AIMs Graduate Level Intern Program

Welcome to the AIM Counseling, Wellness & Consulting Masters Level Internship Program

At AIM Counseling, Wellness & Consulting, we are committed to providing a comprehensive and enriching internship experience for Masters Level Students. Under the direct supervision of Amie Thomas LMHC, CTS, QS; our interns engage in a Clinical & Psychoeducational Skill Builder program that encompasses a wide range of clinical and professional development activities.

A Professional Growth and Refinement program for students of Mental Health and Social Work Masters Program.

Internship Overview

Our Masters Level Student Interns play a vital role in providing psychoeducation to individuals spanning from six years old to adults. The diverse settings in which interns operate include individual sessions, group sessions, family counseling, workshops, and virtual platforms.

Supervision and Training

University Contracts: We have established partnerships with esteemed institutions 

  • Hodges
  • Nova
  • FGCU 
  • UCF
  • UWF
  • & Liberty

We provide our interns with a solid foundation for their academic career.

Supervision: Interns benefit from both individual and group supervision schedules, allowing for a customized and supportive learning experience.

On-site and Off-site Opportunities: We facilitate on-site and off-site opportunities to enhance interns’ skills and broaden their professional exposure.

Admin and Clinical Onboarding Training: Our comprehensive onboarding process ensures that interns are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills required for success in the field.

AIMs Intern Skill Building Phases

First Phase: Foundations

Admission and Billing Processes: Learn the intricacies of the admission process and billing procedures.

Understanding Utilization Review (UR): Grasp the concept of UR as both advocacy and ethical billing practice.

Clinical Impression: Develop the ability to provide a written clinical impression of clients for billing purposes.

Training on Psychodiagnostics and Psychopathology: Understand the importance of psychodiagnostics and psychopathology in counseling.

Second Phase: Learning to Practice

Observation: Observe both individual and group therapy sessions, gaining insights into practical application.

Theoretical Orientation: Present and apply one theoretical orientation in practice.

Customer Service in Counseling: Understand and demonstrate the importance of customer service in the counseling profession.

Progress Notes and Assessments: Learn to create comprehensive progress notes, conduct thorough intakes, and assessments.

Third Phase: Completing the Process

Proficiency Demonstration: Showcase continued proficiency in the skills acquired in the first two phases.

Completion of Therapy: Understand when therapy is complete and when to reduce frequency.

Challenges in Progress: Address scenarios where clients may not be making progress and present them to the treatment team.

Professional Development Planning: Develop a personalized plan for professional development.

Learn foundational knowledge:
CBT, DBT, REBT, Solution Focused, TF-CBT, ERP, Crisis Debriefing, Gottman, SITCAP, Behavioral Modification, Executive Functioning, Art Therapy, Educational Testing, Breathwork, etc.

Examples of Training and Educational Discussions:

  • Risk Assessments:
  • Suicidality and Self harm Behaviors
  • Report Writing
  • The Art of Disclosure in the therapeutic setting
  • Basics of Trauma
  • Basics of billing and insurance
  • Customer Service
  • Client acquisition and retention
  • Scheduling your time
  • Trainings by Interdisciplinary
  • Professionals in the Community
  • Meet and greet with Community referral sources

Observe, Learn, Grow.

What you need:

  • Enrollment in a mental health or social work masters program
  • Resume
  • Completed internship application  

Once completed, a member of AIM’s staff will contact you to schedule an interview.

Please contact Amie Thomas, LMHC if you are interested to learn more about becoming part of the AIM team. info@aimcounselinggroup.com