We take our internship training program at the Walnut Psychotherapy Center very seriously. Every intern is matched with a supervisor and is placed in a group supervision, with at least two hours of supervision every week. We specifically train in a long term model of therapy, trying to build a caseload that will last students the duration of the internship.
The central modalities we train in are psychodynamic theory, with a focus on relational theory, and queer theory. We review these theories early in the year and revisit them through multiple training opportunities. In addition to supervision, we offer biweekly trainings on issues ranging from non-carceral means of treating suicidality to queering the intake process. We select between 2-4 interns a year. Our goal is to support the development of new clinicians as they enter into the field and to help them cultivate a keen eye towards critical thought, anti-racism and an ability to practice in a way that centers marginalized psyches.
We accept applications from graduate level social work students who have interest or experience in supporting the LGBTQ+ community and incorporating anti-oppressive politic into their practice.
Applications can be submitted January through February. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the end of March.
Onboarding for new interns will begin in July and interns will begin seeing clients in September.