In the second year of the program, you begin a 12-month internship providing therapy for families, intimate relationships, and individuals. You are at a clinical site 14 to 18 hours per week for face-to-face client contact, supervision, and other onsite clinical work. You must accrue 400 clinical hours, including 200 relational hours (seeing couples, families, and other relationship forms). As an intern, you see brief and long-term clients to develop a range of skills to utilize after graduation. In addition to the onsite experience, you participate in weekly three-hour faculty-led group supervision with an AAMFT approved supervisor. The program ensures supervisor sufficiency for you to receive quality feedback regarding their clinical services.
You take a year of classes before you start the clinical sequence.To demonstrate clinical readiness, you must pass prerequisite classes and receive passing grades on clinical skills rubrics. Our AAMFT and state approved site supervisors report that interns are well prepared by the time they start seeing clients. You work with our clinical coordinator to find an internship that meets program requirements and matches your interests. Required clinical orientations provide additional instruction and resources regarding site placement and clinical expectations (handbook provided). For the past six years, 100% of interns have completed clinical requirements on time.