What Can a DPPC Internship Offer Me?

DPPC interns have the distinct benefit of shadowing and learning from several different providers who each specialize in different aspects of psychotherapy and who each work with a different client base. DPPC interns also get hand-on experience in starting and running a private practice.

What Are the Internship Requirements?

DPPC interns are required to be currently enrolled in a masters program in counseling, marriage and family therapy, clinical mental health counseling, social work, or similar field. As an intern, you will be expected to be aware of the requirements and best practices of your ethical board(s) and adhere to them at all times. Additionally, you are expected to have liability insurance (offered for free for students through most licensing associations). 

DPPC interns are expected to act in a professional and ethical manner at all times.

What Does a DPPC Internship Entail?

Interns are able to shadow providers in their individual, group, or family sessions (with client consent). Some providers, after some time and training, may allow you to provide co-therapy with them. 

Interns, once approved to do so, are able to see their own clients*. A space for therapy and case-consultation is provided. 

DPPC interns are expected to help with some administrative and office-related tasks.

*Note: Interns are not allowed to charge or bill clients. 

I'm Interested! What Now?

Email if you are interested in applying for a DPPC internship! 

Please include your resume/CV, your internship requirements as outlined by your school, and your answers to the following questions: 

- Why do you want to be a DPPC intern? 

- What is your field of study? 

- What school do you attend? 

- What do you want your therapeutic focus to be? 

- What additional trainings have you/do you plan to pursue? 

- What is your long-term plan for your career?