LifeLong Medical Care provides high-quality health and psychosocial services for individuals with limited income and for those who face significant barriers to attaining better health, in a positive, caring environment.
We offer a limited number of onsite integrated behavioral health field placement opportunities for 1st and 2nd year MSW and MFT students in the following areas:
Primary Care: Interns interested in Integrated Behavioral Health (BH) in Primary Care clinics can expect to shadow experienced LCSWs in their direct patient care, conduct Warm Hand Offs when requested by medical staff, complete screenings, assessments, and brief, focused interventions related to psychosocial issues with a small case load.
Supportive Housing: In this setting, students will work with a finite number of complex clients consistently across time to help them remain housed despite significant challenges including conducting groups and individual case management and therapeutic interventions.
East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP): Students would participate at EBCRP sites in Oakland in a variety of one-on-one and group interventions related to substance use disorder intervention and dual diagnosis mental health consumers.
School Based Mental Health: Student roles will include individual plus group therapy, including crisis intervention, intakes with family members, collaboration with teachers and staff members, consultation with staff members about referrals, assisting with and/or observing professional development. There is room for creativity in this role and students can bring specific talents to reach the student body (i.e., teaching yoga, basketball, art therapy). Students are expected to meet with students on their caseloads 1 x per week or as needed during crisis.
Our MSW/MFT internship program is administered by LifeLong’s Behavioral Health Clinical Director, a very experienced LCSW who has run community based mental health programs, has worked in supportive housing, and has a strong dual-diagnosis mental health background.
The Behavioral Health Clinical Director will orient and onboard the MSW and MFT students, as well as provide weekly group supervision during which interns can receive training in various evidenced-based approaches and perform case consultation.
At each site, students will have a site supervisor from whom they receive instruction and support. Weekly didactic topics include working with patients with depression and anxiety, personality disorders, motivational interviewing, and CBT.
Due to limited internship availability, interview slots are reserved for individuals interested in training at LifeLong Medical Care. We appreciate your consideration of this when you apply.
East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP) offers internships for MFT students throughout the year based on availability. Students would participate at EBCRP sites in Oakland in a variety of one-on-one and group interventions related to substance abuse intervention and dual diagnosis mental health consumers. Students are required to intern at least 20 hours per week for 1 year.
For more information and to apply please contact Teresa Shepard at email@example.com.
Prior to starting a placement at LifeLong, students will work with LifeLong’s Human Resource department to submit the following required documents electronically: