Clinical Child and Family Social Work Internship
Director: Sally Mason, PhD
This program offers exceptional training in child and family mental health with an emphasis on family systems. Interns work mostly in the outpatient clinic with opportunities in specialty clinics such as anxiety or mood disorders, or they may participate in clinical research.
Each year four to six students are placed at IJR. Students have opportunities to participate in family, individual, and multiple family group interventions with inner-city children, adolescents, and their families in an interdisciplinary setting. Collateral work with child welfare agencies, schools and the juvenile justice system is encouraged. Interns receive weekly individual supervision, weekly group supervision and are required to videotape sessions and participate in live supervision. Topical seminars are offered throughout the year with concentrated training in the first three months. Integration of clinical research with practice is emphasized.