Adolescent Counseling Services offers a sophisticated internship and training program for Marriage and Family Therapist Trainees and Interns earning supervised hours toward licensure.


OUTLET PROGRAM  | TRAINEESHIP/INTERNSHIP

DESCRIPTION OF PLACEMENT:   We are seeking an MFT Intern to work with LGBTQQ adolescents and their families. Peer group facilitation, potential group counseling and direct individual and family counseling will be performed with clients using a strengths based and gender affirmative model.

The MFTi will complete initial assessments and intake; act as liaison between family, other providers working with the client, and Outlet Program staff; co-facilitate select peer youth support groups with Outlet staff and volunteers; develop treatment plan if needed. Must be able to work independently and practice sound clinical judgments. Various duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintain case notes
  • Meet weekly with the Clinical Supervisor/Program Director
  • Facilitate individual, group and/or family therapy
  • Assist with other Outlet-related duties as needed

Must be available 2-3 days per week 3pm – 8pm and daytime Wednesdays from 11:30-3pm. Candidate must have reliable transportation.

We are seeking an MFT Intern to work with LGBTQQ adolescents and their families. Peer group facilitation, potential group counseling and direct individual and family counseling will be performed with clients using a strengths based and gender affirmative model.

TRAINING AND SUPERVISION:  ACS follows all BBS regulations in regards to clinical supervision. Interns and trainees receive individual supervision on a weekly basis. The program relies on a team based approach and the Clinical Director is available on an as needed basis as well.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Current registered intern (MFTI) and at least 1-2 years of clinical experience providing therapy to adolescents and/or families.  Candidates with experience and strong cultural knowledge of working with LGBTQQ youth, and specifically Transgender and gender expansive youth, are highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish speakers highly preferred.

TO APPLY:  Please email cover letter and resume to Outlet Director Anthony Ross: anthony@acs-teens.org or fax to (650) 424-9853. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


OUTPATIENT COUNSELING PROGRAMS  | TRAINEESHIP/INTERNSHIP

DESCRIPTION OF PLACEMENT: Our Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) Program is a sliding-scale Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Program for teens ages (11 – 19). Our recovery programs are abstinence based, compassion driven programs that treat the family as well as the teen. We are a co-occurring disorders program that provides the client with a detailed assessment and help in dealing with the combination of mental health and substance abuse issues.

The ASAT programs are based on the teen’s level of use and consequences received. ASAT 1 is our Intensive Outpatient program. We provide group, family and individual counseling each week, including a peer led recovery group as well. The ASAT 2 program is a less intensive program consisting of weekly individual counseling and short term family therapy. In both programs we provide psycho-education, drug testing, parent group support, community outreach, and aftercare. Our programs provided services for probation youth and transitional age youth ages 19-24.

This internship includes our Community Counseling Program which provides one on one counseling at our agency for teens and transitional age youth dealing with adolescent stressors such as, academic stress, anxiety, depression, family conflict, sexuality and gender concerns, and peer and relationship conflicts as well.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ideally, applicants will have had experience working with adolescents, either in a paid position or as a volunteer. We are filling positions for both our Redwood City and Palo Alto offices. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

TRAINING AND SUPERVISION: ACS follows all BBS regulations in regards to clinical supervision. Interns and trainees receive a minimum of 1 hour of individual supervision and 2 hours of group supervision on a weekly basis. The program relies on a team based approach and the Clinical Director is available on an as needed basis as well.

STIPENDS: Stipends are available for trainees as well as interns. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

TIME COMMITMENT: One year full internship August 2016 to August 2017 minimum of approximately 15 hours per week.

TO APPLY:  For further information on how to apply, contact Connie Mayer, LMFT, Director of Outpatient Counseling Services at (650) 424-0852, ext. 104.
Resumes can be sent by email to connie@acs-teens.org.