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Clinical Internship Programs

Devereux Massachusetts offers several options for students in advanced educational programs to obtain clinical experience. Our doctoral internship in clinical psychology is part of APPIC membership. We also offer a Pre-doctoral Psychology Diagnostic placement, Master’s level internships, bachelor’s level experience, and a BCBA internship.

Doctoral Psychology Internship

12-month (2000 hour) APPIC internship
(2 paid positions available)

This site adheres to APPIC Match policies and participates in the APPIC Match. The Online AAPI must be utilized by all applicants.
 
You will enter a primary track with the opportunity for a minor rotation in an additional area:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

You are responsible for providing individual,  group, and family therapy, as well as completing a minimum of 6 diagnostic assessment batteries over the course of the year. Other training:

  • Participation in treatment and IEP meetings with external agencies
  • Consultation to milieu staff
  • Crisis intervention

Supervision: Interns receive at least 4 hours of supervision per week and participate in various seminars (e.g., Assessment, Clinical Issues, DBT, ABA, etc.) throughout the course of the year.

Pre-Doctoral Diagnostic Practicum

800 hour practicum training 
(2 positions)

You must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or Psy.D. Psychology program, be eligible by your university to begin training in the field, in second year (or beyond) of graduate studies and have completed coursework in cognitive, achievement, and social/emotional (i.e., objective and projective) assessment. 

You will participate in a weekly assessment seminar and will complete a minimum of 6 diagnostic assessment batteries. Additional training and supervision will be provided on a variety of measures, including but not limited to:

  • The Wechsler scales
  • Measures of personality (MMPI-A, MACI,
  • M-PACI, Rorschach, TAT, Roberts-2)
  • Trauma-specific measures
  • Autism Spectrum assessments

Supervision: a minimum of 2 hours per week (individual and group).
 
You may choose a 10 month (September-June)
rotation requiring you to be on site for 18-20 hours per week, or a 12 month rotation (July-June) requiring 16 hours per week on site. 

BCBA Internship

1500 hours of supervised fieldwork with a maximum of 30 hours per week 
(1 position)
 
You must be currently enrolled in a certified BCBA program through a college or university, have        successfully completed the first module of BACB (Behavioral Analyst Certification Board) approved coursework and be committed to completing objectives associated with the BCBA task list.
 
You will have the opportunity to obtain supervised hours in a variety of settings: therapeutic Day School, ASD group home, and the 1:2 community group homes. Training includes:

  • Individual therapy
  • Completion of Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Development of behavior plans
  • Behavior tracking and analysis
  • Development of consultation skills

Master’s Level Therapy Internship

600 hour (300 hours per semester) year-long training opportunity 
(3 positions)
 
Open to those currently enrolled in a Master’s program in psychology, social work, or counseling. You must be in the final year of graduate school and be in good standing with your university. Preference will be given to second-year students; however, first-year students with prior experience will be accepted with approval from their program. 
 
Interns will be on site 3 days per week and  work in either the Therapy Track or Therapy/Administration Track. Those placed in the Therapy Track are responsible for:

  • Providing individual therapy to youth in our day school, group homes, or residential treatment programs
  • Conducting group and family therapy
  • Development of treatment plans
  • Participation in treatment and IEP meetings with external agencies
  • Providing consultation to milieu staff
  • Crisis intervention

The Therapy/Administration Track will have similar responsibilities to the Therapy Track with additional training and experiences related to management and administrative tasks. 
 
Supervision: at least 1 hour of individual supervision per week and 2 hours of group   supervision per month.
 
Interns are expected to have a minimum of 240 hours of direct client contact over the course of the internship consistent with LMHC licensure requirements.

For more information, contact Tamra Williams

Bachelor’s Level Externships and Master’s Internships in Therapeutic Foster Care 

You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Program in social work, psychology, and counseling and have been found eligible by your university to begin training in the field. Internships will be
designed based on your unique curriculum needs, but at a minimum will include both clinical and
non-clinical foster care services to an assigned caseload of clients.
 
You will provide ongoing case management services to children in the Therapeutic Foster Care program:

  • Ongoing treatment planning
  • Acting as a community/agency liaison
  • Advocacy
  • In-home/school interventions

Opportunities for exposure to management, therapeutic mentoring of youth, and shadowing recruiter positions are also available. 
 
Supervision: Students will participate in weekly individual supervision, while group supervision is available on a bi-weekly basis. Interns are included in all Devereux training opportunities.