The season of practicum and internship during your graduate school training is a unique moment in your burgeoning career. Your time in the classroom diminishes, but as you begin sitting with clients, the need for connection with peers, for oversight on your work, and space for praxis-oriented training increases. Your studies in theory are now tested with each client’s story that you encounter. At Oakwood Roots, our aim is to be a soft place to land as you find your bearing in wrestling more directly with the question, “Who am I as a therapist?” In addition to weekly supervision with a licensed and seasoned therapist, you will join a cohort of students from a variety of graduate programs for regular consultation groups and training that is specifically geared towards understanding yourself better as a clinician. Our training modules will center on developing your therapeutic self, with both your unique story as a person, as well as your client work in the office as primary guides to this discovery process. See below for our Year 1 at Roots Curriculum.
We are looking for students who are interested in this level of training, and will bring an openness to growth, reliability, and a self-motivated drive to the practice. On average, most students see 10-15 clients/week at Oakwood Roots, and will be required to participate in weekly supervision, as well as monthly training and consultation with their cohort. If you are a PhD Psychology student, you will be supervised by our PhD Supervisor, and internship will be a combination of counseling and assessment. Our clients will be children, adolescents, families, couples, college students, and adults, and there is space for us to work with small groups as well. Students will collaborate with their supervisor to determine the specifics of their clientele and caseload.
To apply or inquire, please email Jeremy Dew at email@example.com with a copy of your resume, and specify your desired semesters (minimum of 2), the name of your graduate program and contact name/info for your internship coordinator, and the clientele you hope to see in your experience at Oakwood Roots.
LPC-Intern, LMFT Associate, & LMSW Supervision
The harrowing process towards licensure holds a lot of emotion for recent (and soon-to-be) graduates. Finding employment that will enable you to earn those hours and somehow cover your rent, along with student loans, can feel daunting. Oakwood Roots offers a unique opportunity, for a few post-graduate students at a time, to work with private pay clientele under the supervision of seasoned, licensed private practice clinicians in a cohort model where consultation and training are also provided to help prepare you for full licensure. In addition to the training we provide for graduate students who go through our Oakwood Roots 2-semester program, we spend the following months narrowing our focus in training on working with different populations in our community, with opportunities to do further reading and study with the support of advisors who specialize in that field of interest. See below for more information on Year 2 at Roots. We have supervisors who are LPC-S, LMFT-S, & LMSW. Our aim is to provide training that empowers you towards feeling prepared for full licensure.
Clinicians interested in learning more about our program for LPC Interns, LMFT Associates, & LMSWs should email Jeremy Dew, Clinical Director at Oakwood Roots, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your resume, your desired licensure and anticipated start date, as well as your hopes for clientele you are interested in working with at Oakwood Roots. Candidates will have a preliminary interview with Jeremy, and then the second interview process will be conducted by your potential supervisor. In some circumstances, LPC Interns, LMFT Associates, & LMSWs may choose to have an outside supervisor, and Oakwood Roots will coordinate with supervisors to ensure continuity of care, training, and supervision. If you are interested in learning more before you send in your resume, please email Jeremy Dew to be contacted.