Bilingual (Spanish/English) Psychotherapist Intern
Participating in a clinical internship with Latinx Talk Therapy can offer significant benefits for graduate students pursuing a career in clinical counseling or social work. Through this internship, students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience conducting psychotherapy sessions while focusing on the unique mental health needs of the Latinx community. This experience can help students develop important clinical skills and build their confidence as practitioners. Additionally, Latinx Talk Therapy is known for providing culturally responsive and competent care to Latinx individuals, which can be an invaluable experience for students looking to specialize in this area. Finally, interning with Latinx Talk Therapy can provide students with opportunities to network with other professionals in the field and potentially open doors to future employment or career opportunities.
Latinx Talk Therapy is a mental health clinic made up of professionals working to enhance the mental well-being of the Latinx community in Illinois. Our Clinical Internship Program allows Bilingual Psychotherapist Interns to provide outpatient individual, and/or family therapy to clients virtually or at our Millennium Park Plaza location on Michigan Avenue. Clinical therapy services are in Spanish and English and include treatment of adults, adolescents, and families.
Interns are provided an Orientation Training. They are also matched with a Clinical Supervisor who will provide Onboarding Training and ensure they feel confident and supported as they build a caseload and become adjusted to the practice. Clinical Supervisors will also provide weekly case consultations. Interns must attend Monthly Group Case Consultation, during which they will discuss clinical work, do case presentations, peer feedback, and discussion of various topics relating to private practice work. Topics will focus on using evidence-based practices and clinical applications within the Latinx population. Training and clinical consultation are intended to help foster clinical professional growth and support the training and clinical practice of our clinicians.
In accordance with CACREP guidelines, our internship requires face-to-face therapy hours that include group, individual, and family sessions.
Interviews: Clinical Internship applications are accepted online via our website all year. However, interviews will be held from March to May every year.
Time Commitment: Interns must choose one of the following internship rotations and stay for its entirety.
- Summer: June 1- May 31
- Fall: September 1- May 31
- Perform clinical counseling services to clients of Latinx Talk Therapy, as scheduled, and in accordance with company policies.
- Regular and reliable attendance and timely arrival to work are required.
- Be properly licensed and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Latinx Talk Therapy.
- Respond to clients’ requests for service or calls within 24 hours Monday-Friday whether such requests are made in person, by phone, voicemail, etc., or through the Latinx Talk Therapy website. Respond to such requests by meeting, emailing, evaluating, and providing services to such clients.
- Communicate with a client’s treatment team (i.e., PCP, psychiatrist, school, etc.) as necessary.
- Timely complete written records for each client including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, timesheet records, and other forms or documents are due 24 hours after the session. Keep client files accurate and up to date.
- Attend recommended staff meetings and training as directed by Latinx Talk Therapy.
- Conduct and regulate counseling services in Spanish/ English professionally to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Latinx Talk Therapy. Be respectful of and cooperative and collaborative with co-workers.
- Attend weekly supervision meetings with the assigned clinical supervisor. Interns should be prepared for case conceptualization and present client issues and updates.
- Have open availability during afternoons and weekends as needed by the caseload.
- Other duties which may be assigned by Latinx Talk Therapy.
During intake, interns conduct a Mental Health Exam, review the Patient Intake Questionnaire, and use mental health assessments during diagnoses such as GAD7, PHQ9, and Stress Inventory. Additionally, interns should clearly state confidentiality policies. Safety plans should be discussed with clients, as appropriate. All treatment is evidence-based and adheres to the recommendations in the DSM-5.