CLARE Foundation offers non paid internship and traineeship for students pursuing their MFT, MSW, PsyD, and CAADAC licensing. CAADAC will get hands-on experience on the frontlines of substance use disorder treatment and are exposed to CLARE’s effective and compassionate continuum of care, which treats more than 3,000 adults and provides prevention services to 1,200 young people each year.

Interns/trainees will also get hands on experience in working with clients who have a history of substance dependence/ abuse; have trauma (sexual/physical abuse/neglect, exposure to domestic violence and/or other trauma), participated in gang activity, suffer depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, co-occurring mental health/substance disorders, ADHD/other disruptive behavior, Bipolar Disorders, mild to severe mental health conditions, homelessness, and family/relational issues.

Areas of training may include: Case Presentation & Case Conceptualization, Co-Occurring Disorders, Crisis Management, Diagnostic Criteria, Discharge/Aftercare, Outpatient Services, Residential Services, Substance Abuse and Treatment, Trauma/PTSD, Moderate to Severe Mental Health, Integration of clinical orientations such as reflecting psychodynamic, CBT, Structural, Bowen, Solution- Focused, and Narrative, humanistic and other theories. Support of practicum students (MFT- Trainee’s, MFT- Interns, MSW Trainee’s, ASW Interns, and PsyD students) is obtained from their peers and supervisors in developing a variety of clinical skills while strengthening a clinical perspective of their choosing. Students are constantly encouraged to develop other interventions that are of particular interest in order to address individual or group training needs. Practicum students are part of a collaboration system in which they will interact with students and staff of multiple disciplinary backgrounds.

For students still enrolled in school looking for practicum site we are currently affiliated with Argosy, Alliant, Pepperdine University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, USC, UCLA, CSUN, Capella University and Phillips Graduate Institute.

Interns and trainees receive supervision from licensed members of CLARE’s professional staff, and have the opportunity to absorb and practice CLARE’s unique blend of evidence-based treatment techniques. CLARE’s continuum of care includes intake and screening, nonmedical detoxification, residential and outpatient treatment, and behavioral health counseling.

This spectrum grants interns and trainees access to a myriad of modalities and techniques, giving them the tools they need to become well-rounded, informed professionals.