Internships Provide Caring, Intelligent Support While Offering High-Value Experience
ARCC utilizes MFT interns from local universities, supervised by a licensed clinician, in order to provide these services on both a short- and long-term basis. This helps to prepare tomorrow’s mental health practitioners to better understand and support the special needs of high-risk, disenfranchised people by providing diverse, holistic training opportunities in homes, schools, clinics, one-on-one, and in group settings.
These interns provide therapy in Spanish or English in multiple school sites located in East and Central San Jose. The interns are supervised, and are trained in issues such as trans-cultural competence; the role that culture plays in providing effective mental health services; and cultural stigmas attached to mental health issues. They also receive sensitivity training for working with low-income populations. The goal of offering counseling is to promote family wellness and stability. Service strategies aim to help families fulfill their responsibilities to their children in care, nurturing and development. To that end, ARCC works with parents, as well as with children and teens.
To find out more about this program please call (408) 294-0050