Our graduate internship counseling program started in 1996. We give free mental health services and referrals for clients from Victims' Services, Parole/Probation/Courts, and the community. Our program places students who are getting their master’s or doctoral degree in counseling.
We provide clinical supervision for our counselors. Our supervision models are developmental, and supervisors assist student counselors in developing their therapeutic orientation and most effective personal style. Supervisors also collaborate closely with university liaisons. Supervision includes weekly individual and group sessions. Students work together as a team to create a group practice that we can offer to the community. Our trainings for graduate students are diverse in practice and theory.
The level of counseling we provide challenges our counselors’ abilities and initiative. Caseload may have DHS clients, justice involved individuals on probation / parole / post-prison supervision, domestic and sexual abuse cases, personality disorders, trauma recovery, grief and loss, criminal behaviors, family relationships, and other common concerns in therapy. We work with individuals one-on-one, couples, families, and groups.
We welcome your questions! We have a lovely, roomy space with counseling rooms and work spaces with wireless Internet access. We are located right across from the Max (free parking is available) at:
160 SW Washington St., Hillsboro, OR 97123
We look forward to hearing from you. Please email CVS Supervisor Ken Rolfe for more information.
The number of placements changes based on the number of available supervisors, the amount of available workspace, and the needs of the program. We usually place 4 counseling interns in December for the next academic year. We also welcome doctoral students who want to fulfill clinical supervision or practice requirements.
Criminal Justice Internships
*** Because of Covid-19, we are not taking applications for criminal justice internships right now.
If you are interested in an internship for criminal justice, contact Karen LeDoux with an email and a cover letter that expresses what you would like to do for the department. He will notify you when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, and you will be given an application.