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Trainings & Continuing Education

We believe in helping promote the next generation of providers to be affirming of gender and sexually diverse clients. Graduate students in social work and counseling psychology are encouraged to apply for an internship/practicum placement. Preference is given to applicants with lived experience as part of the LGBTQQIA+ community.

The Internship:

Student interns are a vital part of this practice. Each intern will be responsible for an individual caseload of 8-10 clients, focusing on providing support for clients needing a reduced fee provider. Additionally, students are asked to design and facilitate at least one group for a section of the LGBTQQIA+ community. Opportunities for macro-level work available upon request.

Supervision:

  • Weekly individual supervision provided by Dr. Kayti Protos, DSW, LCSW

  • Weekly group supervision offered by Kayti for all interns & clinical supervisees

  • Case consultation as needed, including review of taped/recorded sessions

Practice Responsibilities:

  • Supervision for the student intern, as listed above

  • Access to the electronic medical record (EMR), with training on documentation & billing

  • Support for individualized training needs, based on intern's area of interest

  • Referrals to support individual and group work

  • Visibility of student interns on website and marketing platforms

  • Practice-level malpractice insurance

Student Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to anti-oppressive, LGBTQQIA+ affirming practice

  • Effective communication between university and site supervisor

  • Maintaining documentation necessary for the internship/practicum

  • Selecting one audio/video recording to review each week

  • Maintaining timely documentation within the EMR & communication with other providers

  • Student-level malpractice insurance

  • Creating a professionally appropriate space for providing virtual therapy, as well as accessing a HIPAA-compliant Zoom or doxy.me account

  • Following all relevant codes of ethics, including student's discipline and the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics 

Minimum time: 2 consecutive semesters (approximately 8-10 months)

Questions? Contact Kayti at kayti.protos.dsw@gmail.com 

Notice:

 

Due to ongoing effects of Covid-19, this is a fully remote/virtual internship at this time. 

Students living in Pennsylvania or Connecticut are eligible.

Technology Needs:

 

Student interns will need the following technology:

  • Access to reliable, high-speed internet
     

  • Computer with camera and microphone 
     

  • Access to HIPAA-compliant video software, such as Zoom or doxy.me
     

  • Simple Practice is the EMR. Supervisor will provide basic training
     

  • Google Voice and professional email