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INTERNSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM IN PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


MercyFirst offers a psychology internship program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association and involves varied experiences with children, adolescents and their families in residential and non-residential, as well as campus-based and community-based settings. The children we serve range from infancy through late adolescence, though most are between 12 and 18 years old. Our internship program is centered around a campus-based residential program for boys and girls. However, a broad-based experience with children and adolescents in a variety of other settings is made possible by the internship’s involvement in many of the programs of the agency. In his or her training year, each intern has the opportunity to be exposed to a continuum of treatment settings involving different degrees of structure. We believe that learning about treatment in a variety of settings is particularly important today, because of the current emphasis on continuity of care and finding alternatives to hospital-based, inpatient treatment. (Those wishing to verify the current APA accreditation status of the internship program at MercyFirst may contact the American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, telephone 202 336-5979, email apaaccred@apa.org.)


PRACTICUM IN PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


MercyFirst offers a training program for graduate students in professional psychology that involves varied experiences with children, adolescents and their families. The children we serve range in age from infancy through late adolescence, though most are between 12 and 18 years old. The practicum is centered around a residential program for boys and girls. In his or her training year, each practicum student has the opportunity to perform, under close and supportive supervision, diagnostic assessment and treatment intervention according to a variety of modalities. In addition, each student is encouraged to participate in most of the group supervision experiences and training seminars offered in our APA accredited internship program.


ART THERAPY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM


MercyFirst has opportunities for those studying Art Therapy in an accredited college or university to submit an application for our internship program. Interns will have the experience of working directly with residents and their families in individual, group or family sessions. View more information about “The Arts” program at MercyFirst.

For more information on how to apply contact,
Eileen P McGann, ATR-C, LCAT
Director of the Arts and Creative Therapies - MercyFirst
Office: 516.921.0808 ext.808
Email: emcgann@mercyfirst.org


SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP PROGRAM


In affiliation with several Schools of Social Work, MercyFirst offers a Social Work Internship program for primarily first and second year MSW students. The Social Work Intern will have the opportunity to provide a broad range of services under the supervision of experienced Child Welfare Supervisors. We have a network of programs in New York City and on Long Island that help children, from infancy to young adulthood, and families who are in need.

All requests for Social Work Internships to MercyFirst are processed through your School of Social Work.