In keeping with our mission to train therapists, GETME offers year-long internships for Counseling graduate students who want to learn to work experientially. (Note: GETME would be happy to take Social Work graduate students as interns; unfortunately, the Maine Social Work Board prohibits me, as an LCPC, from supervising you. Sorry!)
Supervision: GETME interns have scheduled supervision twice a week: One hour of individual supervision, and a 90-minute group supervision. The supervision group consists of interns, practicum students, and former interns also drop by (and you can, too, if you’re an alumn — it’s free).
Although we’ll spend time on administrative supervision, the bulk of our efforts will be clinical in nature. It’s been said that the video camera is the microscope of psychotherapy, and GETME agrees. Accordingly, interns are expected to tape and review at least 1-2 sessions a week. Segments are then brought to supervision.
Training: GETME interns get credits towards GETME trainings, so some options will be free.
Theory: Being clear in your theory is enormously helpful in facilitating a successful therapy. If you intern at GETME, you’re going to learn to be very clear in your thinking about how you work. GETME takes a humanistic/experiential view of psychotherapy; if this is where your heart is, you might find an internship here quite congenial.
Private Practice: The internship is set up very much like a private practice. You will do some of your own marketing, which will teach you 1) How to present yourself to the world as a counselor and, 2) How hard it is to get clients in the real world. Although I screen potential intern clients, once I’ve passed them on to you you’ll do all your own scheduling. You’ll also learn practice management software, clean your office, etc.
If you’re interested . . .
Get in touch. I really enjoy talking with counseling students, so don’t be shy! If the first phone call sounds like we may be a match, we’ll set up a meeting. I usually meet two or three times with someone before I offer them an internship. (If the weather is nice, this may include a long walk!) Sometimes there are readings assigned between these meetings. We’re going to be working closely together for a long time, so I want to be sure we both feel quite strongly about undertaking this process together.