Bethanna’s Foster Care Department accepts Master’s and Undergraduate Level Practicum and Internship students from area accredited colleges and universities. Applicable clinical programs of study include: Clinical and Counseling Psychology; Marriage and Family Therapy; Social Work; Christian Counseling; and other Human Service programs. Our practicum and internship students receive training/supervision from their supervisor. Tasks would include and are not limited to supervising visitation between children and their biological parents, visiting children in their foster homes, schools, camps, or community, and attending court hearings. Interns receive a large amount of direct contact with children, biological parents and foster parents. Interns need to have a reliable vehicle and will need to complete Criminal, Child Abuse and FBI clearances. Interns need to possess the ability to work independently and corporately, have strong interpersonal skills, be able to convey genuine support to clients, and have the ability to work creatively and with flexibility in a variety of situations. Applicants are expected to have a foundation in Child Development, Social Work and strong writing and communication skills. We offer mileage reimbursement for transportation provided within the internship work day. Hours can be before 9 and after 5 Monday through Saturday. Many times graduating interns are hired for full time position at Bethanna.
Bethanna’s Outpatient Clinic accepts Master’s and Doctoral Level Practicum and Internship students from area accredited colleges and universities. Applicable clinical programs of study include: Clinical and Counseling Psychology; Marriage and Family Therapy; Clinical Social Work; Art Therapy; Christian Counseling (programs leading to licensure as Professional Counselors); and other clinical programs, such as Movement and Music Therapy. Our practicum and internship students receive training in assessment and evaluation and are required to complete a high number of evaluations and treatment plans during their term at Bethanna. Applicants are expected to have a foundation in Assessment, Theories of Personality, Child Development, models of Individual and Family Therapy, and strong clinical writing skills. We offer weekly individual and group supervision by licensed mental health professionals.