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Internships

Clinical Traineeship/Internship Program

Our Mission

The mission of La Casa de las Madres is to respond to calls for help from domestic violence victims, of all ages, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. We give survivors the tools to transform their lives. We seek to prevent future violence by educating the community and by redefining public perceptions about domestic violence.

Overview

La Casa de las Madres offers a comprehensive continuum of support services, because survivors of domestic violence need more than a bed for the night, or a few weeks of respite, to transition to truly violence-free lives. Invoking strength-based empowerment models, our programs facilitate safety and offer transformative opportunities to heal from and end domestic violence.

La Casa de las Madres provides services and support to women, teens, and children surviving domestic violence. Participants in La Casa’s clinical trainee/internship program primarily provide-but not limited to, individual therapy, family therapy (parent & child), group therapy, drop in counseling, and milieu therapy including hotline response and data entry. Applicants should have strong interest in crisis and trauma work. Participants may be assigned to provide therapy at La Casa’s Drop in Center, Emergency Shelter Program, and/or as part of La Casa’s other services and programs. Participant’s also assist with other work as assigned. All program positions are unpaid.

All of our services are free of charge, confidential, and available to all women, teens, and children in various languages, particularly English and Spanish.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be in the process of working towards or accruing clinical hours for licensure, either as a trainee or intern.
  • Applicants should be aware of and sensitive to the unique needs of victims of domestic violence.
  • Ability to complete La Casa’s May or September 40-hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training.
  • Ability to attend group supervision that is currently schedule every Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fingerprinting clearance before beginning client work.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

Program Details:

The program is approximately one-year in length beginning September and ending July of the following year. There is flexibility in earlier start dates and later end dates with advanced clinical supervisor approval.

Schedule

Trainees:

  • Varies, may include daytime and/or evening hours.
  • Trainees: a minimum of 16 hours/week.
  • Group supervision every Thursday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (may change at any time).

 

Interns:

  • Varies, may include daytime and/or evening hours.
  • Interns: a minimum of 20 hours/week.
  • Group supervision every Thursday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (may change at any time).

 

To Apply:  Please send resume, cover letter and all other relevant documentation in PDF format to hr@lacasa.org. Traineeship and Internship applications are accepted and evaluated during the first three months of every year (January, February and March) for a start date in September of the same calendar year.

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