low-fee psychotherapy clinic
In an effort to increase financial accessibility to psychotherapy, Widening Circles offers a low-fee psychotherapy clinic staffed by graduate level interns studying to become psychotherapists. Each intern receives weekly individual supervision with one of our clinical supervisors in addition to participating in our weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meeting. Initial assessments are co-completed with fully licensed staff.
This is the first year we are piloting interns shadowing in our ketamine-assisted psychotherapy program. As clinically appropriate, interns may be available for KAP preparation and/or integration sessions. Interns are not available to facilitate KAP medicine sessions.
Are you a graduate student interested
in an internship at Widening Circles?
Widening Circles offers internship opportunities for graduate students in mental health and/or substance use disorder programs of study. Our internship program reflects the values of our integrative, multidisciplinary practice. Widening Circles prefers individuals who are able to commit for a full academic year. Our practice allows for strong, diverse experiences with a wide range of presenting issues. This is an unpaid opportunity. Training and supervision are provided.
Widening Circles values an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to care. In addition to the requirements set forth by each student’s internship, our training philosophy aims to provide:
Solid, hands-on training experience with a variety of populations and diagnoses
Exposure to and immersion in a collaborative care model; participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary treatment team
Respect for and commitment to ethical conduct, especially in the new field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
Education in and experience with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and other emerging psychedelic therapies
Model of Training
Interns are assigned a site supervisor appropriate for their particular graduate program (LCSW, LCMHCS, etc). Individual supervision happens on a weekly basis. In the event that a supervisor is out of the office, an alternate supervisor will be assigned.
An internship at Widening Circles includes exposure to the following modalities:
Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
Various models of evidence-based individual/family/group psychotherapy
qEEG + Neurofeedback
Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine + Herbs
Recovery + Life Coaching
Wilderness Therapy Experiences
Widening Circles is affiliated with Pearl Psychedelic Institute. Interns may have the opportunity to participate in or assist with training or assist facilitating low-fee KAP community-based services.
For students interested in interning with Widening Circles, please reach out to our Office Manager with an email of interest: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your resume and a brief paragraph about your interest in Widening Circles as an internship placement. If we have openings, we will schedule an interview to determine fit. This is a competitive internship placement; therefore, we encourage interested applicants to apply early!
We're enrolling individuals who are interested in processing past experiences, experimenting with and integrating new perspectives within the relational context of the group, and learning some skills and integration approaches for future experiences. If you have any questions or know someone who might be a good fit, please let me know here or at email@example.com.