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Internship Program Overview

We are delighted by your interest in pursuing an internship with the Center for Life Management (CLM). CLM is a non-profit community mental health center who believes that addressing mental and emotional wellness is essential to whole health and well-being. We are committed to partnering with organizations that share our philosophy. Simply stated, we strive to provide the highest quality of integrated behavioral health care to support the restoration, rehabilitation and recovery of children, adolescents, adults and families within our community.

Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in pursuit of a degree in social work, mental health counseling, psychology, family studies, nursing or related field with an accredited college or university. We seek candidates who are highly motivated, outgoing and possess excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Additional qualities that contribute to successful field placements include: ability to be self-directed, problem solve independently, communicate effectively, ability to work cohesively with professionals across multiple disciplines, possess strong planning, multitasking and organizational skills. Candidates with familiarity with utilizing electronic health record preferred; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel necessary.

Please note that we are unable to support out of state online university practicums/internships, high school level internships, observational or volunteer requests due to the confidential and sensitive nature of our work.

We are eager to support the next generation of mental health professionals! To be considered for placement, please send the following information to:

Erin Wood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • A cover letter clearly outlining the population you wish to work with, the specific time frame of your internship, the total number of direct and indirect hours you need to fulfill, and the contact information for your field advisor
  • Resume
  • Copy of your field manual

 

Associates Level Opportunities

Health Information Management

Medical Records Department: Apply knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite courses to perform various functions including: medical record filing, retention, retrieval, storage (electronic, off site, etc.), assembly, deficiency analysis, notification to physicians, release of information following applicable laws, regulations and facility guidelines. Learn the ins and out of community mental health care, how clients access care and an overview of treatment options.

 

Bachelors Level Opportunities

Targeted Case Management

Children’s Department: Provide case management assessment to eligible clients who have functional impairments due to symptoms and behaviors related to mental and/or emotional disabilities with the intent to implement care plans, provide direct service and necessary referrals to reach personal recovery goals. Collaborate with external agencies as appropriate which may include the child's school support team, community supports, legal supports, or medical care provider. Perform an array of tasks including outreaching clients and families to engage in services, schedule appointments, apply for state and town resources to support basic needs and recovery goals. Age range 3-26.

Benefits and Evidence Based Practice

Adult Department: Macro and micro approach to the helping profession. Learn the ins and outs of state funded health insurance, support clients in applying for benefits. Engage in training on the evidence based practices of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Functional Support Services (FSS). Provide individual, office based counseling sessions using IMR. Provide community or home based counseling sessions using FSS. Co-facilitate community and office based groups for adults who experience mental illness or co-occurring substance use or developmental disorders. Age range 18+.

Non-Profit Marketing

Marketing Department: Work alongside Marketing Director to help promote the company’s mission and grow social media and digital presence. Collaborate with Fundraising Committee to increase community involvement in philanthropic efforts.

 

Masters Level Opportunities

Community Support Counseling

Children’s Department: Provide community-based counseling services to children, adolescents, young adults and families who experience symptoms and behaviors related to mental and/or emotional disabilities. Work collaboratively with client, family and treatment team to reinforce and teach skills necessary to manage symptoms, improve independent functioning and goal achievement within community based settings such as home, school or other social environment. Age range 3-26.

Individual and Group Therapy

Adult Department: Provide assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis management to adults within the Community Support Program. Work with diverse populations including individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, developmental disabilities and/or service members, veterans and their families. Perform an array of tasks including outreaching clients to schedule appointments, assessing strengths, needs and goals, documenting interventions within an electronic medical record, and attending meetings within the department to collaborate on client care. Age range 18+.

Children’s Department: Provide assessment of client’s strengths and needs, develop person-centered goals and treatment plans, and provide direct, face-to-face solution-focused therapy and crisis management to children, adolescents, young adults and families. Perform an array of tasks including outreaching clients and families to schedule appointments, documenting interventions within an electronic medical record, and attending meetings within the department to collaborate on client care. Create and co-lead therapy group(s) during your tenure to practice group counseling skills. Participate in various collaborative learning opportunities, consultation meetings and trainings to learn best practice models of care. Age range 3-26.

Individual and Group Therapy for Intellectual Disabilities

Collaborative Care Program: Provide assessment, individual therapy and crisis management to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or traumatic brain injuries. Focus on coordination with primary care physicians and specialty providers to enhance integrated care efforts and cohesion of service delivery. Support program development and sustainability efforts to improve collaborative care practices at a macro level with community partners. Perform an array of tasks including outreaching clients to schedule appointments, assessing strengths, needs and goals, documenting interventions within an electronic medical record, and attending meetings within the department and community setting to collaborate on client care.

Emergency Services School Response

Emergency Services Department: Support the efforts of the Emergency Services Department in building stronger relationships with school administration, guidance departments and key players within our school community, in order to provide further education on services provided in Emergency Services and how to access these services as needed. Observe and conduct safety evaluations for students at risk for suicide or other significant mental health symptoms. Work with additional diverse populations that require supports from Emergency Services including individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders, development disabilities and/or service members, veterans and their families. Learn the ins and out of community mental health care and perform an array of tasks including assessing strengths, needs and goals, documenting interventions within an electronic medical record, and attending meetings within the department to collaborate on client care.

Psychiatric Nursing

Adult Medical Department: Work cohesively with an established APRN to provide direct mental health assessment, diagnosis and management of a variety of mental health conditions and the interaction of pharmacological agents. Populations served will include individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, and/or developmental disabilities and/or service members, veterans and their families. Learn how to work with confidence in a high stress, sometimes unpredictable environment, by demonstrating and exercising sound clinical judgment in routine, urgent, and emergent situations. Perform an array of tasks including ordering and interpreting lab tests, completing documentation within an electronic medical record, and attending meetings within the department to collaborate on client care. Age range 18+.