MSW Field Internship Program
Location:918 E. Alosta Ave. Azusa, CA91702
Telephone:(626) 815-5421FAX: (626) 633-0651
Contact Person:Scott Bledsoe, Ph.D., Executive Director
The Azusa Pacific UniversityCommunity Counseling Center (CCC) is a community-based counseling facility featuring a therapeutic staff that provides quality counseling and consulting services in a variety of locations throughout the east San GabrielValley. The clinicians at the community counseling centers provide a broad range of cutting edge treatment services for individuals, couples, and families including support for life transition dilemmas, crisis-related issues and disorders of depression and anxiety. Counseling and educational services are provided by licensed professionals, interns, and trainees, depending on client needs.
The CCC is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 AM to 9PM, Fridays from 9AM to 6 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Social Work Training Objective
The focus of the internship at the CCC is to expose Master of Social Work student interns to foundation level social practice skills in a community-based setting.
Duration of Internship
Students complete internship over a nine-month period, from September through May. Students completing hours at a school site will be required to continue their internship until June. A minimum of 16 hours per week over two 15 week semesters is required for a total of 480 hours.
Description of Internship
- Micro-level (direct practice) and Macro-level experience (50%/50%)
- Direct Practice experience with individuals, families, and groups
- Community partnering, outreach, and education
- Opportunity to gain experience in a school-based setting
- Phone screening/walk-in intakes
Description of Supervision Requirements
- Students are required to complete all background checks and an internship orientation
- A minimum of one-hour individual supervision per week with the assigned field instructor
- Group supervision with field instructor and/or preceptor two times monthly
- Attend weekly training seminars.
- Completion of process recordings and video recordings
- Interns will provide individual, family, and group social work interventions. This may include case management, crisis intervention, and psychotherapy.
- Students are expected to learn and maintain client charts.
- Students are expected do be involved with various macro assignments related to community outreach and education.
Students will facilitate groups, seminars, and/or presentations.
Enrollment in a MSW program approved for internship placement
At least 12 units of coursework completed
Availability on two eight hour days, one weekday is a mandatory
Attend weekly training seminars on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Child/family experience is highly preferred
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
Motivation to gain experience with micro and macro-level practice skills
Must be willing to work in a team setting
Good attendance and punctuality
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written skills are required
Bilingual Spanish speaker is highly preferred
Internship Selection Process
Students must submit a student resume to the Executive Director. A pre-placement interview shall be scheduled. The selection process shall be completed once all intern candidates have been interviewed.