Our graduate internship counseling program began in 1996. We provide free mental health services and referrals for clients from Victims' Services, Parole/Probation/Courts, and the community at large. Our program places students who are perusing masters or doctoral degrees in counseling.
Clinical supervision is provided by paid staff and doctoral graduate students. Supervision models are developmental and supervisors strive to assist the student in developing his or her therapeutic orientation and most effective personal style; while collaborating closely with university liaisons. Supervision includes weekly individual and Thursday group sessions. Students work together as a team, in a wonderful exchange of mental health practices, to set in motion a group practice that can be offered to the community. Our trainings for the graduate students are rich in diversity of practice and theory.
The level of counseling provided requires a challenging degree of competency and initiative. Case loads may include DHS clients, offenders on Probation/Parole/Post-Prison Supervision, domestic and sexual abuse cases, personality disorders, trauma recovery, grief and loss, criminal behaviors, family relationships, and other common therapeutic concerns. We work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
We welcome your inquiry. We have a lovely, roomy space with dedicated counseling rooms, and ample work spaces with wireless Internet access. We are located at 160 SW Washington St., Hillsboro, OR 97123, right across from the Max and free parking is available.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please e-mail CVS Manager, Marci Nelson, MS, for more information.
The number of available placements varies, depending on available supervisors, workspace, and the needs of the program. We typically place 4 counseling interns per next academic year, in December. We also welcome doctoral students who are seeking an opportunity to fulfill clinical supervision requirements.
For more detailed information, please read our Internship Overview.
Criminal Justice Internships
If you are interested in an internship for criminal justice please complete this application and send via email to Joy Lewis with an email cover letter expressing what you would like to do for the department.