Trilogy Behavioral Health

Training: Clinical Internship At Trilogy

Trilogy offers clinical internships for students who are candidates for Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work. Each training year, Trilogy accepts approximately 10-12 students.

The Placement

Trilogy is a comprehensive community behavioral healthcare organization which serves adults with severe and persistent mental illness and those with co-occurring substance abuse/use disorders. We strive to offer the highest quality recovery-based service possible to the residents of our community. Our clients come from a diverse range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and represent a wide-range of human diversity in general. Our goal is to tailor our services to meet the individual recovery needs of our clients and help empower them to reach their fullest potential. To that end, we offer comprehensive services, including case management, residential programs, vocational rehabilitation, psychosocial rehabilitation, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapies. Trilogy is committed to providing services to clients regardless of their ability to pay, and our practicum plays a key role in our capacity to offer psychological services to clients who may not otherwise afford them.

Training Values

We are dedicated to training future clinicians in a diverse, stimulating, and supportive environment. Students are exposed to a wide-array of techniques and interventions within the context of our multidisciplinary team approach to treatment. Helping our clients requires a comprehensive understanding of human behavior and, as a result, we tailor our services around treatments in both psychodynamic/relational therapies as well as the more structured interventions of dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapies. We also respect our students and help them discover their own therapeutic styles while providing support and guidance. It is our goal to help students develop both sound clinical skills, solid professional values, and respect for those individuals they are privileged to serve.

INTERNSHIPS

Internship Hours

Students schedule a regular weekly meeting time with their primary supervisor at the start of the practicum. Individual supervision is a primary aspect of the practicum experience and is intended to support and guide students through all facets of their training experience. A central focus of supervision is the students’ individual psychotherapy work and the various interactions and clinical dilemmas that arise. Students are encouraged to discuss their reactions in detail and understand how their experience relates to the clients organization and engagement in interpersonal situations including the therapy relationship. Students are expected to audio tape therapy sessions to facilitate the supervision process. Supervision is also a place for students to discuss professional development, and issues or concerns regarding Trilogy and their training experience.

MEETINGS

Individual Supervision

Students schedule a regular weekly meeting time with their primary supervisor at the start of the internship. Individual supervision is a primary aspect of the internship experience and is intended to support and guide students through all facets of their training experience. A central focus of supervision is the students’ individual psychotherapy work and the various interactions and clinical dilemmas that arise. Students are encouraged to discuss their reactions in detail and understand how their experience relates to the clients organization and engagement in interpersonal situations including the therapy relationship. Students are expected to audio tape therapy sessions to facilitate the supervision process. Supervision is also a place for students to discuss professional development, and issues or concerns regarding Trilogy and their training experience.

Group Supervision

All the interns meet in group supervision each week to present cases, discuss various clinical dilemmas, give and receive peer feedback, and address other issues related to working in a multi-disciplinary setting. Some of the time in the group is structured around presentations of psychotherapy evaluations. These evaluations are clinical interviews with clients who are interested in therapy, and the purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether the client is a good candidate for individual psychotherapy. Overall, students not only learn and practice case presentation skills but also share their understandings of clients and the workings of therapy with each other in a supportive and collegial environment.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR)

 

TEAM MEETING

Our team meeting is a forum for discussing clinical and administrative issues relating to work in our PSR program. Agenda items include collaborative consultation, group updates, curriculum development, general announcements, planning, training topics, and team concerns.

MILIEU/COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Participating in interdisciplinary staffings, all staff meetings, socializing in the milieu and planning and participating in holidays and special events are all a part of this experience. This will help you to become more familiar with clients and colleagues, understand how the organization functions, and collaborate with entire treatment teams in order to provide more effective treatment.

 

Clinical Supervisors

Amy Joiner, LCPC
Therapist

Susan Doig, LCSW
Chief Clinical Officer

Samantha Handley, LCPC, CSADC
Vice President

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