Training Program

The primary purpose of the training program is to provide counseling services for those in the community who are not able to afford the services of our licensed mental health professionals. 

This internship program at Restoration Psychology is meticulously designed to offer comprehensive clinical training to students enrolled in esteemed therapist training programs within the area. Our internship program is structured with the following primary objectives in mind:

  • Professional Clinical Training: We aim to provide students with valuable professional clinical training, ensuring they gain a diverse range of experiences to effectively prepare for licensure and future careers in the field. This diverse exposure is vital for their growth and expertise.
  • High-Quality Counseling Services: Simultaneously, our program is committed to delivering high-quality counseling services to the community at reduced fees. This dual purpose allows us to bridge the gap between the educational needs of our students and the therapeutic requirements of the community.
  • Diverse Client Population: Our students work with a wide array of clients, spanning various diagnoses, developmental stages, ethnic/racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic statuses. Additionally, students have the opportunity to express their preferences regarding the types of clients they wish to work with, and our training director endeavors to align their training experiences accordingly.

In alignment with these goals, Restoration Psychology accepts one doctoral student and one master’s student annually. The internship/externship program adheres to the traditional academic schedule, commencing in August and concluding in May each year.

The services provided by our training program encompass a range of therapeutic modalities, including psychological testing, individual counseling, group therapy, as well as couples and family therapy. By offering these diverse services, we ensure our students receive a well-rounded education and are well-prepared to make a meaningful impact in the field of clinical psychology.

Duties of Student Extern
  • 9-12 month internship begins in August (time is negotiable).
  • Doctoral students have opportunities for testing—10-12 integrative testing batteries for the year. Evaluations include diagnostic clarification and/or Learning Differences.
  • Complete intakes, write notes, and treatment plans in a timely manner.
  • Create and run a therapy group.
  • Manage and maintain a caseload (10-12 clients).
  • 1 hour of individual supervision (plus consultation as needed).
  • 1.5 hour of group supervision.
  • 1 hour staff meeting/training a week.
  • Case conceptualizations.
  • Must be flexible, a self-starter, and know how to initiate projects/marketing
  • Major Project for the Practice–can include a research project, enhancing resources (depends on the extern).

Students interested in applying should email a cover letter and CV/resume. Doctoral students need to submit an example de-identified report to Applications can be submitted until January 24th, 2025. Restoration Psychology will offer an interview to top applicants. The interviews will be held on Monday, February 10th from 9am-12pm.

Restoration Psychology will be taking two counseling students for the 2025-2026 school year. One student will start end of May/Early June 2025 and stay until May 2026. The second student will begin in August 2025 to May 2026.

Restoration Psychology will be taking 1 testing externs that will begin June 2025 and end May 2026. Thank you!