Group Therapy – The intern will be expected to provide classroom treatment along with clinicians for children ages 3 to 5, including but not limited to: - Work with co-group facilitators to provide and lead scheduled group services - Plan and lead therapeutic activities based on the child’s individual treatment plan goals and objectives, developmental needs, and therapeutic group themes once per week - Lead a group environment that demonstrates consistency, respectful communication, safety, predictability, clear limits, and encouragement - Observe child behavior in classroom settings - Intervene respectfully, safely, and directly to maintain the children’s physical and emotional safety and use therapeutic approaches to help prevent aggressive, destructive, and harmful behavior - All interns and clinicians are to ensure Minnesota and HIPAA data privacy requirements are followed. Supervision and Professional Development – Interns are expected to: - Attend debriefing meetings at the end of each group session - Attend weekly case consultation and staff meetings each Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Complete both online and in-person Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training
The greatest accomplishment from my experience has been working with a child through a period of intense dysregulation. I was able to use the tools and skills I have learned at while at Washburn to therapeutically assist a child back to a regulated state.
What advice would you give?
I would advise anyone searching for and applying to internships to look outside your comfort zone! It is so easy to do what is comfortable but by testing those limits you learn so much more!