Psychology Internships

Washington Psychological Wellness Internship Opportunities

Are you a graduate student in the mental health field, aspiring to make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals of all ages and backgrounds? Look no further! Washington Psychological Wellness is thrilled to offer an enriching externship/internship opportunity to empower you to become an exceptional mental health clinician. 

About Washington Psychological Wellness:

 At Washington Psychological Wellness, a therapy practice in Gaithersburg, MD we are dedicated to providing the highest quality mental health care rooted in compassion, empathy, and expertise. We are committed to fostering an environment of growth, support, and innovation. Our team is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our clients and our interns alike. 

Your Opportunity

 As an intern at Washington Psychological Wellness, you will have the privilege of working under the supervision of an experienced and licensed clinician who will guide and mentor you throughout your journey. Our practice offers a diverse clientele, giving you the chance to work with individuals from various backgrounds and age groups.  

Supervision Structure

Each intern at Washington Psychological Wellness is assigned an experienced and licensed clinical supervisor. The supervision structure includes: 

 Weekly Supervision: You will meet once a week with your supervisor to discuss cases, receive guidance, and enhance your clinical skills. 

One-on-One or Triad Format: Supervision sessions can take place in either a one-on-one or a triad format, depending on your preference and the learning style that suits you best. 

Note- we tailor supervision and training needs based on the requirements set by your program.  

Tailored Treatment Approach

We understand that every client is unique, and as an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your treatment approach to align with your patient’s specific needs and your personal interests. Our range of therapeutic modalities includes but is not limited to: 

  •  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Psychodynamic Therapy 
  • Humanistic Therapy 
  • Integrative Therapy 
  • Couples Therapy 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 
  • Trauma-Informed Care 
Flexible Scheduling

At Washington Psychological Wellness, we value your needs and understand the importance of flexibility. As an intern, you have the freedom to create your own schedule and set your hours. You will also have the freedom to choose your preferred work model: 

In-Person: Work on-site at our clinic for a traditional in-person experience. 

Virtual: Conduct sessions and work remotely if it aligns with your interests/needs and graduate program requirements. 

Hybrid: Enjoy the flexibility of in-person and virtual work tailored to your preferences.  

Our primary goal is to ensure you meet your graduate program’s minimum caseload requirements while allowing you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. 

Community Engagement

At Washington Psychological Wellness, we believe in giving back to the community. Interns have the chance to lead or co-lead support groups and participate in community outreach initiatives. We encourage our interns to actively engage with the community, making a positive impact beyond the clinic’s walls. 

Team Collaboration

Our interns are integral members of our team. You will have the opportunity to join our monthly case conceptualization meetings, where you can share your insights, expand your knowledge, and grow as a professional. We value your input and believe in the power of collective wisdom. 

Multicultural Competence and Humility

We place a strong emphasis on multicultural competence and humility. We understand the importance of cultural sensitivity and strive to create a culturally inclusive environment where all are welcomed and respected. 

Is This An Opportunity for You? 

If you are a self-starter, determined, and enthusiastic about the prospect of working in a private practice setting, Washington Psychological Wellness is the ideal place for you to learn, grow, and thrive. Join us in our mission to make a difference in the field of mental health. 

Psychology Internship Requirements 

Must be enrolled in a graduate-level program as part of practicum I, II, or internship. 

Doctoral externships, internships, and post-doctoral fellowships are also available (both clinical and assessment tracks).  

How to Apply for Our Internships

Ready to embark on this transformative internship journey?

Please submit your application, including your resume and a cover letter, expressing your interest in joining our team at Washington Psychological Wellness to Dr. Leda Kaveh at Leda.Kaveh@washington-psychwellness.com.

We can’t wait to meet you and embark on this fulfilling professional journey together. 

 At Washington Psychological Wellness, we believe in the potential of each individual, both clients and interns alike. Join us and create positive change, one life at a time! 

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