What is the Clinical Internship Program?
Graduates of academic programs at the Family Institute and the Center for Foreign Studies, as well as those with advanced degrees from other institutions, are eligible to apply for the Family Institute’s Postgraduate Clinical Internship Program. This sequence of didactic study and intensive clinical experience, supervised by senior professional staff, advances counseling proficiency and creates opportunities for professional development and collegial networking, culminating in a Certificate in Counseling and Family Therapy.
Individual, group, and live supervision take place under the supportive guidance of Institute faculty, with supplemental use of special observation rooms and video technology.
What are the program requirements for the Institute’s Certificate in Counseling & Family Therapy?
Students complete a minimum of 350 hours of clinical practice at the Family Institute, with 60 hours of individual clinical supervision, 120 hours of live/group supervision, 20 hours of live supervision, 60 hours of staff development, and 48 hours of Professional Development Seminars.
How much time will this program require?
Full-time clinical interns generally complete their postgraduate requirements in approximately two years, devoting 12 hours a week to internship activities.
Applications for the coming year’s program will be accepted until May 2013.
Click here to download application form.
The Clinical Internship Program is open to individuals who have successfully completed a program of study in a mental health related field (Social Work, Clinical Sociology, Counseling, and Psychology). Candidates will be expected to have had a minimum of one-year supervised clinical experience prior to being accepted into the program. In the fields of Psychology and Clinical Sociology, the minimal requisite degree for candidacy to the Institute is a Masters degree or its equivalent.
In addition to meeting these academic and clinical criteria, candidates for admission to the Family Institute are expected to be mature, motivated for personal growth and advanced professional training, as well as invested in the welfare of the religious community.
Tuition for the academic year is 12,500 NIS.
For further information regarding the Clinical Internship Program, including pre & co-requisite course requirements & course descriptions, click here to download brochure
The Dr. Avraham Schwartzbaum Memorial Library
The Family Institute contains a clinical and academic library which is a treasure house of current and classic books, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling and the wide field of mental health.
In addition to its impressive selection of books, the library contains a wide range of clinical material on video tapes, audio tapes and DVDs as well as viewing equipment and computers for research use.