situations is also highly important in this placement. Ability and flexibility to navigate different treatment environments in the community, jails, and other non-traditional spaces is required.
- Medi-Cal documentation
- Client Focused Treatment Planning
- Crisis Response
- Trauma Informed Systems
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Diversity and Equity
- Evidenced Based Treatment
- Wellness and Recovery
- Stages of Change
- Group Treatment
Please complete the Internship Application and submit Letter of Interest, Resume, and School Internship requirements to our Internship Coordinator at [email protected].
Interns will be contacted for informal interview and scheduled for formal interview if there is a mutual match of interests and qualifications. Please allow time for collaboration with your school, background checks and finger-printing.
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