Interns & Practicums
HMC interns are provided access to free trainings and webinars through HMC as well as library resources that can be downloaded such as treatment planners, scales and surveys, and homework planners for therapy. Interns are exposed to not only the micro level of counseling and social work practice, but also macro level and administrative areas of practice, such as practice management, supervision and licensing requirements, policy development and preparation for future private practice ownership. Part of internship supervision involves identifying and exploring areas of interest and developing potential post-graduate career paths and goals early in the internship. When the intern has a self-identified sense of direction for their future career, HMC will strive to expose them to the relevant therapy and practice experiences that will prepare them for their future goals in the social work and/or counseling fields. Interns are encouraged to build on their strengths, develop and grow through areas of inexperience, and to provide feedback at any time in order to enhance and improve their internship experience.
HMC interns are treated with the same dignity, respect and worth as all HMC employees. Interns are not “free labor”, and interns are valued for the knowledge, skills and experience that they already possess. HMC includes interns in staff outings and events, and interns are provided with the same annual reports, practice handbooks and administrative information that all employees are provided. We want our interns to feel included and welcomed at all times, and we want our interns to see the business of counseling and social work in addition to the actual practice of their skill sets. There are so many different ways to be a therapist, a social worker, a leader and supervisor, and we want our interns to see as much as possible in order to give them the most holistic experience they can have as interns.