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Pre Doctoral Internship

CASGSL is a multi-disciplinary agency with staff members representing many of the major mental health disciplines (e.g., psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors). CASGSL also serves as a training site for graduate-level practicum students in all three disciplines. Furthermore, CASGSL staff frequently engaged in collaborations with other professionals in the fields of law/law enforcement, child protection, medicine, education, and mental health.

CASGSL prides itself in providing "state of the art," evidence-based treatments for difficulties associated with exposure to childhood trauma. Treatment is assessment driven and interns will be trained in the administration and interpretation of a variety of child and trauma-focused measures including the following: Child Behavior Checklist, Children's Depression Inventory, UCLA PTSD Reaction Index, Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children/Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Young Children, Child Sexual Behavior Inventory, Parenting Stress Index, and the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Therapeutic services can be provided in individual, family and group formats, based on the specific needs of a client/family. CASGSL staff members are trained in multiple, evidence-based treatment modalities including the following: Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), cognitive-behavioral treatment for children with sexual behavior problems, Structure Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), and Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma. All of these treatment modalities have been identified as promising or established treatment options for traumatized children.

The adjunct intern at CASGSL will provide therapeutic services to traumatized children and their non-offending parents. Therapeutic services for these clients will include initial evaluation of the history of trauma exposure and the presentation of emotional and behavioral difficulties. The adjunct intern will be expected to carry a caseload of approximately 5-6 clients and will be responsible for the completion of client documentation (i.e., intake report, treatment plan, progress notes, transfer/closing summary). Interns receive one hour of formal one-to-one supervision with their primary supervisor. However, it is expected that the intern will also receive informal supervision experiences such as case consultation with other staff members.

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