Social Media and Internships

Can social media help you find an internship? Absolutely. Social media can also help you find a job after your internship or help you start a private practice. Here are a few ways that social media can help: You can connect with other interns via LinkedIn in your area who already have internships. You can […]

Posting an Internship

How is an agency, hospital, or private practice going to know where to post their internship opportunities? They can go to Craig’s List, Intern Web, Indeed, ihirementalhealth, numerous other job sites or post on their own website. The problem is it takes so much time and energy for an intern to search all of those […]

Self-Care is Critical for Therapists

While I was in graduate school, every professor would go on and on about self-care. At that time I didn’t understand why it was so important and what it really meant but now I do. Here are the reasons why I think self-care is critical for therapists: If you aren’t happy, nobody else will believe […]

Finding an Internship

Finding a mental health internship is sometimes harder than the master’s program you just completed. It’s clear we have more interns coming out of school than we have internship opportunities, which causes much unneeded stress. Here is my list of ways to find an internship. Networking – start networking early. Meet people in the community, […]

Success Strategies for Private Practice

I was asked to give some success strategies for creating a successful private practice to a graduate level class. I made a little list of the things I think are the most important and thought I would share them. Self-care – I believe we are our own walking advertisement so the better we take care […]

Taking the NCE

Taking the NCE – Useful (maybe) Information on Study Preparation   Everyone wants to pass the NCE on the first try so there is this HUGE pressure on studying the “right” way. What materials do I study, should I join a study group, do I need flash cards, etc. I don’t have the answers to those […]

All Direct Hours Are Not Created Equal

Congratulations on graduating! For most, it seemed like graduation day would never come. Now for the next seemingly unattainable goal: licensure. And with that goal comes the seemingly daunting task of earning thousands of hours as you navigate that process. At this point, little thought is often given to the fact that those hours can […]

Supervisor Approach: Client-centered? Therapist-centered? Both?

So what is the process of supervision really like? Will my supervisor want video or audio tapes of my sessions? What will the focus be? Case Conceptualization? Theoretical orientations? Intervention strategies? The reaction to the clients themselves? Supervisors approach the process of supervision from many different perspectives and this should be one of the most […]

Supervision – What To Do When It Goes Bad

Even though it seemed like the perfect match in the beginning, somewhere along the way you’ve realized that this is not the supervisor for you. Now what? A break-up? At first glance, it may seem as simple as finding a new supervisor and terminating with your current one. And although it is logistically that simple, […]

Supervisors: Should I Stay With One Or Have Many?

This is not often a question those in supervision ask themselves; yet the reality is for various reasons many people have more than one supervisor during the licensure process. Most interns assume they will see the same supervisor for all of their hours, yet there are often occasions where that is not possible. One or […]