Opportunities for Impact
Our mission is to expand access to relationally-focused interventionists on main street, and our training program helps us reach out to everyone in need. Our training program has a reputation of providing a rich learning environment.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum/Preceptorship
To apply for this position, email your CV and a cover letter to the selection committee (Drs. BJ Suarez, Training Director, and Amanda Schuh, Director of Nursing) at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to your strengths, cover letters should broadly outline your professional goals, commitment to the common good, and a brief narrative of your experience providing mental health services. Applicants who are invited to interview may be asked to provide writing samples and a letter of recommendation from a past clinical supervisor.
For outpatient and day treatment therapy practica, the program typically takes master’s or doctoral students from counseling, Couples & Family Therapy, early childhood (infant mental health), social work, or child-focused degree programs. The placement requires at least 20-hours and at least two evenings per week. In our experience, the educational quality of a practicum is negatively correlated with a student’s concurrent credit load, and students are encouraged to begin practicum only after completing the majority of their degree requirements. Prerequisite coursework includes ethics, counseling theories, and psychopathology. Although the clinic serves clients throughout the lifespan, practicum students are able to focus on the client population that best suits their learning goals.Learn More