Interns placed in the Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services department are trained in the IICAPS model, both on-site and at the Yale Child Study Center. Interns are paired with an IICAPS staff member to provide home- and community-based clinical treatment as a team to caseloads of 2-3 families, and over the course of the year, they are able to step into the “lead clinician” role with the team partner. Interns are offered weekly individual, team and group supervision with licensed clinicians, and additional in-house training opportunities are offered.
Learning will focus on diagnostic formulations and narrative writing, as well as a range of IICAPS assessment and treatment tools, individual, family and couples therapy, parent guidance, and case management throughout the engagement, treatment and discharge process. An IICAPS internship requires driving and some flexibility with scheduling appointments to accommodate team partners and families.
IICAPS Program Requirements:
- Available to Foundation and Clinical Year Master’s Students in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or related field
- Experience with children. Basic knowledge of child development.
- Must commit to at least 15 hours/ week for at least nine months
- Mondays 10am-11am and Tuesdays 11am-2pm required
- Schedule flexibility required for frequent case management and to meet family needs
- Allowed 2 weeks of vacation; otherwise, expected at placement during school breaks unless special circumstances apply and are arranged with supervisor.
- Proficiency in writing and communication skills required.