Licensed Therapist Development Program
Mental Health Field Internship Opportunities


Students
 
Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma (CFGC) is committed to being a placement site, providing opportunities for students who have chosen the field of mental health. Our seasoned professionals will nurture and guide students as they gain valuable “real life” experience to integrate with classroom knowledge. Internships are an important component of the family-centered services provided at CFGC. CFGC accepts a limited number of master-level practicum student candidates for the Field Internship Program. Internships for bachelor-level students are considered.
 
Field Internship Program Time Commitment
 
·        Must commit to a 2 semester minimum
·        Must commit to 16 hours a week minimum
·        Attend staff, supervision, and training meetings every Friday morning
·        Facilitate one group per week
 
  
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
 
CFGC offers the Licensed Therapist Development Program for those early career professionals who are licensed by the state of Texas with a temporary Intern license and are accruing field hours for full licensure.
 
Therapist interns will receive top-notch training in therapeutic services with a variety of populations and presenting concerns. CFGC clients range from preschool to retirement, span diverse racial and ethnic groups, come from varied socio-economic levels, and present with a variety of concerns. For over 50 years CFGC has been dedicated to providing troubled hurting Texoma children and their families affordable, high quality mental healthcare, regardless of ability to pay. CFGC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that received funding from United Way of Grayson County, generous local businesses, foundations, individuals, special funding events, Medicaid and CHIP insurance, some private insurance plans, and client fees.
The Licensed Therapist Development Program for state licensed interns provides a wide range of benefits:
 
·        Exposure to a varied clinical experience including individuals, groups, couples, family, adolescent and play therapy
·        Weekly individual supervision from board approved supervisors for licensed interns
·        Weekly group supervision with CFGC staff therapists
·        Weekly training topics relevant to research based treatment approaches
·        Participate on a treatment team committed to continual improvement through consultation and training
·        Access to audiovisual materials and recording equipment, experience with billing and front office duties
·        Shared office space, access to individual, family and play therapy rooms; individual CFGC email account
·        Free access to Relias Learning, an online training site with more than 2,800 courses
·        Opportunities to provide services at partner agencies in the community
 
Desired Applicant Characteristics
 
·        Available to be onsite a minimum of 32 hours and 4 days a week
·        Commitment to an 18 month program
·        Completed all necessary coursework and exams to gain state licensure as a professional intern
·        Committed to ongoing learning, experience and self-reflection
·        Open to differing perspectives and questions of how one’s worldview affects therapy
·        Sensitive to how one’s ethics are demonstrated in practice
·        Exploring the issues of human diversity
 
LPC-Interns
 
·        Commit to 32 hours a week minimum
·        Carry a caseload of 20 clients
·        Working until 6pm three nights a week is mandated
·        Attend staff and supervision meetings every Friday morning
·        Facilitate one group per week
·        Provide services at one offsite location minimum
 
A monthly stipend will be provided for those professionals who hold a temporary license and are invited into the Licensed Therapist Development Program.
 
 
Tiffany Dancer, LPC-S
Clinical Director
tdancer@cfgcenter.org